Anti-democratic GOP et al tweet out inflammatory, often ridiculous bs to get it to spread. They count on it getting under your skin in one way or another.

When you snarkily quote tweet this mis/disinformation, you are, in fact, helping them.

Now why would you wanna do that?
Don’t be a pawn. Image
Check your feefees before you quote tweet.

Give yourself an incentive—
Every time you resist, put money in a jar. Treat yourself. Image
To defeat, don’t repeat
When you embed you make it spread…
If you must… (see next tweet)
Friendly reminder…esp important regarding videos/visual content depicting violence designed to invoke fear, division

see following tweets Image
DO NOT amplify divisive tweets.
DO NOT snark-tweet known disinfo agents.

Foreign & domestic adversaries amplify these.

When you RT/QT:
1. it gives these messages an algorithmic boost
2. ensures that more ppl see them
3. repetition makes it stick. Image
‘United we stand. Divided we fall.’ &
‘Divide & conquer’
are not just slogans.

To divide is to weaken.
Consensus is the bedrock of US democracy. Image
1965 CIA doc:
Large % of KGB subversive activity is devoted to the planning & conduct of disinfo ops to “mold, divide & mislead” other govts/leaders, so they adopt policies & undertakings that are ultimately *advantageous to [USSR]*

Don’t be a pawn. Image
“Because the far left ‘stupidly reply in kind, and label everybody who does not agree with them “Fascists”’

“…left & right had combined to make ‘the very word “patriotic” anathema to any upright & generous mind’.”

Dorothy Thompson, 1936, S.Churchwell, Behold, America Image
“Fellow travellers don’t have to be the ones doing the navigating to end up in the same place.”

— Sarah Churchwell,
Behold, America

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