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“Pepe the frog, the greedy merchant and #stopthesteal”: A comparative study of discursive and memetic communication on Twitter and 4chan/pol during the insurrection on the US Capitol, by Andrey Kasimov, Regan Johnston, and Tej Heer.…
"A style guide on the Neo-Nazi community The Daily Stormer directs its members to “always hijack existing cultural memes in any way possible [because] packing our message inside of existing cultural memes and humour can be viewed as a delivery method."
"Members are encouraged to carefully encode Nazi messages into viral memes with the agenda of normalizing these ideas within the public discourse. Online far-right communities such as 4chan/pol, 8chan, & Gab often act as a testing ground for these memes before they are deployed".
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1/8 The Stop the Steal movement was itself stolen. On 2020-11-04, @KylieJaneKremer of @america1stwomen (WFAF) started a Facebook group Stop the Steal. It became a movement. Within 22 hours, the group gained >300,000 members. 2.1 Million more joined its waiting list.…
2/8 A week later, the Stop the Steal (& #StopTheSteal) was controlled by twice-convicted felon Ali Alexander. He turned it into an evil parody of #MAGA & his personal cash cow. Ali’s speeches had violent & racist undertones. His events invited troublemakers & White nationalists, Image
3/8 although Ali Alexander is a black man born as Ali Akbar. WFAF parted ways with Ali.
Ali announced his Stop the Steal rally on #Jan6, a permit for which he received by misrepresentation. He promoted it by falsely claiming support from Trump & @GOP speakers he never talked to. Image
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Friday, March 31st, 2023
News you can use. 🧵 Image
I would be surprised to learn those tweets aren't archived.

"As of this writing, March 30, 2023 at 2:27 AM ET, Joseph Flynn just deleted every single tweet from his Twitter account."…
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Oh wow. Alors reprenons. "#StopTheSteal" (version US et Brésil), étaient des mobilisations astroturfées au profit du pouvoir antidémocratique sortant.

Leur déviance ne réside pas dans l'acte lui-même (cf Géorgie dernièrement), mais dans l'intention de nuire à la démocratie.
Comparer un mouvement organique qui se fonde sur des griefs légitimes, à un mouvement inorganique (astroturfée), ou l'engagement fut suscité par des campagnes de désinformation participatives, est d'une bêtise sans nom, et démontre surtout le manque d'arguments de Macron.
Voici donc l'extrait. Pardon, mais pour avoir étudiée de près les dynamiques de #StopTheSteal. Pour avoir écrit un papier dessus, je peux vous assurer qu'une mobilisation organique, aussi violente soit-elle, n'a rien à voir avec le #astroturfing/#questing
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OK, interesting

I expect that no one in my #NAFO set is gonna know who Miles Guo is, so let me introduce him real quick: Miles Guo is basically an expat Chinese billionaire huckster.

You and I care who he is because this mf finances insurrectionism.…
The Times in '17 characterizes him as a "gadfly" to Beijing with a tendency to leak wild-looking claims that are "outlandish and easily debunked", along with some actually legit intel.

This made him a natural fit with the Trump admin.…
The real picture on Guo is something closer to a trashnews provocateur involved in running hedge fund beefs.

There's been an Interpol Red Notice for him since '17.…
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Russia Insider Charles Bausman, the miraculous cure of Hillary Clinton's Parkinson desease and Jan6

Do you remember when Hillary got the diagnosis? When MAGA media and FoxNews reported about her health status and speculated about her imminent death?

I want to introduce you to Russia Insider's chief editor Charles Bausman, member of Hillary's medical team. He diagnosed her Parkinson desease and informed the interested public about it.
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This is an open letter & 🧵 to @elonmusk … What I am have to say speaks for thousands of us on Twitter.

I never ask for retweets but I am asking now. The only way he sees this thread is with your help.
Share. Share. Share.
Thank you, Catia ♥️
2/ 🧵 Hello there @elonmusk. I’m taking a leap of faith here by saying some things I think need to be said. There’s a lot of people on Twitter that had or have an account that jumped for joy when you bought the crime scene.
3/ 🧵 Finally! A man that has the means & the vision to make this a Town Square for EVERYONE. So many of us applauded the purchase and we let you know by sending out a lot of positive tweets of support & gratitude to you.
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1/ #January6thCommittee’s Final Report is available in our Clearinghouse of all documents (listed under Congressional Documents).…

Direct link:…

Notably, the committee references several articles published by Just Security …
2/ The #January6thReport cites this Just Security article by @UChicagoLaw’s professor Albert W. Alschuler.

“Trump and the Insurrection Act: The Legal Framework.”…
3/ The #January6thReport cites this Just Security article by @nyulaw professor @rgoodlaw and @YaleLawSch student Josh Asabor.

