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Investigative political journalist, #CDNpoli & #USpoli elxns, ex CBC (digital & broadcast), ex HuffPo, ex KazaaLite admin, master of #OSINT & #InfoSec explorer
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Dec 12, 2021 17 tweets 17 min read
1/16🧵 A #thread on how badly #CDNmedia is crippled by substituting journalism with public relations amid concentrated, consolidated, & political ownership

This isn't just about revenue, though the Canada Revenue Agency (#CRA) will serve as this week's textbook example (con't) 2/16🧵 #CDNmedia #CDNpoli #CRA

Yesterday you might've seen this vanilla story about Revenue Canada taking its site offline for some miscellaneous 'global #security vulnerability'

It was a whole lot of 'everything's fine' & 'nothing to see here' #InfoSec
Oct 22, 2021 39 tweets 18 min read
1/9🧵 It's grievous #CDNmedia won't do its job so it appears I'm betraying my gender for contributing the facts

But problem with this narrative is they're omitting the part where Chu met the girl at a bar & that's what everything hinges on due to Supreme Court precedent #Thread 2/9🧵 Reason it matters that Chu met her at a drinking establishment is because Supreme Court ruled it's reasonable to ascertain someone is an adult, due to the pub's legal onus to check IDs to permit entry. Chu can't be prosecuted for luring a minor since she misrepresented age
Sep 30, 2021 17 tweets 17 min read
1/17 🧵#CDNpoli #InfoSec #CDNmedia

To friends, a cautious warning; to nefarious actors, you're put on notice & the radar of #NatSec

During the writ my bank account was hacked repeatedly, likely to gain insight RE who might be paying me

On #Elxn44 day, $3,000 was stolen 2/17 🧵#InfoSec #CDNmedia

Soon after the #Elxn44 writ dropped, multiple IP addresses began #hacking my bank account

According to bank security (that happens to be the HQ for all #CDNpoli banking #NatSec security), every attack arose from @Rogers/@RogersHelps accounts
Sep 25, 2021 25 tweets 23 min read
1/24 🧵#CDNpoli

Expect this news will make most of you uncomfortable. Plz let me begin with a declaration that the #ClimateCrisis is real & requires immediate action

But you've also heard me address conflict of interest in #CDNmedia & this #thread has serious legal implications 2/24 🧵#CDNpoli #CDNmedia

It's outrageously serendipitous that #Huawei's Meng Wanzhou signed a plea deal today, the #2Michaels are coming home from China, & that Grimes is reporting marital troubles with Elon Musk

Could've never imagined those topics would intertwine like this
Sep 17, 2021 36 tweets 40 min read
1/34 🧵#CDNpoli #SLAPP

I've received a threatening letter from lawyers on behalf of @MercedesGlobal & @GlobalNews to prevent me from speaking about Stephenson's role in #CDNmedia as the wife of Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole's #Elxn44 director

This #thread is my response 2/34 🧵#CDNpoli #CDNmedia #Elxn44

I will not comply with demands made in bad faith by @GlobalNews & @MercedesGlobal, nor will I shrink from unfounded #SLAPP allegations that are libelous against me. I ask that you cease & desist with this harassment. Here are my reasons (con't):
Sep 15, 2021 12 tweets 6 min read
1/9 I've had enough of #Elxn44 depravity. A death threat was broadcast about me by a podcaster you all listen to. Daily there are men on Twitter #SnitchTagging me to gun nuts to spark confrontation

#FYI I've already been shot by a 357 Magnum & I will not be intimidated by anyone 2/9 Most of you want the difficult reporting on dangerous topics that keep you up at night. But on social media, there's this trend where some of you (too many of you) throw female reporters at your enemies, as if we're virtual human shields you've nominated to fight your battles
Sep 11, 2021 24 tweets 41 min read
1/24 🧵#CDNpoli #Elxn44

Disappointed in #CDNmedia. Downplaying #violence & mischaracterizing blame must stop. Threat is more serious than anyone wants it to be

This #thread is about NEW #HateClub escalation

cc @Nat_Div_RCMP @JustinTrudeau @cafreeland 2/24 🧵#CDNpoli #Violence #Elxn44

Someone alerted me to a new post in Zelda's Facebook #HateClub (thank you)

