Remember? That whole QAnon actually being the Protocols of the Elders of Zion thing? Nazis? White supremacists and their disinformation campaigns? You think your friendly neighborhood debunkers do this shit because it's so relaxing and fun?
Global far-right power grabs? Remember how I've been talking about that? Now, what might rampant anti-Semitism have to do with global far-right power grabs and disinformation campaigns?? (I don't even know who I'm yelling at here, this story just made me want to yell lol)
Actually a better headline might be, "Quarantine life and corrupt social media platforms mean more people are being exposed to and convinced by deeply racist and anti-Semitic disinformation campaigns online"

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8 Apr
But that's what the #TantonNetwork does -- they use immigration and its attendant issues as Trojan horses for white supremacist policies
They've done it so many times that they're easy to predict. This was written about San Diego, but it's applicable everywhere. Just swap out the names for your own local political gadflies
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8 Apr
When you've heard me talking about keeping disinformation out of policy over the years, I meant that I was trying to prevent exactly this sort of thing, literally…
Bad people have been trying to take away voting rights and access for years. They were trying to use immigration as a pretext for a long time. Remember Kris Kobach, the #TantonNetwork's pet lawyer? This was his pet project (since failed; story from 2017)…
When your friendly neighborhood debunkers tell you that disinformation threatens democracies all over the world, this is what we mean
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7 Apr
It took me a moment, but apparently Blackburn is presenting elder care and addressing climate change and transportation issues as bad things that are somehow not related to infrastructure. I’m beginning to think that a lot of politicians don’t know what “infrastructure” means
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6 Apr
"It’s not that America’s government is too big or small.... America’s level of social investment — that’s “government spending” in the false terms of the hard right — is the lowest of any modern society."

The article is way less depressing than the headline btw
Social investment translates to social resilience, which translates to national security, a concept that we really need to redefine away from militaristic jingoism and toward the well-being of the humans that make up societies. That's resilience, and that's how you fight disinfo
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6 Apr
The group in question is "Patriot Prayer," who swarmed San Diego's Chicano Park in 2018 at the behest of local white supremacist Roger Ogden, who has been spending his time since then trying to get a Recall Newsom campaign going… via @thedailybeast
Or rather, the group named in this article as part of a larger network. But they always say they're part of something bigger, because of course they have to. Anyway here's more about Ogden's activities…
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6 Apr
This is the most Derrida shit ever ah God I can't believe I just say things like this now
By the way, I cannot confirm that either of these stories are true but I am always down for a good Derrida story. I developed a complex relationship with his work in grad school that generally also involved a lot of drinking and crying
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