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Please permit me a thread:

Glenn @ggreenwald went on Fox & told his future bunk-buddy in hell, @tuckercarlson that in so many words, he's concerned that ambiguous videos were being seen as immutable evidence of events. For maybe the 2nd time, GG and I were close to agreement.
I can't believe I'm saying it, but I wish I'd taken @ggreenwald's tack. It's my main issue with #covingtonGate. I'm terrified digital media is so gameable, society will soon be unable to tell real from fake, relevant from irrelevant. And both scoundrels & enemies are thrilled.
It doesn't matter what this episode of "As The Twitter Turns" was even about. There will be another one just like it coming shortly. And bad actors are learning how to weaponize ever-more innocent OR toxic events and narratives. And very soon we will have a HUGE new problem…
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1/ #Covingtongate is a serious issue. Lets do a thread

Very powerful media companies pushed activist propaganda, celebrities organized harassment campaigns against children.
2/ These far left digital media outlets typically push propaganda to radicalize people. They omit information to mislead.

At Vidcon 2017 the president of NowThis said they worked with Anti-Trump activists to produce their content
3/ There is a clear path to radicalization from these companies.

You start with some general outrage and eventually the narrative seeps into NYT when they hire Sarah Jeong, a known racist
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