Very telling video of rioters outside the Capitol shouting at police: "We were invited here. We were invited by the president of the United States"
This was a Parler video shot Jan. 6.
Wonder where they got that idea wapo.st/3rUJ2Fx
QAnon extremist followed “request of the President that all ‘patriots’ come to D.C.": wapo.st/3qgeiwX

“This is the closest he’ll ever get" to telling us to "revolt" wapo.st/3oHCvw1

"The movement has a spiritual leader, which is Trump" wapo.st/2MxL0eD

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11 Jan
Bad news for Parler: They've gotten ditched by Apple, Google, Amazon, text message services and email providers. Other bad news: Their lawyers left, too deadline.com/2021/01/parler… Image
Some of the free speech we'll be deprived of while Parler is down ImageImageImageImage
Sad day for @DevinNunes, who switched practically everything over to Parler in November. He's been doing a dramatic countdown of their final hours: "Dark Winter will set in shortly" parler.com/profile/Devinn… Image
Read 6 tweets
8 Jan
New: Congrats to everyone who photographed themselves doing crimes in the Capitol. It's loaded with phone location trackers, and those (unmasked) pics could work great in a facial-recognition scan. Hundreds of FBI agents are working the case as we speak wapo.st/3hXFcXB
Thousands of well-lit, high-def, publicly available photos of unmasked faces implicating themselves in a crime. Can't think of a more dream scenario for FBI. Former special agent: “Some people were being very blatant about it ... very easy to find" wapo.st/3hXFcXB
Don't go glorifying face-scan surveillance, though, says @evan_greer: "If you really believe that expanding technologies like facial recognition will primarily be used to target groups like the Proud Boys, you haven’t been paying attention to history" wapo.st/3hXFcXB
Read 5 tweets
6 Jan
Not the happiest people on TheDonald right now Image
Life comes at you fast, QAnon Promoter edition Image
MAGA and QAnon accounts right now are wavering between 1) celebrating the clash at the Capitol and 2) blaming it on secret Antifa operatives ImageImageImage
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3 Dec 20
New from @nitashatiku and me: Google’s star AI ethics researcher @timnitGebru says she was fired after sending a critical email. Highly regarded, and one of few Black women in a senior AI role, she had told coworkers she felt "constantly dehumanized" wapo.st/2VxYys3
@nitashatiku @timnitGebru Hard to overstate Gebru's influence - both for the AI field and for researchers of color who saw her as a Silicon Valley inspiration. Her research (like gendershades.org) shaped global understanding of algorithmic bias and facial recognition's risks wapo.st/2VxYys3
Read 6 tweets
3 Dec 20
Parler's chief operating officer told us after this story published that 1) they have no automated system for detecting child porn, unlike every major social media site; 2) he didn't know how much porn (in total) had flooded the site: “Why should I know?" wapo.st/36zKdSh ImageImage
Systems to detect child sexual abuse material online are a decade old now and scan practically every image on Facebook, Google, Twitter, Reddit, etc. Parler's choice to ignore them raises the risk that a user will scroll past child porn on the site wapo.st/36zKdSh
(And just to be doubly clear, in case my first tweet wasn't: We asked Parler's operations chief about all porn on the site and he said, "Why should I know?" - even though it's, y'know, his site. We talked about child sexual abuse imagery in a separate set of questions.)
Read 4 tweets
1 Dec 20
New: Sidney Powell's latest ally in the Trump legal long-shot to reverse reality is ... the longtime operator of 8kun, QAnon's online home. The lines between the QAnon qniverse and Trumpworld have never been more blurred wapo.st/3mH9fEF
.@CodeMonkeyZ posted what he called "smoking gun" proof of voter fraud. It wasn't; just a guy with a thumb drive. People doxxed the guy anyway (as "guilty of treason"), sharing his name, number and home address. He's now getting death threats wapo.st/3mH9fEF Image
@CodeMonkeyZ A top Georgia official just addressed the threat in fiery briefing: bit.ly/3fUTKq1

He says the 20-year-old was just moving a report. No sinister algorithm; no voter fraud. Now “there’s a noose out there with his name on it. .... He just took a job. It’s just wrong"
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