On the surface it indicates a #Conservative partisan/electoral purpose & that's interesting enough, but upon digging deeper it's a legitimate cause for #NatSec concern
Sep 4, 2021 24 tweets 36 min read
1/24 🧵#CDNpoli #Elxn44

Since Zelda went into hiding over violent protests that terrorized hospitals & Liberal campaign stops, participants scurried to find new places to organize & a 🇨🇦 companion to Parler has emerged

This #thread is RE partisan #violence & how it's paid for 2/24 🧵#CDNpoli #Violence #Elxn44

There's been much ado trying to insulate Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole from the vulgar & violent uprising surrounding right-wing causes during the election

But on #Aug23 the CPC posted propaganda that specifically invoked violence as a motto
Sep 3, 2021 27 tweets 40 min read
1/26 🧵#CDNpoli #2Michaels #Elxn44

It's been hard for me to watch #CDNmedia coverage of the 2 Michaels, knowing there's a pointless media blackout that's resulted in widespread #disinformation & exploitation by partisan actors

This #thread is RE Spavor

2/26 🧵#CDNpoli #2Michaels #Elxn44

Canada has become a laughing stock to our global partners due to #CDNmedia suppression of facts about Spavor & Kovrig, that are available to everyone else in the world, including 🇨🇦, if we only bothered to google
Aug 30, 2021 27 tweets 34 min read
1/26 🧵#CDNpoli #CDNmedia

You've heard me address the 4th Estate & its importance to a functioning democracy. You've seen destruction stateside when that strength becomes a liability via #FakeNews

This #thread is RE the collapse of Canada's parliamentary press gallery & #Elxn44 2/26 🧵#CDNpoli #CDNmedia #Elxn44

I've spent the past 3 elections working nonstop to correct #disinformation & it's so out-of-control that one person, or one team, is incapable of processing all the lies in our popular press anymore

I just didn't expect to become its target
Aug 28, 2021 17 tweets 28 min read
1/10 🧵#CDNpoli #Bolton #Elxn44

While you were sleeping, a number of serious developments have occurred surrounding the intimidation & violence that shutdown Prime Minister @JustinTrudeau's campaign events in Ontario

Please see what follows for details #DevelopingStory Image 2/10 🧵#CDNpoli #Elxn44

Conservative campaigners were implicated in #Bolton, heckling obscenities & intimidating @JustinTrudeau as well as Liberal Party supporters. For security reasons the event had to be cancelled & these partisan provocateurs were caught on CPAC video Image
Aug 27, 2021 5 tweets 7 min read
1/5 🧵#CDNpoli #Polling #Elxn44

I see many of you were excited by the polls today, so here's a few things you #NeedToKnow about polls

First, all pollsters exhibit bias & it's measured enough to constitute a graph. Here's one from the 2015 election to give you some example: 2/5 🧵#CDNpoli #Polling #Elxn44

Watching polls throughout an election is a fool's game. It may provide insight at a given moment but it isn't until the final stretch that it may be indicative. Much can happen & a #LeadersDebate can change everything (click photo to see tail end)
Aug 20, 2021 26 tweets 27 min read
1/24 #CDNpoli

A serious problem has developed with #CDNmedia's ability to cover #Elxn44 accurately + voters' ability to participate in honest debate about that issue, sorely threatening #democracy

This #thread is RE Mercedes Stephenson, #ethics, suspended accounts & #CDNlaw 2/24 #Thread #CDNpoli #Elxn44

Last month I posted a thread addressing Mercedes Stephenson & the alleged conflict of interest with her husband, Dan Mader, in an effort to neutralize #disinformation in the pre-writ phase. It received 87,000+ impressions

Jul 30, 2021 51 tweets 68 min read
1/50 Count on me to address an elephant in the room & failure of the vax effort in rural #ONpoli

If you thought #ABleg's #COVID19-denying policy was bad, check out the experiment @COVIDSciOntario has newly inherited

A #thread for @SMDhealthunit @DFisman @imgrund @AnitaOakville 2/50 #COVID19 #ONpoli #CDNpoli

