1/ NEW: We examined each of President Trump’s 11,000+ tweets (so you don’t have to) and the ways he finds things on Twitter. What we discovered was alarming. w/
Fake accounts tied to intelligence services in China, Iran and Russia had directed thousands of tweets at Trump. Russian accounts tagged the president more than 30,000 times. Trump retweeted a phony Russian account that said, “We love you, Mr. President!”
By retweeting suspect accounts, seemingly without regard for their identities or motives, President Trump has lent credibility to white nationalists, anti-Muslim bigots and obscure QAnon adherents.
Some truly terrifying stuff in this report, showing how the President supports white supremacist extremists and is manipulated by Chinese, Iranian and Russian intelligence agencies, all via Twitter.
President Trump's tweets have helped spread a culture of suspicion and distrust of facts into the political mainstream. See how conspiracy-mongers, racists and spies have influenced what he absorbs and amplifies on Twitter.
“By retweeting suspect accounts, seemingly without regard for their identity or motives, he has lent credibility to white nationalists, anti-Muslim bigots and obscure QAnon adherents like VB Nationalist.”
This is amazing. More than half of President Trump's tweets attack someone or something, but he also uses his Twitter account to express admiration and praise, most notably...of himself.
Read the investigation by , and to explore President Trump’s Twitter account, where he spends time mingling with extremists, racists and spies.
“Trump has retweeted at least 145 unverified accounts that have pushed conspiracy or fringe content” to his 66 million followers. “Trolls and fringe elements quickly figured out that the best way to reach Trump is to appeal to his ego.”
This story, about “a virtual world in which the president spends significant time mingling with extremists, impostors and spies,“ made me physically ill.
"Authentic or not, the most fervent MAGA and QAnon accounts — at least 23,000 of his followers have QAnon references in their profiles — form a dependable Greek chorus that exploits the tricks of the medium to amplify the president’s message"
"The New York Times examined Mr. Trump’s interactions with Twitter since he took office... the most comprehensive view yet of a virtual world in which the president spends significant time mingling with extremists, impostors and spies."
The Twitter Presidency: 5,889 Attacking Someone or Something 2,026 Praising Himself 1,710 Promoting Conspiracies 132 Praising Dictators In Trump’s Twitter Feed: Conspiracy-Mongers, Racists and Spies
In Trump’s Twitter Feed: Conspiracy-Mongers, Racists and Spies
Trump also dips into the twitter cess pool for material: "Mr. Trump has retweeted at least 145 unverified accounts that have pushed conspiracy or fringe content"
This really is the QAnon presidency. (Clearly, I can't recommend this piece enough.)
"By retweeting suspect accounts, seemingly without regard for their identity or motives, [President Donald Trump] has lent credibility to white nationalists, anti-Muslim bigots and obscure QAnon adherents like VB Nationalist"
Ah, Donald Trump, Jr. Helping his dad run the family business while helping his dad stay on top of the latest in white nationalist fever dreams.
Must read: Conspiracy-Mongers, Racists and Spies in Trump's twitter feed
This NYT Twitter piece is insane ... but this is my absolute favorite part
In Trump’s Twitter Feed: Conspiracy-Mongers, Racists and Spies: "By retweeting suspect accounts, seemingly without regard for their identity or motives, Trump has lent credibility to white nationalists, anti-Muslim bigots and obscure QAnon adherents"
Trump has retweeted at least 145 unverified accounts that have pushed conspiracy or fringe content, including more than two dozen that have been suspended by Twitter. Tinfoil-hat types & racists celebrate when Mr. Trump shares something they promote.
“Trolls and fringe elements quickly figured out that the best way to reach Mr. Trump is to appeal to his ego.”
But at a White House “social media summit” in July that brought together far-right activists and provocateurs, Mr. Trump expressed appreciation for the fodder he sampled on Twitter. “The crap that you think of,” he said, “is unbelievable.” via
In ’s Feed: Conspiracy-Mongers, Racists and Spies That Allow Him To Live In An Alternate Reality via #SoMe #journalism
of course the limitation of 's new ban on political ads is that people w/ big following can still spew whatever they want "organically", and so can bot networks or human bot networks or paid human networks, etc.
Fake accounts run by intelligence services in China, Iran and Russia directed thousands of tweets at President Trump. Russian accounts tagged the president more than 30,000 times....
In Trump’s Twitter Feed: Conspiracy-Mongers, Racists and Spies - ⁦
”By retweeting suspect accounts, #Trump lends credibility to white nationalists, anti-Muslim bigots & obscure QAnon adherents that have promoted a hoax about top Democrats worshiping the Devil & engaging in child sex trafficking.” #Sad
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In Trump’s Twitter Feed: Conspiracy-Mongers, Racists and Spies