THE VERGE: Twitter May Introduce "Tipping" Button…
(PS) Folks, I was just posting the news! I didn't take any position on tipping on Twitter. (For clarification, though, as I gather some folks didn't read the article yet: it's a button that would allow people to *voluntarily* give money, not a button that would monetize tweets.)
(PS2) This is a real concern. What happens if ToS-violative content gets tips in the window before it's taken down? Would that incentivize writing such content? Would Twitter have a retroactive way to ensure you can't be tipped for ToS-violative content?
(PS3) I guess it'd make Twitter more likely to shut down ToS-violating feeds—as if a tip button is in a feed's *profile* rather than on individual tweets, the only way to shut down tipping is to shut down the profile. Maybe an odd positive byproduct of such buttons? I don't know.

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2 May
(🆚) BREAKING NEWS: This is big. A new exposé at PROOF reveals that the ongoing Arizona ballot audit is an extension of the January 6 insurrection, involving the same plotters and goal—toppling Biden's government. I hope you'll subscribe, read and RETWEET.…
1/ We *know* the insurrectionists who were part of January 6's "plotter" class of prospective federal defendants. We know their movements; we know their agendas; we know where they put money and resources. The same characters have now appeared in Arizona, seeking a "domino" play.
2/ These insurrectionists believe that if *any* irregularity can be manufactured in the current Arizona audit—of any size, scope or plausibility—they have the ear of the former president, and he'll immediately declare that "proof" of a rigged presidential election has been found.
Read 26 tweets
1 May
(PROOF) Coming to PROOF in the next 24 hours: an exposé on the *insurrection* in Arizona. And yes, that's exactly what it is: a continuation of January 6, with the same players and aims. If you want to see the article when it drops, you can subscribe here:
PS/ I can't even tell you how angry this coming PROOF article is going to make people. If you don't have a sense of what's happening in Arizona—and candidly, even if you do—this deep dive reveals things that make this more than a mere "fraudit," but an actual act of insurrection.
UPDATE/ I've finished and am editing the article. It's...crazy.

I'm not just saying so.

The article now involves the man behind the Arizona audit calling Biden the antichrist and declaring a holy war that will usher in the Biblical end-times. And he suggests violence is coming.
Read 4 tweets
1 May
I don't know enough about cryptocurrency to know if the video below is worth seriously considering or not. I cite it because it indicates that even a comedian like Maher is dabbling in "light" curatorial journalism. It may in part explain why he was interested in interviewing me.
(PS) Part of my own reading of "curatorial journalism" is that the network of data has to be vast enough that if one node fails, the network survives. That's why the Proof books are 600 pages. That's why this feed uses long threads. That's why my Substack articles are so lengthy.
(PS2) That's also why I say that the natural venue for curatorial journalism isn't an hour-long TV show but linked digital articles, as you might find on Substack. Those who read PROOF understand it's not actually a series of's a *network* of interlaced data points.
Read 6 tweets
1 May
The two most talented and successful "curatorial journalists" on TV are Rachel Maddow and John Oliver. What I try to do on Substack via digital articles, source curation and thousands of links is what Oliver does in (NSFW) eviscerating Tucker Carlson here.
With Oliver does here is show how scores of disparate but reliable major-media data points—discernible across decades—are in conversation with one another.

What results is a network of information whose individual nodes are transparently offered and can be *traced and assessed*.
But even as Oliver is issuing a coherent report on Carlson, you'll notice that it's all "metajournalism"—he is exclusively using information produced, published, and originally disseminated by others. He is not claiming to have any sources and he is not conducting any interviews.
Read 31 tweets
1 May
I understand some folks want me to stop pointing out that I published a bestselling 600-page book on all of this eight months ago but I'm afraid that's not going to happen because I worked my ass off on the book and it has 5,000 fact-checked sources

I want everyone to imagine what would have happened if Donald Trump had won the election with major media having ignored a 600-page September 2020 book on Giuliani's crimes—even as DOJ, under Barr, was also covering up those crimes—and then we just found out about all of it today
I don't have a PR team or allies in media, so when I have a 600-page book on the crimes of Trump/Giuliani two months before a presidential election there's nothing for me to do except talk about it so obsessively on Twitter I get briefly shadowbanned by Twitter (yep, it happened)
Read 4 tweets
30 Apr
PROOF began in January with me accusing 3 state GOPs of being insurrectionist entities: AL, AZ, FL. Now the AZ GOP has hired a FL conspiracy theorist to count ballots as an AL man who told insurrectionists to "kick ass" on 1/6 is at Mar-a-Lago fundraising for his Senate campaign.
PS/ Americans need to understand that it is *not coincidence* that the FL GOP is pushing for the corrupt Ron DeSantis to run for POTUS and that Mo Brooks the insurrectionist is now favored to become Mo Brooks to the AL senator. Certain state GOPs are now insurrectionist entities.
PS2/ My point is that news stories that right now media *isn't* networking must be networked.

It's not, "Oh! An odd thing happened in AZ!" and then "Oh! An unrelated odd thing happened in FL!" and then "Oh—in Alabama now!"

These 3 state parties are insurrectionist institutions.
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