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See, back in late 2015, when the bernie bros started popping up, I, and I'm sure many other women, started commenting to friends and family that the bros were kinda sorta nasty & wtf? Sadly, many of us were not believed... so I started keeping receipts EARLY. Fuck gaslighting.
and really, dudebro should stop posing as John Rawls and use his own effin' neckbeard photo.
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Let's see which retweet bots are super excited about the third Democratic presidential debate. #ThursdayThoughts

#Warren2020 #AmyForAmerica #YangGang #Booker2020 #FeelTheBern #KHive #MayorPete #Biden2020 #BetoForAmerica #Castro2020

cc: @ZellaQuixote
@ZellaQuixote A duo of extremely similar real estate bots (@RealtorFairfax and @FairfaxVAAgent) were the first two automated accounts to retweet the preceding tweet. Based on a brief jaunt through their timelines, they seem more focused on retweeting political hashtags than real estate.
@ZellaQuixote @RealtorFairfax @FairfaxVAAgent The third bot retweet comes to us courtesy of @BernieBot_2020, which retweets various Sanders-related hashtags (#Bernie2020, #FeelTheBern, #NotMeUS, and #NoMiddleGround.) We've run across it before.
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Hi @egg509!

I feel as though we need to have a discussion about your 3 tweets below 👇🏾

I invite you to have an adult conversation with me. Allow me to address your tweets directly, mmk? /1

#Bernie2020 #FeelTheBern #NoMiddleGround
Let's tackle your tweet about how us Berners have no respect, morals, integrity etc.

We actually do! And a LOT of it!

Bernie's movement is a moral movement which has lots of similarities to MLK's #PoorPeoplesCampaign.

#Benie2020 /2
We believe in human rights that many Democrats themselves don't believe, like giving those incarcerated the right to vote as example. We also believe things like EDU are human rights along with housing.

#Bernie2020 /3
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All of the things that Russia didn't make @KamalaHarris do...

A thread:
Harris talks the talk, but why does her record speak to terrible policies that disproportionately affected people of color and poor folks?

Why did she fight to keep civil asset forfieture in place?
Why did she neglect to prosecute Treasury Sec Steve Mnuchin, during the foreclosure crisis, when he was running OneWest and was responsible for thousands losing their homes due to shady practices? (He's our damn Treasury Secretary, now, ffs)
Why didn't she course correct when she saw that her truancy efforts were causing harm, to mostly minority women?

Why did she fight so hard to keep wrongful convictions in place?

How many times has she flip-flopped in the past few weeks?
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From this article- "About one-third of current Medicare enrollees are covered through Medicare Advantage."

From same publisher in another piece abt MA- "Insurance companies continue to promote MA plans heavily because of their great profitability."
"Medicare Advantage"

What is the 'advantage' in Medicare Advantage?
How does this 'advantage' come about?
Who holds the 'advantage'?

Insurance companies continue to promote MA plans heavily because of their great profitability (to the ins co, of course).…
"Although these companies take in a tremendous amount of taxpayer money, and have immense power regarding how to distribute these funds, a cloud of secrecy shields from public view their financial operations and profitability."…
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The story of how we got here is a very simple one:

The New Deal coalition included a bunch of Dixiecrats who became increasingly angry about northeastern urban Dems backing the civil rights movement. With the Southern Strategy, they almost all went GOP over the 70s and 80s. 1/
At the same time, the Goldwater wing of the GOP was gaining in power, buoyed by the influx of racist southern white voters from the Democrats. By 1980 these trends culminated in the so-called "Reagan Revolution" that swept the hard-right Goldwaterites into power. 2/
These developments made the "Rockefeller Republicans," i.e. moderates, very uncomfortable. At the same time, the collapse of the New Deal coalition and the resulting union-busting kneecapped the Democrats' ability to compete nationally. The GOP moderates had their opportunity. 3/
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Kremlin media outlets Sputnik and RT recently got de-invited to the International Conference on Media Freedom and some folks ain't happy. #WednesdayWisdom

cc: @ZellaQuixote
We downloaded tweets from the last 10 days containing "media", "freedom", and "RT" or "Sputnik" and filtered out a couple of early false positives. 9.4% of tweets are automated (average for most datasets of this sort is roughly 3%).
The first on-topic tweet about RT/Sputnik being barred from the conference came from @BotsPutin, which probably isn't a bot although many of the other early accounts to tweet about the subject are in fact automated (mostly newsbots linking custom collections of news sites.)
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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.

cc: @ZellaQuixote
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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@rheaume76 Danielle, I am going to be absolute best to explain things to you in hopes you understand & I'll be civil in the process, ok? I promise. If you have any questions, please ask.

Let's go! /1

#Bernie2020 #FeelTheBern #NoMiddleGround
@rheaume76 You call us sexist but in reality, we're not sexist, we're pissed as hell. It has absolutely NOTHING to do with ones gender but with the fact that many of our elected officials in DC don't represent us, the people, any longer.

#Bernie2020 #FeelTheBern #NoMiddleGround
@rheaume76 Look what's happening right now as an example. Pelosi caving to Trump's demand over funds at the border. Do you honestly believe THAT is acceptable? I don't. Many don't.

See, us Berners are sick of Democrats who act like Republicans.

#Bernie2020 #FeelTheBern #NoMiddleGround
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There's a misconception going around that Bernie is too leftist to win...lemme debunk that real quick.
GOPers call everything that isn't wildly right winged socialist. You could run a Dem with Ronald Reagan's policy & they'd get called the second coming of Karl Marx...
That said, Americans want certain policies enacted to make their lives easier and more enjoyable. For example, over 70% of Americans support Medicare for all...& over 50% of REPUBLICANS support it.
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.@BernieSanders is currently delivering a speech on democratic socialism at George Washington university. It cam be watched live here.
So far Sanders has emphasized the polarization of American politics - with oligarchy on the one side and various movements for democracy on the other
Sanders: Three families control more than half of wealth in America and 49% of all new income generated today goes to the top 1%. Income and wealth inequality are now higher than they've been since the 1920s.
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