“In Their Own Words: The 43 Republicans’ Explanations of Their Votes Not to Convict Trump in Impeachment Trial.”…
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33/ I wonder what Greenberg told prosecutors about the #StopTheSteal effort in 2018, which stopped the recount in the races won by DeSantis & Rick Scott… Were bogus third party candidates involved? Were election officials or others bribed & paid w/ crypto to stymie the recount?
34/ This happened during the height of convicted crypto criminal Joel Greenberg’s tenure at the tax collector’s office in Florida. Did he help fund any aspect of this effort?
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Traduzione dei Twitter Files Pt.4: "La rimozione di Donald Trump" 🇺🇸 Storia di come i dirigenti di Twitter hanno costruito un caso per il divieto permanente del Presidente degli Stati Uniti D'America. Dal profilo uff. del giornalista indipendente @ShellenbergerMD. Leggere 👇👇👇

La rimozione di Donald Trump: 7 gennaio

Man mano che la pressione aumenta, i dirigenti di Twitter costruiscono il caso per un divieto permanente
Dirigenti senior di Twitter il 7 gen:
- creare giustificazioni per bannare Trump
- cambiare le policies solo per Trump, distinto dagli altri leader politici
- non preoccuparsi per le implicazioni di un ban sulla libertà di parola o sulla democrazia
con l'aiuto di:
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Despite Twitter’s long-standing policy that it would NOT block a world leader, following public demands from the far-left including @MichelleObama, CEO at the time Jack Dorsey delegated much of the enforcement against DJT to @yoyoel and @vijaya.

#TwitterFiles #TwitterFiles4
On Jan 7, @jack emails employees saying Twitter must remain consistent and all blocked users should return after a temporary suspension

But @yoyoel put intense pressure on Jack to enact new rules specifically to perma-ban DJT

Now, 5 strikes would result in permanent suspension
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The Removal of Donald Trump: January 7

As the pressure builds, Twitter executives build the case for a permanent ban
On Jan 7, senior Twitter execs:

- create justifications to ban Trump

- seek a change of policy for Trump alone, distinct from other political leaders

- express no concern for the free speech or democracy implications of a ban

This #TwitterFiles is reported with @lwoodhouse
For those catching up, please see:

Part 1, where @mtaibbi documents how senior Twitter executives violated their own policies to prevent the spread of accurate information about Hunter Biden’s laptop;

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1. THREAD: The Twitter Files
Part One: October 2020-January 6th
2. The world knows much of the story of what happened between riots at the Capitol on January 6th, and the removal of President Donald Trump from Twitter on January 8th...
3. We’ll show you what hasn’t been revealed: the erosion of standards within the company in months before J6, decisions by high-ranking executives to violate their own policies, and more, against the backdrop of ongoing, documented interaction with federal agencies.
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Les #twitterfiles - un thread sur le contenu des échanges internes chez Twitter autour de sa politique de modération, telle qu'elle se pratiquait jusqu'ici sur la plateforme... #s01e00 #contexte
#contexte #twitterfiles Depuis son arrivée il y a quelques semaines, Musk a viré la moitié du personnel, une autre moitié a suivi après qu'il ait explicité que les vacances et les week end, il fallait désormais faire une croix dessus.
#contexte #twitterfiles Musk a décroché au passage la médaille d'or de la politique RH la plus violente de la Silicon Valley, piétinant au passage moultes législations locales, oubliant sans doute que l'extraterritorialité du Droit américain avait quand même ses limites. Image
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On 12/9/21, just one day before "Libs of TikTok LLC" was registered in Delaware, Chaya Raichik posted this photo with @SethDillon via the @libsoftiktok account.
While neither Raichik nor Dillon's name were on the Delaware registration, a "branch" of the same company - "Libs of Tik Tok LLC" - was registered in Florida in March 2022. @SethDillon is listed as a "manager" on the application.
Raichik's @libsoftiktok got it's "big break" in July 2021, after a seemingly inebriated @joerogan promoted the account on his podcast, referencing a Daily Caller article written the day before.
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Jason Jones-
"you and I know - what did [Steve] Bannon have to do with J6?"

"Nothing "
"You had more to do with January 6th"
"Do you think what I spoke about on j5 is why I literally never was visited"
"there[s] a Soviet control over the narrative"
Ali Alexander -
"I was like 'Osama Bin Laden' of the 'election integrity' movement."

"The @SecretService first denied giving me and Alex Jones an escort - and then the @WSJ got them to correct it."

