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We started looking at automated activity (and potentially other aspects of) tweets containing various #<candidate first or last name>2020 hashtags (e.g., #Warren2020, #Kamala2020, #Bernie2020, etc.) We examined tweets from Jan 1st - July 3rd, 2019.

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Looking more closely at the 2020 hashtags that have both a significant percentage (we used 10% as a cutoff, 3%-ish is average) of automated activity and at least 1000 tweets, we see sizable volume for tweets posted via VK (Russian Facebook-esque social network.) What's the deal?
The VK activity in the 2020 hashtags comes from 21 very similarly-named accounts. Account names are the display name with "Im" prepended (e.g., "Alberta Swift" = "@ImAlbertaSwift.) All tweets were posted via VK, and none tweeted before 2018 (despite some being created in 2015.)
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A quick break from #BlackHistoryMonth to talk about the #LunarNewYear - I did a similar search for Chinese representations in Canadian official war photographs, and found 10 results. Here's a little #thread about them -
(Photograph is: Chinese Labour Battalions in France celebrating the Chinese New Year on February 11, 1918. William Rider-Rider, LAC MIKAN 3396797) #warphotos
Rider-Rider took four additional photographs by that same title. They're LAC MIKAN 3396798 - 6801. This is neg # O-2447
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1/ No, no es una hucha. Este cerdito es un biberón-sonajero (guttus tintinnabula). Tiene 2400 años y fue especialmente concebido para bebés lactantes. ¿Por qué lo sabemos? ¿Cómo funcionaba? Os lo cuento 👇
#YearOfThePig #AñoDelCerdo #AñoNuevoChino #ChineseNewYear #FelizMartes
2/ La boquilla del biberón (que aquí es el rabito) de este tipo de piezas tenía un diámetro muy pequeño, para que la leche saliese casi gota a gota y no como un chorro, evitando así que el bebé se atragantase. Tras alimentarse es el momento de reposar. Entonces....
3/...este biberón, ya vacío, se "convertía" en sonajero, su segunda función. ¿Cómo? Gracias a las dos esferas que contiene en su interior y que al chocar producen sonido, algo que relajaría al bebé.
Sí os fijáis, el cerdito tiene los ojos humanizados y pintados al detalle.
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What’s your Chinese zodiac sign? There’s a Chinese horoscope for everyone this #YearOfThePig

Here’s what’s in store for those born in the year of the Pig via @CLSAInsights
It might be the #YearOfThePig, but here’s what’s in the cards if you were born in the year of the Rat via @CLSAInsights
For those born in the year of the hardworking Ox, it’s a year of health but not wealth this #YearOfThePig via @CLSAInsights
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