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11 Jun, 6 tweets, 2 min read
I've seen tweets re:my OSINT thread asking why reporters aren't doing the same thing. I've seen some amazing OSINT work by reporters from small outlets to large, but there is a limited number of reporters with a finite amount of resources and an inverse number of deadlines
I don't blame reporters.
The cost of the entry to create inauthentic behavior/disinformation/misinformation is low, the opportunity cost to getting caught is low, there is little reason not to if you are a bad actor. It is everything from product reviews, to YouTube stars buying views, to nation states
To expect reporters to find the needles in the haystacks for each one is small. I got lucky that @soft_fox_lad spotted this one and shared it with me. I'm currently job hunting(if you need a SysAdmin/OSINT...) so I had time to dig and research
The fault lies with those creating these operations, those who help publish it, those who fund it, and the lack of funding of newsrooms. To put that all on the reporters, who I think most are trying their best with what they have, is the wrong take
I wasn't able to answer a lot of questions and have no doubt in the near term professional reporters will pick up the slack and get more answers. More information not less is key and me putting information out there doesn't negate anyone else putting information out

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11 Jun

On Saturday the 5th the New York Post put up an exclusive article about a few parents groups that planned to pay for a billboard truck to protest Critical Race Theory being taught in NYC prep schools
@soft_fox_lad noticed some suspicious information about the largest of the groups, Prep School Accountability, and shared it with me
The website for PSA was built on Wordpress, a content management system, which automatically creates pages for each author of the site. It's simple to find by just adding /?author=# to the end of the home url:
Read 33 tweets
10 Jun
When you want to make kids think CRT is cool
wait I was kidding but why did the hot wheel get a cool color scheme and the barbie got like 2 flower stickers
They made a Barbie PC Game Pad? @DrUnicornPhD
Read 4 tweets
9 Jun

Fox News is openly spreading a PDF with the goal of "stopping critical race theory in schools" that includes this paragraph

This is straight up "Great Replacement Theory"

@jaredlholt @brooklynmarie @MichaelEHayden
https://www.foxnews. com/us/ critical-race-theory-guide-conservative-think-tank
More about their plans to use anti-CRT banners as a way to take over school boards
Read 14 tweets
9 Jun
A tactic I've tested is what I'm nicknaming the Judas Goat

Find a group of hate users, report 80%+ of them and wait to see who the leftovers friend in the next few days/weeks and repeat

This way once you have identified the group you don't need to learn their codes
The reason I call it the Judas Goat is from this tactic to clear the Galapagos of invasive goats

If you rotate which users get the boot or decided to keep a few users the same from each ban wave you also lead to possible splintering or infighting as they try to find the Judas in the group

It is an easy way to create friction in the process of creating new accounts
Read 4 tweets
5 Jun
Just had this ad from PragerU with Quizbate show up on Huffington Post

@HuffPost @BuzzFeed please remove their BS from your ad pool

I took the shitquiz so you don't have to

Here is the transcript
And the "quiz"
Read 5 tweets
4 Jun
Most modern search engines, rather than searching for exact words, use Natural Language Processing(NLP) and try to figure out similar phrases and words to what you are searching unless you use quotes around your search which means FIND EXACTLY THESE WORDS IN THIS ORDER
It appears Bing is blocking images from searches for "tank man" referencing the famous 1989 Tiananmen Square photo
If you try being more exacting by searching "Tiananmen Tank Man" you get this
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