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Kim Crayton 🏢 💻🎙 @KimCrayton1
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I wanted to take time today to address an issue related to how Black women continue to be targeted, with increasing intensity, online & how tech & its leaders facilitate it

Also, w/o context, ppl who speak out are being attacked


I can admit that I have, until recently, spent a great deal of time, within the safety of the cocoon I created for myself as a Black womAn from GA in the U.S.

I've always known, even as a child, that my well-being was directly tied to white supremacy and racism... 2/
what I wasn't aware of until recently, was how intimately connected my well-being and that of Black women was now being impacted by the decisions of tech leaders

It took this conversation with @digitalsista on the @causeascenePod, to open my eyes 3/…
After gaining the historical perspective that I had been missing via the wisdom of @digitalsista, I wanted to know more

What else was I missing

Where else in our online lives were Black women being targeted

And why was no one talking about it 4/
My desire to better understand what was happening resulted @causeascenepod episode “Tech's Attack On Black Women Part 1” w @digitalsista & @ashermaj

We discuss the ways technology is being used to target, harass & silence Black Women on and offline 5/…
And "Tech's Attack On Black Women Part 2” w @digitalsista & @ashermaj 6/…
And this led me to @melstanfill, an Assistant Professor with a joint appointment in Texts and Technology and Games and Interactive Media at the University of Central Florida.

And this conversation 7/
Now what follows are resources, many very recent, since tech leaders & the MSM are finally telling the truth about how both domestic & foreign entities have attempted to use the voices of Black women for propaganda & to sew division, while framing Black women as perpetrators 8/
* Hacking of 2016 would have never happened had folk #ListenedToBW 9/…
* Press Release: Facebook Ads that Targeted Voters Centered on Black American Culture with Voter Suppression as the End Game @digitalsista 10/…
* How The Facebook Ads that Targeted Voters Centered on Black American Culture: Voter Suppression was the End Game @digitalsista 11/…
* Russians Targeting African Americans segment #AMJoy @digitalsista 12/
* Russian 2016 Influence Operation Targeted African-Americans on Social Media 16/…
* Russia's Social Media Propaganda Was Hiding in Plain Sight 17/…
* Robert Mueller Will Not Save You @gaslitnation 18/…
* Facebook removes Syrian war page it believes is linked to Russian intel, Twitter keeps it online 19/…
Tale of a Troll: Former Russian ‘troll factory’ worker faces retaliation; warns US ahead of midterms 20/…
* The IRA and Political Polarization in the United States 21/…
* New report on Russian disinformation, prepared for the Senate, shows the operation’s scale and sweep 22/…
* New Reports Detail Expansive Russia Disinformation Scheme Targeting U.S. 23/…
I share this final resource from @FleshmanKaren because we see the pattern again & because she has gotten so much shit from whiteness, white Jews specifically, regarding this piece

* White Women: We Must Remain United Behind the Women’s March Leaders 24/…
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