Jason Jones then describes someone who sounds a lot like #VIPCamel.
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Mar-a-Lago Tour
TOUR GUIDE: On your right is the Trump SCIF, that's where Mr. Trump keeps his most top secret super duper documents. Let me pull one out and show you how secretive they are. Oh look, it's Trump's dear friend Russian Minister Sergey Lavrov. Hi Serge. Back again?
TOUR GUIDE: This padlock, let me get it off the ground, was a gift from one of Trump's favorite kids. You know her as Ivanka! Used to be on her diary when Mr. Trump started dating First Lady Melania. The combo is 0420 which happens to be a celebrity birthday? Y'all know Hitler?
TOUR GUIDE: Trump used to use this room for ketchup storage. Did you know you could fit 8653 bottles of ketchup in here? That translates to about 30 boxes of top secret Nuclear documents. Y'all smell that musky vinegar smell? That's Steve Bannon's cologne. He's a regular in here.
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Roger Stone’s incarceration was delayed until July 14, 2020. This allowed him to embark on a virtual media tour in late June during which he announced that he cld help reelect a flailing Trump if only Trump wld commute his sentence or grant him a pardon 1/
2/ Trump accepted Roger Stone’s offer. He commuted Stone’s sentence on 7/10/20. Roger Stone protege Jack Posobiec announced the “good” news with a tweet. Stone celebrated with Enrique Tarrio and other members of the Proud Boys gang.
3/ The following month, Stone dined with Ali Alexander, a convicted felon who had served as the frontman for Stone’s 2018 Stop the Steal campaign.
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How bad were Tuesday's primary elections for the fate of democracy?

Really bad.

1. Maine Gov: Paul LePage won the GOP nomination for Governor after saying that 2020 was "clearly a stolen election."

2. ME-02: Bruce Poliquin is the GOP nominee after urging Trump not to concede in 2020 & refusing to say unequivocally that Biden won.

3. Nevada Gov: Trump-endorsed Joe Lombardo won the GOP nod after questioning whether Biden won "fair and square."

4. Nevada Secretary of State: GOP nominee Jim Marchant is an EXTREME election denier who says he would not have certified the 2020 results if he'd been SoS.

5. Nevada - US Senate: Adam Laxalt has been dubbed the "Nevada version of Rudy Giuliani". Enough said.

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#SeditionHunters - NYT reports that a panicked Alex Jones (facing crippling lawsuits from Sandy Hook families and an increasingly aggressive Jan 6 investigation), is now offering DOJ full cooperation if they promise not to prosecute him... 1/…
Jones will have to get more honest to make a deal worthwhile. He played a major role not only leading up to Jan 6, but on the day: he led a crowd to the Capitol, then steered them around the building to help build the crowd for the East-side breaches. 2/
Alex Jones is tied not just to the Jan 6 propagandists but to the attackers. Alex moved all day with Ali Alexander, leader of #StopTheSteal. And the attack itself was led by ... Alex's former employee Joe Biggs, InfoWars "reporter" turned Proud Boy. 3/
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So some interesting things have surfaced in the last few weeks that I want to share. Be patient with me, I’m slow & get interrupted a lot. But, I think it’s worth it to share this information before the mid-term elections.

😃 Please don’t forget to vote in November…💙
This article from 04/06/2022 has been weighing on my mind…it’s regarding the #RockbridgeNetwork, defined as a coalition.

What is a “political coalition” in the US?
Not much. It’s basically a verbal, non-regulated agreement to finance an agreed upon political agenda.
While #RockbridgeNetwork is being considered a “new GOP coalition”, it isn’t, think #CambridgeAnalytica. Plus, it is not the only “new GOP coalition” popping up before mid-term elections. #ChestnutStreetCouncil has been started by Matt Schlapp, think #KochNetwork
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@MacFarlaneNews Following the Capitol invasion, organization Documented reported audio it had obtained of a robocall message sent out by RLDF the day before the attack, encouraging people to turn out for the march. Archived copies “March To Save America” website also point to RLDF’s involvement.
@MacFarlaneNews “I’m calling for the Rule of Law Defense Fund with an important message,” the call started, before describing plans for the crowd to march from a park near the White House to the Capitol  at 1 p.m. to “call on Congress to stop the steal.”
@MacFarlaneNews “We are hoping patriots like you will join us to continue to fight to protect the integrity of our elections,“ the message continued. It then promoted the march’s website, before ending with a reminder that the call was “paid for and authorized by the Rule of Law Defense Fund.”
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We know that Roger Stone protege Jacob Engels worked closely with the Proud Boys. It seems it was Roger Stone protege Jack Posobiec who worked closely with the Oath Keepers. @January6thCmte @TheJusticeDept 1/
3/ Engels & Proud Boys.
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