Recently I posted about the unavailability of #vaccination pop-up clinics around the #GeorgianBay area & the Twitterverse responded with a fair amount of disbelief, attempting to correct me based on inaccurate propaganda

Jul 19, 2021 22 tweets 34 min read
1/21 #Indigenous #ResidentialSchools #MassGraves #RCMP #CDNpoli

A smarter person might ignore it, but I want to show y'all the state of things with law enforcement, systemic racism, toxic politics, & media, as it unfolded surrounding this story (#thread)

2/21 #ResidentialSchools #MassGraves #RCMP #CDNpoli

Recently @APTNNews published an investigation by @brittany_guyot about @RCMPVetsGRC & anti-#Indigenous racism

What happened next reveals how deep that trouble runs & the risks some are willing to take
Jul 1, 2021 25 tweets 32 min read
1/24 This is the second #thread in a controlled #leak of my #CAF/#DND investigation. The reason I've chosen to release these details early is to neutralize #disinformation in #CDNmedia during the pre-writ phase

This one is RE Conservative Party Leader Erin O'Toole #CDNpoli 2/24 #CAF #DND #CDNpoli

As my first #thread about Deputy Minister Jody Thomas identified, there's an issue with "torqued" #CDNmedia at Global News (Mercedes Stephenson) + Globe & Mail (Robert Fife) surrounding the Canadian Armed Forces

For reference:
Jun 26, 2021 27 tweets 30 min read
1/26 I'm #leaking a few items from my #CAF/#DND investigation (in 2 separate #threads), because letting this #disinfo survive without immediate correction has the potential to endanger the health & wellbeing of too many vulnerable individuals

This one is RE Jody Thomas #CDNpoli 2/26 #CAF #DND #CDNpoli

Both Robert Fife (Globe & Mail) & Mercedes Stephenson (Global News) misled the public RE Lt-Gen Mike Rouleau & the infamous #golf game with Gen Vance, via negligence & #disinformation


May 28, 2021 10 tweets 7 min read
Too bad overgrown children like @TristinHopper are blocking adults so they don't have to read/produce actual journalism at @nationalpost

Below is the educated response to far-right's continued racist Wuhan Virus conspiracy theory

#CDNpoli @ChinaEmbOttawa… 2/9 For the record, to accept @JoeBiden's recent 'revelation', you'd have to believe the US State Dept is staffed by entirely new people since Trump & that they obtained new info Trump never had by magically going back in time to locate a smoking gun @WHO & #USpoli never found
Feb 28, 2021 10 tweets 12 min read
1/9 There's a SUPER HUGE problem with the #MeToo complaint against General Vance & scandalizing #OperationHonour to root out sexual misconduct in @CanadianForces

Accuser campaigns with Poilievre #CDNpoli

(see #thread for details) @HarjitSajjan @bthalmann… 2/9 Not only does General Vance's #MeToo accuser campaign with outspoken Conservatives

Going by the age of her kids in previous article, she's claiming she cheated on her husband with Vance while she was pregnant (con't)

#CDNpoli @HarjitSajjan @bthalmann…
Feb 23, 2021 19 tweets 24 min read
1/19 I regret that my Epoch Times investigation isn't finished yet & I'm going fast as I can

With that said, this #thread is another teaser & I'm giving it early release because of its implication to the #UighurGenocide vote in #CDNpoli today & how MPs have been sorely misled 2/19 #CDNpoli #Uyghur #UighurGenocide

First off, the Conservative party pressure to force a vote in Canada is due to a campaign concocted by Steve Bannon, to squeak through his agenda (continuing Trump's agenda) to force a war with #China before Prez Biden can get up to speed
Jan 15, 2021 7 tweets 9 min read
1/4 I understand the #FakeNews print edition of #EpochTimes was delivered to mailboxes across Canada

It's important to know what to be concerned about, who's behind it & why they'd target #CDNpoli

See thread

#ONpoli #BCpoli #ABleg #SKpoli #MBpoli #polQC #NBpoli #NSpoli #NLpoli 2/4 See military history

1992 Li invents #FalunGong/Taoism…

2000 Tang invents #EpochTimes/Mercer-Bannon $$…

⚠️Li ruled Tang Dynasty/history repeats/#Uighurs⚠️

Li & Tang today