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1\ This is a thread about dark money in Calgary's 2021 municipal election.

Yesterday @TS_Lambert published a great article on the TPAs who are influencing this year's #yycvote. Please read it as it is a great primer on what we know so far.…

2\ before we dive into anything we need to talk about how the UCP has changed the rules. Now, only individual Albertans can donate directly to municipal campaigns. Corporations, unions and other orgs can no longer donate directly.

#yyccc #yycvote
3\ as @TS_Lambert reports, these orgs can now donate directly to registered #TPAs who are permitted to use their funds to run ads related to #yycvote. There is no limit to TPA spending, but TPAs must report who they get their money from... Eventually

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Neo-nazi group #PatriotFront held a photo op in #Chicago last weekend & is currently marching around #DC so it's as good time as any to compile a list of their identified members for folks to watch for

Who are these chuds?…
Patriot Front broke away from white nationalist org Vanguard America following #unitetheright in #charlottesville after James Alex Fields was seen with a VA shield before driving his car into a crowd, murdering Heather Heyer & injuring dozens of others…
Syed Robbie Javid a.k.a. Sayed Robbie Javid or Robbie Javid of Alexandria, VA

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What #ProudBoy FOAK members were at #UniteTheRight. I have Kessler, Augustus Invictus, Enrique Tarrio, Sal Cipolla, Shane Reeves, Alex Ramos, Christopher Richie, Irvine Antillon and Trace Chiles. Who else? Who are these 3? @GoadGatsby @IGD_News @socialistdogmom @EmilyGorcenski ImageImageImage
Billy Sessions of the racist ass Hiiwaymen that has spoke at Patriot Prayer events, talking about him being at #UniteTheRight and making claims that white supremacists were not the cause of most the problems in Charlottesville.
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NEW: Leaks Expose Conservative Movement Funders Prince and DeVos Family Offshore Money…
Unicorn Riot located offshore corporate entity records supporting the activities of private military businessman Erik Prince and the DeVos family
Former SEAL & founder of Blackwater Inc., (now ‘Academi‘) Erik Prince, & his extended family tied to a new batch of data leaks, revealing offshore business entities filed in the Bahamas, Unicorn Riot has found.
Prince confirmed one of the owners of Salamis LLC, a Blackwater aviation front company which provided services for the U.S. military in Afghanistan.

Prince’s sister, Betsy DeVos, is currently the U.S. Secretary of Education, and married to Richard “Dick” DeVos Jr.
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#AntifaTerrorists will be dealt with. #TimesUp You get what you deserve
The #QAnon Drops in order #2645
#QAnon drop #839
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It wasn't just any group of protesters, either. It was #JewsAgainstICE, just a couple days after anniversary of Heather Heyer's murder much the same way in #Charlottesville by a neo-Nazi #UniteTheRight attendee.

Police then pepper sprayed them…
"An employee reached by phone at the Wyatt Detention Facility declined to comment early on Thursday. Messages left for the Central Falls Police Department and ICE weren’t immediately returned."

Yeah, I fucking bet they weren't
You can't support driving through Jewish protesters and in the same breath claim you are pro-Jewish because you support Israel fyi
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Today I uploaded my 2017 UTR datasets to @internetarchive. 35,896 #UniteTheRight tweets from August 5 to August 14 and 28,485 #Charlottesville tweets from August 12 to August 14 are now available for download here:
.@edsu and I published research in 2017:… This graph shows 16,492 #UniteTheRight tweets that were deleted after Aug 12.

52% of the accounts that got suspended were created on or after August 11. Sock puppets were created en masse to boost the event.
The account polNewsForever was an obvious outlier in UTR graphs. This "news" account representing /pol/ boards from the chans was highly influential in UTR data and pushed narratives that leftists/antifa were responsible for violence.
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Two years ago Unicorn Riot started our coverage in Charlottesville amid a violent white supremacist torchlight march. Our coverage:…
Two years ago today we were live on the ground at Unite The Right in Charlottesville.

