New from me 👉 Far-right media has been pushing a new conspiracy to hedge its bets against a Trump loss: they claim we are in the midst of a “color revolution”, or, as some of them put it, a coup
"The machine that moves information through the far-right ecosystem is preparing its audience for the very real chance that Trump will lose. Its goal is simple—to preemptively delegitimize any outcome but a clear victory" by Trump. From
"The question isn’t whether QAnon will persist past this presidential term; it’s in what form." A very smart and very important piece by
"The machine that moves information through the far-right ecosystem is preparing its audience for the very real chance that Trump will lose. Its goal is simple—to preemptively delegitimize any outcome but a clear victory by the incumbent."
For another look inside the right-wing conspiracy bubble, don’t miss this one from —about the effort to conjure up an anti-Trump “color revolution” out of nowhere.
"Amplifying prophecies about attacks on the legitimacy of the election ultimately positions QAnon to continue past November," writes
"Amplifying prophecies about attacks on the legitimacy of the election ultimately positions QAnon to continue past November," writes
Great explanation from a scholar at the Stanford Internet Observatory about how algorithms turned Q into a meta-conspiracy.
"Influence is now a function of the brute ability to propel information between broadcast and social-media channels, and across online factions. By that measure, QAnon is remarkably effective." Smart piece from (via )
"Media and social media are no longer distinct; consequential narratives emerge from the bottom up, as well as the top down, and bounce back and forth among different channels"
The Right’s Disinformation Machine Is Getting Ready for Trump to Lose by
"Amplifying prophecies about attacks on the legitimacy of the election ultimately positions QAnon to continue past November," writes
The Right’s Disinformation Machine Is Hedging Its Bets - The Atlantic
Fascinating and terrifying read on disinformation