🤖I told you guys about inauthentic accounts that were amplifying one Ma’Khia Bryant narrative. Today a piece by @andydowning33 was published outlining what happened: columbusalive.com/story/entertai…

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2 May
Do you want me to do thread on how I discovered Ryan Knight's sick dog GoFundMe was a scam?😇
I guess that is a yes!😂

I promise this is one wild ride, so get a drink and some popcorn...
First, I noticed Ryan Knight tweeted the same photo of his dogs every few months for approximately seven months. It's not damning information, but I thought it was odd a dog lover with multiple dogs was recycling the same photo... ImageImageImage
Read 19 tweets
30 Apr
I see journalists and public figures say they wish they could block people based on different filters they set. Um... you can do that with the Bot Sentinel Auto Blocker: botsentinel.com/advanced-tools…

I know people get nervous using 3rd-party apps, but Bot Sentinel is 100% safe to use. ImageImageImageImage
We have journalists, celebrities, and politicians using our Auto Blocker without issue. Our Auto Blocker isn’t like shared blocklists; you tailor it for your account. If toxic trolls are harassing you, our Auto Blocker can significantly improve your Twitter experience. Image
The only thing that stops a bad guy with a Twitter account is a good guy with an Auto Blocker!😄😂
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23 Apr
You have seen the image of Ma'Khia Bryant "about to stab a girl," and now I will tell the rest of the story.

In this first frame, you see Nicholas Reardon exit his cruiser with his right hand on his firearm. Throughout the ordeal, he never removes his hand from his firearm...
Here Ma’Khia Bryant approaches the first girl, and Nicholas Reardon is approximately 5 feet away. He can see she is holding a table knife, and he walks towards both girls with his right hand still on his firearm. Note where the girl in pink is standing...
Now Nicholas Reardon is with both girls. His left hand is on Ma’Khia Bryant, while his right hand is still on his firearm. The other girl is on the floor kicking Ma’Khia Bryant. At this point, Nicholas Reardon could’ve disarmed Ma’Khia, and the incident would’ve been over...
Read 14 tweets
22 Apr
At BotSentinel.com, we research different types of social media manipulation. We often think about inauthentic accounts when talking about social media manipulation, but manipulation also occurs when “ordinary” accounts try to persuade others with repetitive messaging...
We observe accounts that search for tweets with specific keywords, and then they reply to those tweets with their scripted messaging. They often change the wording on each tweet slightly as not to be detected by Twitter’s algorithms and tools like Bot Sentinel...
There are now organizations that pay people to tweet, and a single organization can employ hundreds of people from around the world. We call it “decentralized manipulation.” Example: Organization (A) contacts people on social media and offers to pay x amount per week...
Read 10 tweets
22 Apr
I urge everyone to watch this entire video before rushing to say it was a "justified shooting." One still frame isn't the whole story.

1. Ma'Khia Bryant had a flimsy 4 inch table knife. It wasn't a large knife that is being reported by news outlets.

2. Nicholas Reardon had his hand on his firearm the entire time before he shot Ma'Khia Bryant. He had several opportunities to deescalate the situation before taking the fatal shot. He exited his cruiser with the intention of pulling his firearm.
3. Ma'Khia Bryant wasn't shot in the chest, and you will see that if you watch the entire video. She was shot in the back and side. The officer had enough time to tackle her from behind, but he was too busy aiming his firearm to shoot as if he was playing a video game.
Read 4 tweets
22 Apr
This is the knife the child was holding. People on this platform are acting like she was holding a Jim Bowie knife, and was about to gut the girl in pink. I watched the video in slow motion a dozen times, and the cop had his hand on his firearm as soon as he existed his cruiser.
She was close enough to be tackled or tased before getting close to the girl in pink, but the cop opted for lethal force instead. Her back is to the cop, and he could've have easily tackled her, but he was too busy aiming his firearm to shoot.
Everyone who are saying "she was about to stab that girl in pink," are conveniently ignoring the fact at the start of the video she is holding the knife and pushes one girl on the floor. She doesn't try to stab her, nor does she try to hurt her once she is on the ground.
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