The enormous amount of hate is not real

    See this whole thread. It makes it so clear that the enormous amount of hate, divisiveness and mistrust is not real, it is caused by a tiny minority. It is basically ginned up by a small number of teen trolls with a lot of time on their hands. The social media people are failing at the task of maintaining the benefits of freedom of speech. Someone has to fix the problem of being able to play the algorithms. It's not just a Putin problem, as anyone can do it. Until the situation is fixed, it is ever more important not to feed the trolls or to ridicule them. By taking them seriously, one is basically giving them the keys to the kingdom.


    A few very busy bees

    These accounts entirely dedicated to sending death threats and pictures of nooses to recently laid off journalists are still live, 24 hours after our report citing examples.

    Is anybody doing any moderation of any kind at these companies? This is not hard!

    — Ben Collins (@oneunderscore__) January 26, 2019

    Recurses, foiled again.

    Did someone say discovery?

    Nunes has an answer for that. The only reason the Special Counsel Office would be interested in Committee testimony is because they are scraping the barrel.

    *Nunes looks nervously at barrel.*

    it is "through the looking glass" stuff, playing all kinds of cards, including race


    — Laura Rozen (@lrozen) January 31, 2019

    How it works, well explained in a twitter thread

    Fantastic explanatory thread on how online media are being weaponized by diverse malicious actors, with careful analysis of a particular case with a particular video, and the tools used, in all their subtlety.

    — Nicholas A. Christakis (@NAChristakis) February 2, 2019

    from the summary of the thread

    (26) If the purpose of the attacks are to make us hate each other and divide our minds into “Us” and “Them” tribes, how do we civilians protect our minds from this division? I submit to you, that our best hope to survive this modern bombardment is nothing short of ACTIVE UNITY.

    — Smarter Every Day (@smartereveryday) February 3, 2019

    Stolen identities (from small towns) used to make fake anti-globalist comments to FCC on net neutrality:

    Fake FCC Comments Linked to Ex-Trump Campaign Director's Org, Boosted By Roger Stone RT @iron_light

    — Shi (@ShiCooks) February 2, 2019

    Thread with lots of graphs:

    this one is just too much fun fake hate not to share (And I adore the troll's handle!)


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