The violent day represented both the high point and downfall of the then-ascendant alt-right movement.

It ended in tragedy that many still have to live with every day.…
Criminal cases against James Alex Fields, Jr., who carried out the car attack that killed Heather Heyer, finally ended this summer.

Fields received multiple federal & state life sentences.

Many survivors still struggle with injuries and medical debts.…
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#BREAKING: Unicorn Riot has confirmed that @StateDept official Matthew Gebert, exposed earlier today by @Hatewatch as a neo-nazi, was active in @Discordapp chats used to plan Unite The Right in Charlottesville.…
Matthew Gebert’s State Dept career began in 2013 via a “presidential management fellowship” focused on “developing a cadre of potential government leaders.”

His @Discordapp posts include a pro-diversity sign riddled with bullet holes.…
6/18/2017: State Department employee Matthew Gebert posts in the Charlottesville planning chat to confirm his plans to attend #UniteTheRight:…
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I frequently complain about people tweeting graphs with no context or omitting important details. And graphs tend to get lots of diffusion with zero fact-checking. Graphs are easily misinterpreted & can be presented deceptively. Without proper disclaimers it's very reckless.
For example: a thread claiming @RealAlexRubi was pushing some Russian narrative at #UniteTheRight just b/c some of his live tweets went viral so his node was quite large for a time.
He claims Alexander was "bloviating" about antifa & ignored Heather Heyer's death. Alexander witnessed Heather Heyer's death and continued reporting from the scene afterwards. How many tweets are normal after witnessing a murder?

But I digress...
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Thread: Nick Bosa follows “deplorable” MAGA themed IG accounts with racial, homophobic, Islamaphobic, & white nationalist posts.

Let’s take a look at the account...

“Too_Savage_For_Democrats” by Dylan Perentis

...& see what Nick Bosa has ❤️ “liked” and put into his feed.
Nick Bosa ❤️ likes the idea of cutting welfare to migrant families to pay for Trump’s border wall. ”#BuildTheWall#NFLDraft2019
Nick Bosa ❤️ liked Trump’s tweet attack on LeBron James and Don Lemon’s intelligence. “Trump is straight savage.” #NFLDraft2019
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Neo-Nazi leader Patrick Casey claims that his new group 'American Identity Movement' isn't just Identity Evropa with a different name.

If that sounds like a lie, that's because it is. We got the receipts:…
Our latest investigation shows that Identity Evropa renamed their @SlackHQ workspaces, but the same exact chats remain active under their new "American Identity Movement" name.

The group's press release claims they're "not a rebrand" of Identity Evropa.…
We also reviewed the 'Donate' button on the new 'American Identity Movement' site and found they are using @PayPal to process payments with the same email address that Identity Evropa used to accept funds through @Zelle.…
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NEW: 'Bowl Patrol': Dylann Roof Fans Hope to Inspire More Mass Shootings…

The latest in our #DiscordLeaks series dives into alt-right internet subculture surrounding Dylann Roof in the wake of recent arrests of would-be shooters acting in Roof's name.
New leaked Discord chat logs were added to the databse at as part of the new 'Bowl Patrol' story (read more here:…)

'Bowl Patrol': 39554 messages…

'BOWL COIN': 4,762 messages…
Several arrests point towards a trend of armed racists seeking to "pull a Dylann Roof" & carry out mass shootings of minorities:

