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A quick thread about two of the letter from women in support #Kavanaugh and what the lack of metadata on them on their file names reveal
I was looking back through the letters in support of #kavanaugh and noticed something odd about two of them.

When you create a PDF metadata, the date, subject, author, etc... often gets included, the Judiciary's system doesn't clear them so they stay on
Two of the documents submitted in support of Kavanaugh, the letter from Yale College Women that knew him and the letter from 65 Women Who Knew Him from HS had had the metadata removed, which many people do before submitting documents, however both letter have the exact same
naming convention and format, which doesn't appear to be random. We can surmise that the same group sought out and created both letters and the narrative around the 65 women letter being organic is simply AstroTurfing
3rd one with the same style, maybe someone from Grassley's office renamed and stripped?…

still other docs were not stripped and don't appear to have been renamed
Quick Glossary:
Metadata - data in a file that is about that file - author, date of creation, date of modification, etc... - this data often added every time a file is edited and can be used to track the files path…
AstroTurf - the opposite of grassroots, when a group tries to make an organized protest or action look like it started on the grassroots level
for example when Koch Brothers backed groups created the Tea Party of the infamous Brooks Brothers Riot of 2000
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