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May 2, 2022 5 tweets 3 min read
Glenn Greenwald publishing @MollyJongFast’s home address after whining for a straight week that @TaylorLorenz “doxxed” someone (she didn’t) is peak Greenwald.

Dude is a grifting shill and not even a good one. This is why people were (and are) so critical of @SubstackInc. It’s not like this guy is even doing valuable reporting anymore. He’s marshaling his army of followers to harass and intimidate people with whom he does not agree. This is the behavior our information ecosystem breeds
May 1, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
Just decided that retweeting Tucker Carlson’s pathetic tweet will only increase his profile and maybe we should all think about that. It’s a real conundrum. What do you do to call out the racism of a show when it’s the racism that makes it successful? How do you challenge it in a media ecosystem where the attention only rewards the aggressor?
Apr 30, 2022 6 tweets 3 min read
For the last three years, nearly every advertiser has left Tucker Carlson Tonight because of his brand of racism is toxic to their brands.

That Fox is modeling their entire network around him shows that the advertisers remaining on the Fox network are just fine with it. It also shows that Fox’s money is mainly made not through advertising, but through subscription fees from cable companies.

These companies are also completely fine with it.

Whatever it takes to make a buck.
Apr 29, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
Honestly, if this chapter results in this platform losing all credibility and being less influential in our country and around the world, it won’t be such a terrible thing. We need to step out of this current cycle in the worst way. We’re all crammed on to the same few dance floors, making ourselves beholden to the few people who run them.

It’s incredibly stupid.
Apr 25, 2022 5 tweets 1 min read
Maybe we need a way to communicate that’s not decided by like 5 dudes who lucked out and made a bunch of dough. It never even made sense that Mark Zuckerberg, an engineer, was at all qualified to make global decisions on speech. It makes even less sense, if that’s even possible, that Elon Musk is qualified to do it.
Apr 19, 2022 13 tweets 4 min read
Man, there sure are a lot of people pissed off at @TaylorLorenz today for reporting the identity of a person running a Twitter account.

Ironically, they are the very same people that celebrated the person who exposed me back in 2018. I actually have a very nuanced take on this subject, as this very same thing happened to me.

First, it is fucking scary. I got hit with a wave of death threats that lasted for months. My whole family did. It sucked. So I understand why this person is scared and mad.

Apr 18, 2022 9 tweets 4 min read
CONFIRMED: InfoWars has filed for bankruptcy.… In 2017, we were the first org to actively campaign against InfoWars. At the time, Alex Jones was still making money from ads online and had huge followings on @YouTube, Facebook (@meta) and @Twitter despite repeatedly breaking their Terms of Service.…
Feb 8, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
In what world other than Facebook (@meta) is this normal?

In this country, people are interested in art, sports, books, movies, food and a million other things. How is it that political posts, particularly from the most extreme POV, are in the TOP 10 most engaged posts everyday? 1) It’s an algorithm that’s tuned to amplify the loudest, most controversial and extreme voices to keep the audience engaged.

2) an incredibly permissive executive team (Joel Kaplan, in particular) flying cover for those who break the Terms of Service regularly.
Feb 6, 2022 6 tweets 2 min read
Maybe if you’re removing 110 episodes of a podcaster’s show, the problem isn’t the episodes. Worth repeating that this is not really about Rogan, it’s about @Spotify paying for and profiting from Rogan. It’s about wanting these platforms to be more conscious about what they’re putting into the world.
Jan 2, 2022 18 tweets 6 min read
2021 was a weird year for Sleeping Giants.

2022 will be different.

Starting with the fact that someone else will be ultimately be running it. Probably the biggest thing that happened in 2021 is that we asked app stores in January why they were distributing Parler, which was hosting death threats to the VP and police in advance of the Insurrection, in violation of their rules.

The majority of them suspended the app.
Dec 18, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
This is essentially a KKK rally with major national advertisers and cable distribution. Fox has flooded the airways with so much racism and bigotry that we’ve become numb to just how unhinged this is. Six years ago, the backlash to this type of rhetoric on a major cable network would have been swift and ferocious enough to get the host fired immediately. Now? Nada.
Dec 16, 2021 5 tweets 2 min read
NEW: We’ve tried just about everything to get Facebook (@Meta) to deal with unfettered hate EXCEPT shareholder activism.

We’ve just launched a new campaign with a new app called @iconikapp, which helps organize retail investors for collective action.… Our campaign asks are the following:

Give researchers more transparency into their data and insights through CrowdTangle.

Give researchers more data around takedowns of problematic content like hate and extremism.
Dec 16, 2021 4 tweets 3 min read
“David Broniatowski, of George Washington University, said the groups had targeted Facebook ads to reach women of childbearing age using demographic data.”

It’s remarkable how much social networks, like @Meta @Twitter & @YouTube are responsible for this pandemic. The chase for eyeballs, ad dollars and higher stock valuations have a direct link to the spread of COVID.

Despite their PR efforts which say otherwise, all of these platforms are still rife with antivaxx content and COVID disinformation at scale.
Apr 13, 2021 5 tweets 1 min read
With the full backing of Fox News brass, Tucker Carlson now has zero holding him back from advancing white supremacist rhetoric to millions.

Which corporations are still willing to stand with this network? Which advertisers see nothing wrong with Replacement theory? Which cable companies will stand by a network whose host called white supremacy a “hoax” and will continue to make its customers pay $24 a year for it?
Apr 12, 2021 5 tweets 2 min read
REGULATE THE PLATFORMS When a platform makes its users sign massive legal agreements, yet they don’t meet the extremely low bar of, you know, NOT EXPOSING ALL OF THEM TO FRAUD AND INVASION OF PRIVACY, there needs to be some recourse.
Apr 9, 2021 6 tweets 4 min read
Tucker Carlson is a white supremacist. Each week, distributors like @ATT @xfinity @GetSpectrum @YouTubeTV @verizonfios @DIRECTV and @dish amplify their ideas from this white supremacist to millions.
Apr 8, 2021 4 tweets 3 min read
Today, raging racist Steven Crowder pretended to be George Floyd as he was murdered.

This is being monetized by @youtube via advertisers.

Advertisers should walk out on @SusanWojcicki’s platform en masse if Crowder is not banned for this. This is not a safe platform for them. Like Alex Jones, @YouTube built this person’s career by giving him reach far beyond what he’d ever get without them and handed him millions in ad dollars for the privilege.

@TeamYouTube continues to make the world a worse place by giving amplification to the very worst humans.
Apr 5, 2021 8 tweets 2 min read
A few things on this:

1) Corporations are not “woke”. They know where the money is. They have looked at the market and realized that supporting the curtailing of voting rights is not good for business. Or at least not as good for business and coming out against it. 2) Corporations are trying to appeal to more people than less. The idea of subtraction isn’t what they’re interested in. They’re against the curtailing of voting rights because people will be subtracted, not added. That doesn’t meet their mission.
Mar 25, 2021 5 tweets 2 min read
How do Georgia corporations justify their silence here when they spent all summer posting that Black Lives Matter? Last summer, @CocaCola created an entire program for “greater racial equity in our communities”.

Silence today on keeping Black people from voting.…
Mar 13, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
Mar 13, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
SEAN DAVIS: Big tech is destroying free speech!

ALSO SEAN DAVIS: If you retweeted “Mommy Milky”, I’m going to sue you ass into the ground! None of these chuckleheads ever understand 1A, but talk about it nearly all of the time.