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Going to do a long thread on the relationship between verified twitter accounts - focus on journalists - and Antifa. Warning, could be long.
We mapped the social interactions of 58,254 Antifa affiliated accounts on Twitter based on an initial seed of 16 self-identifying and verifiable Antifa accounts (and Mark Bray who chose not to confirm if he is a member of Antifa but whose book makes a solid case for inclusion). Image
We reduced the dataset to 1.65% of all 58,254 accounts - leaving us with 962 accounts. These were the 1.65% most connected Antifa and Antifa associated accounts on Twitter. Each had a minimum of 8 connections within the initial dataset, most having many more.
Here I just want to focus on those Twitter verified accounts that made it into this dataset of the most connected Antifa and Antifa associated accounts on Twitter. Here you can see them highlighted in green. Image
At 8 connections and above within the dataset the typical verified account is an openly self-identifying antifascist and an influential member of the Antifa movement on Twitter. For example....
Kit O'Connell, who points out his antfascist affiliation in his bio. Image
Patrick Strickland who specialises in reporting on the far right and writes (positively) on Antifa in Europe. Note the recommendation from Mark Bray, more on him in a moment. ImageImage
Dylan Petrohilos an anarchist and self-identifying antifascist. Image
Dan Arel who self identifies as Anarchist Antifa in his bio... Image
Emily Gorcenski uses Twitter to dox those she deems fascist. Further she created the "First Vigil" website that processes court documents to share the personal information of suspected members of the far right. In cases where people are found innocent (50%), info is still shared. ImageImage
The point here being that those verified accounts that remain in the dataset at a degree range of 8+ are highly connected and in most cases closely associated with or self-identifying members of Antifa. So...on to the apparent ties between @HuffPost and @guardian to Antifa.
Jason Wilson writes for the Guardian. In a recent piece in which he reports on an intelligence report by the ROCIC which states that Antifa are responsible for street violence just as the far right are, he heavily relies on Mark Bray as a primary source to attack the report. ImageImage
Mark Bray - also in the top 2% of our dataset - & author of Antifa: The Antifascist Handbook (he donated 50% of profits to the Antifa International Defence Fund) is a recurring Wilson source in his columns. Together they downplay Antifa violence & extremism in The Guardian. Image
Christopher Mathias is a senior writer at @HuffPost who specialises in the Far Right. In a recent piece he wrote about members of Identity Europa he spread the doxes of several alleged members serving in the military. ImageImage
At the time of writing he had no idea of their innocence or guilt and as of his pinned tweet, the matter is still only under investigation. How he came to dox these individuals before they were afforded any due process is interesting...
Antifascist news outlet @UR_Ninja leaked discord servers from an Identity Europa server in April and Mathias, took them from there. It's a common theme. Mattias lets Antifa doxers do the heavy work, he does the national level doxing. Nate Thayer, another fav of his. ImageImage
Here he uses HuffPo to out a "Prominent white supremacist" & was instrumental (along with his Antifa network) in getting him investigated. It later turned out the man was cleared of any wrong doing & allowed back to work. Like the Europa case Mathias doxes first, facts later. Image
What happens here is that Mathias harvests info from his Antifa network to cast serious allegations against individuals with potentially career shattering consequences and, through doxing, opens up the real chance of violence and serious harm against them...
I dislike white supremacists & fascists. There is no place for them in society. The problem with Matthias' approach is that apart from having a poor conviction rate against the people he doxes, he's relying on doxes & info from people who's definition of fascist is questionable.
In the case of Identity Europa, many are despicable people and they have been labeled an extremist group by the @splcenter but again, among out top 2% is chief investigative reporter for the SPLC Matthew Hayden who's connections within Antifa are problematic. Image
Mathias is not alone in mining Antifa for doxes of individuals be they fascist or not. Policy at HuffPo (Luke O'Brien) seems to be to create a constant Nazi scare to fill headlines. I spoke to two defectors from a doxing collective who said a HuffPo writer offered cash for doxes. Image
Here the doxer who claimed he has an @HuffPost journalist on call admits that the individual they are doxing is not a white supremacist or fascist but they'll give it to the HuffPo writer because it have been incentivised. Image
A @huffpo writer incentivised Antifascist doxers to provide him with the doxes of Nazis. The doxer admitting here in DMs provided by a member of the group, clerly states they had no Nazis so people they had a grudge against will do.
Notice how the eager doxer states that "we got a major publication on his ass" after clearly stating the person they doxed isn't a Nazi. I can't confirm which HuffPo writer incentivised Nazi hunting but there's at least one whose bylines are all extended doxes.
Mathias is the most connected journalist in the entire dataset. He has an incredible 14 degree range of connections within the dataset. That means he is in the top 0.15% of Antifa and Antifa associated accounts. ImageImage
*Important - he was cleared of any wrong doing but he was not allowed back to work. Thanks everyone who clarified.
AntiFashGordon is an Antifa account dedicated to doxing. In this DM he talks about passing "dossiers" of doxes to journalists. He indicates that he has more than one national-level journalist he works with. I asked him to confirm the authenticity of the DM. He declined. Image
The tweet was publicly available on a TL, sent to me and I asked for authentication.
Here's a major issue with AntiFashGordon. In a recent interaction Gordon insinuated that @BretWeinstein, a progressive Jewish man, and @RubinReport are a fascists. This is an issue when individuals supplying doxes to reporters pursue political vendettas. Image
The biggest issue with AntiFashGordon and with Antifa doxers in general is that they do not believe in redemption. Here Gordon chases continues to harass a target from town to town, job to job. How does this end? Image
A major question then is, is AntifFashGordon, one of the best known Antifa doxers on Twitter a reliable source? His definitions of fascism are intentionally skewed and he affords no room for redemption. Why are "national-level" journalists using him as a source?
Wilson's reliance on extremist sources and passing them off as balanced or reliable is not isolated. He has collaborated with Alexander Reid Ross on several occasions. Ross is an anarchist who writes for It's Going Down News and "Earth First!" jorunal - an extremist collective. Image
***Important*** This 50% rate related to individual counts, not people but the majority of cases are indictments so the principle stands, the site & her twitter doxes people before they've had fair hearing poisoning the well & opening them up to risk from her Antifa network.

