A staff writer at Big League Politics named Haley Kennington created a Discord group called "Pedo Takedown Crew," which has been targeting a Portland donut shop, claiming they're part of the Qanon child sex ring.
Facebook has no formal way for a victim of conspiracy theories, like Sandy Hook parents, to reach a human at the company. There’s no public phone number or email address to reach, and Facebook has no have plans to make one. nbcnews.com/news/us-news/a…
From @Nelba_MG on Facebook meeting with conservative policymakers but not victims of tragedies:
“Why are we not in the room when they’re making these policy decisions? It would be nice to be heard. But we’re not as valuable to them. That’s unfortunate.”
QDrops compiles all QAnon posts, which is a conspiracy theory that Donald Trump and Robert Mueller are working together with a secret police force to arrest most of the world's celebrities for their ties to a Hillary Clinton-led child sex trafficking ring. nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news…
Google never got back to us about the Pizzagate-on-steroids app that lingers in the top 25 of its Entertainment section.
Apple, whose CEO Tim Cook has been adamantly and publicly pro-conspiracy removal, pulled the app this weekend.
This is an unbelievably prophetic piece on a government-connected Russian firm buying up relatively major stakes in many major Silicon Valley tech companies, including Facebook and eventually Twitter, in The Telegraph.
The "Paradise Papers," that massive global money laundering leak people have entirely forgotten about, shows how the Kremlin funneled money through that company to invest in FB and Twitter. businessinsider.com/russia-investe…
Milner has since entirely divested and everybody involved gets mad skittish if you ask about the whole charade. Anyways, that's a thing! Have a good day!
Mike Flynn's new lobbying firm is "basically a rebranding" of Muzin Capitol Partners, according to a source familiar with the firm, which came under a crush of negative press coverage for its foreign lobbying ties.
In the spirit of standing behind the reporter in the WaPo/Clickhole thing, the funniest fuckup I ever had in a newsroom was when I was talking through an intern's pitch on transporting organ transplants.
I was rattling off organs and legit said "what about brain transplants?"
I got super lucky this kind of dumbass thought never had a chance of getting printed, and he rightfully looked at me like the world's biggest dumbass for the rest of the time he was there.
Anybody roasting that WaPo reporter has done 100x worse. They just weren't caught.
New from us: On the same day a disgruntled former journalist shot and killed two WDBJ reporters on live TV in August of 2015, a Twitter account in Ramos' name photoshopped a Capital Gazette reporter into a still from the shooting, the gun pointing at him.
r/The_Donald defenders in my mentions are saying this isn't rooting on violence, but people pointing out that this is a government psyop, which you can decide if that makes these comments better or worse.
Rebekah Mercer joins Cambridge Analytica's former Chief Data Officer Alexander and SCL chairman Julian Wheatland, who alerted U.S. Cambridge Analytica staff of their unemployment today, at their new firm Emerdata.
Every single one of these accounts—whether they were Russians posing as male African-American Tumblr accounts called "Hustle in a Trap" (no joke) or white girls from Texas on Twitter—overtly wanted Hillary to lose.
Some of them wanted Bernie to win…until Trump had a real shot.
Take, for example, Williams & Kalvin—the Troll Farm's vloggers "from Atlanta" who thought Louisiana was the same as L.A., because abbreviation.
They were the world's dumbest Bernie supporters, until he was out and they weren't. Then magically pro-Trump.
This quote by Brian Keeley, who's one of the most read academics on why people believe conspiracy theories, was the thing that finally allowed me to see how people could parrot such odious and harmful ideas.