As I further examine the #TruckersForFreedom #TruckerConvoy2022 grift & op, here’s my guess on what’s happening (I hope someone does an analysis with software I don’t possess @DFRLab). I suspect the “donations” are being laundered through a troll farm. Along w/ fake account posts
Ms Lich keeps increasing the goal amount as “donations” come in every minute or every few minutes. Fake donations laundered through a troll farm type apparatus wld be in small amounts done more frequently in order to appear authentic, in addition to real donations by the gullible
But that’s not all. There is coordinated messaging across #Conservative propaganda media. Disinformation 101. Make a lie displace truth. RW disinformation posing as “news” has been steadily promoting this op & pumping out a false narrative (& asking for $$ 🙄) #TruckersForFreedom
#TruckersForFreedom #TruckerConvoy2022 disinformation is coordinated across social media then amplified by RW “influencers”. All to create a narrative to the public that this is an organic movement, instead of what it is: an op…& a companion hustle grift. #cdnpoli
Note too all the #Conservative politicians peddling the same falsehoods like “empty shelves” & attacking vaccine mandates. (Even though truckers can’t cross into the US because of 🇺🇸 vax mandates). We’ve seen similar ops exploiting fears before: #UnitedWeRoll, Tea Party in 🇺🇸 etc
‘Fake news’ propaganda sites that have sprung up in recent years, are presenting a serious threat to democracy. (Past thread in this topic here: ). When coordinated with major political parties (#CPC #GOP) & large media like #Postmedia, #Fox? Very worrying
PS, I doubt it’s a coincidence #TamaraLich’s group chose @ProtonMail for e-transfer “donations”. Proton is fully encrypted 🤔

@gofundme is negotiating with #FreedomConvoy2022. The page is not shut down. Which means people who know what they’re doing are involved in this op.
Adding to this 🧵. One of the possible loopholes to avoid accountability re #TruckersConvoy2022 grift (& possibly @gofundme terms of service) is by stating on the donation page that #TamaraLich is the beneficiary. Also, some interesting patterns emerging in the donations 🤔.

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Jan 25
PC Erin Howard in #Ontario, in uniform (presumably while being paid by taxpayers to do her job), says “we’re a little bit at war right now”. She’s w/ #PoliceOnGuard.
@csiscanada @rcmpgrcpolice, there’s a SERIOUS problem with dangerous extremism in police services in 🇨🇦 #cdnpoli ImageImage
@DRPS, please make a statement about what you intend to do about officer Erin Howard spreading disinformation & helping to foment hate & division. Not exactly the mandate of a police service. This type of extremism - over a coordinated con job - is dangerous. #TruckersForFreeDumb ImageImage
@DRPS, if you’d like some details on this con job your officer is supporting, you’ll find some details here:

And here:

#TruckersForFreedom #TruckerConvoy2022 #FluTruxKlan
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Jan 23
How disinfo & propaganda get amplified & displace truth. After #OntarioStorm, there were massive delivery backlogs due to both storm & highway closures. This video shows a rush hour scene of trucks, claiming it’s #TruckersForFreedom. Propagandist Bexte then grifts off the lie.
Keean Bexte is well versed in this con. In #UnitedWeRoll his barrage of daily lies (including constantly lying about crowd sizes 🤔), never answered the question of who was paying him & “Rebel” & who was funding the massive fuel costs of big rigs driving across the country.
PS, funny how the supposed “crowd funding” that disinformationist Bexte was claiming, all came in crisp $20 bills. You know, the same kind that come out of an ATM. 🤔 (Collecting random cash doesn’t look like this).

This was before Bexte began soliciting “donations” in crypto 😏
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Jan 22
How do you know #TruckersForFreedom is an op as well as a grift? Because of the scores of troll network accounts, followed by troll farm accounts, posting fake pictures, endlessly promoting this operation. Who’s behind these troll networks? #KochNetwork #CEC #CanadaProud #GRU?
How you know #TruckersForFreedom is a con & an op part 2. #Conservative politicians are using this lie to data mine with fake “petitions” while they pump out disinformation & fundraise off it. Gratuitous lying like from Melissa Lantsman. #RageFarming #NeverVoteConservative
#TruckersForFreedom grift & op part 3.

I’ve now lost count of all the pictures & videos taken from other countries & other times claiming to be a convoy in 🇨🇦. Like this one. Claiming a video of a backed up highway at rush hour is a ‘massive convoy against vaccine mandates’ 🙄.
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Jan 21
The political right is a Ponzi scheme using grift, disinformation & malign influence. It promotes bad faith actors like #PierrePoilievre - who spews his economic illiteracy the way anti-vaxxers spread covid disinformation. No surprise Poilievre & trolls promote cryptocurrency. ImageImageImageImage
This isn’t a benign problem. Bad faith actors like #PierrePoilievre, Keean Bexte, “Rebel” so-called News (both of which solicit “donations” in cryptocurrency), are part of a larger issue affecting #CdnNatSec #CdnEcon.

#cdnpoli ImageImageImage
It isn’t just the volatility of #crypto. Although that too poses a multitude of problems.
As Vivaldi CEO, Jon von Tetzchner, points out, crypto is rife with issues. To say nothing of its environmental destruction.…

#cryptocrash #cryptocurrencies ImageImageImageImage
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Dec 27, 2021
Remember all the sleaze & shady goings on, including fraud, when #DougFord became PC party leader? It’s not just Ford. It’s an entire party of sleaze & those who stay quiet & enable/tacitly condone it in pursuit of power. #VoteThemAllOut2022 #ONpoli #cdnpoli
Then there was Team Ford’s use of trolls & other inauthentic behaviour online, including Jeff Ballingall’s malignant “Ontario Proud”, to smear opponents (esp Wynne) & manipulate the public, all amplified in both social & traditional media. #VoteThemAllOut2022 #ONpoli #cdnpoli
Then came the corruption, backroom deals & cuts right out of the gate. In addition to wealthy private interests dictating policy choices, including choices that led directly to suffering, cruelty & death (#LTCs, poverty etc). #VoteThemAllOut2022 #VoteFordOut2022 #ONpoli #cdnpoli
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Dec 17, 2021
🧵The other day @pressprogress published an article (… ) exposing @Sflecce’s private audience with right wing religious lobbying organization & “think tank”, #Cardus. #OntEd #FireLecce #cdnpoli
#Cardus, a registered “charity”, wants taxpayers to fund private for-profit religious schools & a voucher system that has gutted public education in 🇺🇸.

This model would siphon needed funds from public schools & funnel them instead to schools with RW religious ideology #ONpoli
#Cardus revenues = nearly $5M/yr.
Cardus’ donations from other charities increased 17.4 X from 2008-2020. A nearly 2,000% increase in just over a decade. Yet they pay zero in taxes, because “charity”…like lobbying to gut public education in favour of for-profit religious schools
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