-Ben McDowell: Feb 2017
-Edward & Jeffrey Clark: Oct-Nov 2018
-Liz Lecron & Vince Armstrong: Dec 2018
-Dakota Reed: Dec 2018…
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Pittsburgh synagogue shooter Robert Bowers interacted online w a neo-nazi using aliases “Jack Corbin” & “Pale Horse.” Corbin calls himself an “antifa hunter” & often posts protesters’ personal info & makes threats. Read leaked Discord posts by Corbin here:…
One of the leaked Discord chat server logs we obtained that include Corbin/'Pale Horse' (of whom synagogue shooter Robert Boyers was apparently a fan) was 'Anticom', a neo-nazi group involved in organizing #UniteTheRight in Charlottesville. Read more:…
Part 2 of our investigation into the leaked Anticom chats (which included private messages by Jack Corbin, who interacted with Pittsburgh shooter Robert Bowers) showed that participants in the Nazi group's chat room shared manuals about how to make bombs.…
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Yesterday (2018-10-02), four members of the white supremacist group known as the "Rise Above Movement" were arrested by the feds for their part in the violence at the #UniteTheRight rally in Charlottesville in August 2018. Let's take a look at related Twitter traffic.
(previous thread on the Twitter activity surrounding the #UniteTheRight hashtag leading up to and during the rally last year.)
We downloaded tweets containing "Charlottesville" and "arrests", resulting in 15082 tweets from 12331 accounts beginning with the first report of the arrests (from @HenryGraff).
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Police have cordoned off a walking path for white nationalists, who are due to be here soon for #UniteTheRight2 #ShutItDownDC
#BREAKING: Violent breaks out as white nationalists arrive. They’re marching to Lafayette Square for #UniteTheRight2 rally.
Here’s Jason Kessler marching to his #UniteTheRight2 rally. Note: there are only a dozen or two white supremacists with him.
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In February 2017, the Charlottesville City Council voted to remove the statue of Robert E. Lee from a local park named for him & in June they voted to rename it “Emancipation Park.”…
On May 13, 2017, #WhiteSupremacist Richard Spencer led a rally to protest the removal of the statue. His protesters held torches near the statue (as seen in photo used later for August #UTR)…
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We started looking at the data set of tweets from banned Internet Research Agency accounts recently released by @FiveThirtyEight. This thread is intended as initial observations rather than exhaustive analysis.
In addition to a larger number of tweets (2973371 vs 203468), this dataset contains some information not in the set released by NBC - @FiveThirtyEight's team has classified them into several categories, and the follower counts at the time the tweets were captured is also present.
This chart shows the follower growth for several of the more prominent IRA troll accounts. Most were created (or at least started gaining followers) in late 2015 as the 2016 campaigns were getting underway - @JennAbrams was an outlier, having been active earlier.
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The far-Right wants Joey Gibson of #PatriotPrayer to reforge a 'big-tent' fighting force to return their movement to where it was before #Charlottesville. There's only one problem - Gibson surrounds himself with groups that took part in #UniteTheRight.…
After the death of Heather Heyer in Charlottesville, the far-Right was in a state of disarray. Predictably, many attempted to use conspiracy theories and fabricated lies to explain what had happened as a "setup" to "silence conservatives," or instead, as a "Soros" false-flag.
Leading the pack was Alex Jones + like with Sandy Hook claimed that Charlottesville was false flag. He stated: "I thought Trump’s response was great…we know that Soros has been planning this..and like trying to create provocative events...the whole thing looks staged to me…”
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#BREAKING: We've obtained & published a month of Facebook Messenger chat logs from a private group created by Jason Kessler to plan 'Unite The Right 2' in #Charlottesville & DC…
To view the "#UniteTheRight 2" planning chat on Facebook, look at the bottom of our new article for the embed. Leaked Messenger logs show chats between May 13 and June 14 of this year…
The leaked Facebook chats show Jason Kessler and his co-organizers reaching out to violent far-right groups such as the Proud Boys, American Guard, & 'Patriot Prayer' to work security at the second #UniteTheRight…
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Chuck Johnson worked with Peter Thiel on the Gawker case and the Trump transition.…
Chuck Johnson helped set up Weiner so the FBI could access his laptop and restart the Clinton email investigation.
Chuck Johnson's WeSearchr funds domestic terrorism and information warfare.…
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