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Nuremberg and the Holy Roman Empire

The Imperial Castle sits prominently upon a red sandstone outcrop above the city of Nuremberg. Behind its formidable walls, walls that were never breached during the Thirty Years War that laid waste to many of her neighbouring cities, some of the most important business of the Holy Roman Empire was conducted.

The castle is first mentioned in documents in 1050 when Emperor Henry III held ‘Court Days’ there. It would become one of the most important bases for successive German Kings and The Holy Roman Empire (HRE). The HRE was an elected monarchy and its leaders constantly moved so they needed a network of bases from which official business could be conducted. In 1356 Emperor Karl IV proclaimed the Golden Bull during court days. This document, drafted in part at the castle, became the single most important document of the HRE. It regulated the elections of Kings giving the power of election to seven prominent princes. Rules of inheritance of the Empire and administrative procedure were laid out in the document. The Golden Bull placed Nuremberg, alongside Frankfurt and Aachen, as the most important royal seats of the Empire. The Bull stipulated that Nuremberg would be where each new King would hold the first court days of his reign.

Frederick Barbarossa - crowned Holy Roman Emperor in 1155 - was one of the most distinguished early Kings to stay at the castle. He stayed there 12 times and conducted official business there on five occasions. The castle was used dozens of times for Imperial Diets and Court Days giving the city unrivalled prestige and with it, wealth. The free imperial city and the town below the great castle thrived until the late Medieval period, hitting a peak in the early 16th century when it was a thriving hub of artisans, chief among them the Reformation artist Albrecht Dürer who was born and lived there. This period of sustained wealth continued into the 17th century. In 1806 the HRE was dissolved and Nuremberg was absorbed into the kingdom of Bavaria where it played the role of little brother to Munich, its glory days now a memory.Image
The Imperial Chapel at Nuremberg

Of the buildings remaining on the interior of the Imperial Castle in Nuremberg, the Imperial Chapel is the most important. It was constructed in the 13th century. Its columns are made of marble most likely imported from the nearby Alps. The Chapel is a ‘double chapel’. There are two chapels built one on top of the other. There is a hole in the roof of the chapel below so that those below can hear the mass taking place above and vice-versa. The lower chapel has an opening to the yard to allow for more participants in events. Above the upper chapel is the Emperor’s gallery which allowed for the Emperor to stay apart from the rest of the court.

The design incorporates an intentional class stratification. The lower classes attended on the ground floor, the more noble on the upper and the Emperor himself above all, set apart from the crowd looking down on all proceedings.Image
The Albrecht Dürer House

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In 1505 he journeyed to Venice before returning to Nuremberg in 1507 to produce his Adam and Eve (painting, 1507) his Praying Hands (1508), his Portrait of Emperor Maximilian (1519) as well as pushing the boundaries of woodcutting. St. Jerome in his Study (1514) and The Rhinoceros (1515) are the pinnacle of European woodcutting.

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