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Jun 6, 2023 10 tweets 3 min read
I've been thinking about doing this thread for a couple of days. This is mostly for myself so I can go back to it, I don't really expect anybody in this dying hellscape to see it, but I wanted to lay it out here for my own sake. Here's my last few years in news stories: Here's me, just so incredibly naive in late 2016, saying that "fake news" wasn't the problem so much as lack of journalism. For the record, I still stand by this, but at the time I had no idea how much social media was in on the disinfo attacks:…
May 23, 2023 5 tweets 2 min read
The astroturfers are Big Mad today because their shitty little disinfo scheme fell apart (their media blast email goes on like this for a while) LA Dodgers choose evil, dec... I have no idea how I got on these dingdongs' PR lists btw, but hey, they love forcing shit on people who didn't ask for it
May 23, 2023 4 tweets 1 min read
Hi everybody! A lot of you have been asking me what you can get me for my birthday, which is this weekend. Just kidding, literally no one asked me that but just in case you were considering getting me something please donate here instead Alternately, please consider joining a #WritersGuildofAmerica picket line and support the absolute shit out of this strike
May 23, 2023 6 tweets 2 min read
"The majority of the 1,000-plus book challenges analyzed by The Post were filed by just 11 people.
Each of these people brought 10 or more challenges against books in their school district; one man filed 92 challenges."… See? SEE? What did I tell you? It's always the same people for a reason!!
May 23, 2023 6 tweets 2 min read
I meant it when I said climate warlords. "As the planet warms, more calamities will strike the U.S. and, if the recent past is any indication, create new opportunities for militias and other extremist groups to mobilize and recruit...." Four-panel meme that says: ...
Mar 30, 2023 5 tweets 1 min read
Mar 28, 2023 4 tweets 1 min read
The rhetoric directs the stochastic violence, tells people vulnerable to such messaging what their targets should be, and then the lawmakers using said rhetoric get their way. Their attacks on schools and school shootings are of a piece
Mar 23, 2023 5 tweets 1 min read
Apropos of nothing: Here's a pic my mom just sent over of me at two years old, breaking a story Two-year-old me with a phon... The majority of my childhood was spent around journalists, as I come from a journalism family (third-gen at least) and grew up in and around my grandpa's newspaper, the Lemon Grove Review et al
Mar 21, 2023 4 tweets 1 min read
I'll never forget how frantically I tried to warn people that we were clearly in the grip of massive, opportunistic disinformation campaigns, cooked up by "population control" maniacs who think the planet has too many people (but only certain kinds of people) to no avail. I get tired just thinking about it. I wish more people had joined me instead of allowing us to get to where we are now.
Mar 15, 2023 14 tweets 3 min read
That wasn't just a Republican position. So many people I once trusted tossed us all under the bus because it was convenient for them Don't forget, everybody. The nuisance legal team shoveling this shit to destroy bodily autonomy as we know it is also one of the major reasons we've gotten so fucked by COVID-19, because they're the ones advocating for your kids to get exposed to it daily in maskless classrooms
Mar 15, 2023 8 tweets 2 min read
"The lawsuit was brought by the legal group Alliance Defending Freedom on behalf of antiabortion medical organizations and four doctors who say they have treated patients with mifepristone."

ADF are the antivaxxer and antimasker activists just fyi… Really sucks that these far-right, disinfo-driven extremists get to control the lives of every single fucking American simply because no one listened to my goddamned warnings every day for years
Mar 13, 2023 17 tweets 5 min read
Yes, that's what I've been trying to do with my "How to Fight Disinformation" series which I will now proceed to promote the hell out of in the attached thread Here's my intro and overview, where I explain why I am trying to do what I'm doing by giving tools to the public to fight back against this manipulation…
Mar 13, 2023 4 tweets 1 min read
And circulated endless disinformation campaigns to bend the world their way by getting spineless or clueless politicians in office while the public is distracted by, say, QAnon (an A/B tested weaponized narrative that emerged primarily on social media) As they pushed and coerced us into living more and more of our lives fully online -- only so that they could steal information about our likes and dislikes and loves and hates and deepest fears and desires, so that they could use them for their demented dreams of social control
Mar 12, 2023 4 tweets 1 min read
This is so sad. The bullies win again. When are people going to learn that you don't deal with bullies by doing what they want. You deal with them with two little magical words: "FUCK OFF"
Mar 11, 2023 5 tweets 1 min read
If a federal judge is too much of a delicate flower to tolerate the fine American tradition of exercising free speech, perhaps he needs to find another profession Also, lol, lmao
Mar 10, 2023 5 tweets 2 min read
Well, yeah. It's all been very clear psychosocial projecting. If you didn't realize that, you probably aren't a woman, because we're the true targets of all this hyperfetishization. Have I mentioned how few women are in counterdisinfo...?… Also, obsession with dick size is a major issue in toxic masculinity -- that is to say, authoritarianism. They've been telling you what they are; it's time to believe them.
Mar 9, 2023 5 tweets 1 min read
Goddamn does Taibbi have a fuckin noggin or what. That observation brought to you by this Fox story lmao…
Mar 8, 2023 4 tweets 1 min read
I think I'd rather be an honest bootlicker than a loathsome little toady. Luckily it's not a decision I have to ever make… "Two months after the election and just days before Jan. 6, 2021, Fox host Tucker Carlson texted with an unknown Fox employee about how badly he wanted to stop covering President Donald Trump.
Mar 8, 2023 4 tweets 1 min read
Mar 6, 2023 4 tweets 1 min read
This is what comes of not punching Nazis early and often Punching them early just saves everyone the trouble of having to build guillotines down the line
Mar 5, 2023 10 tweets 3 min read
Fucking warned you not to trust any of these shitstains.… Now you see why I refused @Meta's money when I ran Snopes. I knew exactly what they were trying to do. I'm a woman and I know my history.