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Eric JN Ellason @SlickRockWeb
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While this is probably a big 4chan joke ...I don't like to underestimate a disinfo campaign even if its a domestic 4chan trolling operation. Here is some #NPC background. I am also not one to suggest u put ur head in the sand & block these #infosec #opsec
As others have pointed out this appears to have developed much like Pepe the frog ...out of the 4chan netherworld of the internet. Reading the timeline of this fake account @BKrassenstein69 they are using to troll the real account @Krassenstein gives u the very racist flavor
Love the tool Hoaxy. Using it we were very quickly able to identify roughly 50 Twitter accounts all very related and most created this month. I am sure there are many more. #NPC #infosec #opsec
Many of the #NPC accounts reference the website nationalprogressivecoalition(.)org which was just registered today. I am guessing something GREAT will be created at that site in the coming days. #NPCmeme #opsec #infosec
I realize this is a big joke on some chat board somewhere ...but then again Pepe the Frog was thought 2b a big joke. Others have pointed out that knowingly promoting the wrong Election date Nov 7th is actually a felony. Its Nov 6th in case that isnt clear #NPCmeme #disinformation
Seriously #GreyLivesMatter ....
@NPC454510 claims to be the founder of the Nationalprogressivecoalition(.)org . Oddly this account has promoted Infowars & hashtags like #cancelwhitepeople no this is not a legitimate account / Hlllary supporter and certainly not a real left-leaning activist group #NPCmeme
Hoaxy graph of the @npc_brennan account which is another core account. One thing thats interesting is the social-networks emanating from these #NPC accounts seem to have very neutral bot scores. Almost perfectly neutral. Not Human & not bot. So I guess maybe grey #GreyLivesMatter
Looks like one of the other core accounts @WHORMY_NPC has already taken evasive measures and either deleted the account or changed their handle. My guess is changed their handle. Thankfully we have already archived their data & just need to find the twitter ID
Looks like @ushadrons solved the mystery on @WHORMY_NPC he found they changed their handle to @stef_on_knee but now that account is already restricted #NPC #NPCmeme #greylivesmatter
Out of the original 50 I found last night only @WHORMY_NPC and @NPC2315668 have either deleted or changed their handle in the case of WHORMY_NPC changing to @stef_on_knee Not sure why just these two accounts along it sounds like the number of NPC accounts has grown into the 100s
Here's a good summary of some of the handle changes that have occurred. I have a few more I believe.
So it looks like @Twittersafety has already taken action. Most of the #NPC accnts have been suspended. Some of the core accounts that changed their handles appear 2b live but I am sure Twitter is keeping an eye on them. Guessing the Nov 7th was enough to get some banned #NPCmeme
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