- Jan 31, 2001
- Basic Beliefs
- Calvinistic Atheist
And the alt-right misinformation war is being waged.
The coordination of the misinformation also gets real troubling when this occurs:article said:“We’re not looking at single narratives or false claims here and there that happen to go viral,” said Cindy Otis, a former technology executive and CIA analyst who now researches disinformation. “We’re looking at entire social media platforms, independent news commentary websites and social media influencers who are starting from a place of ‘Elections are rigged against conservatives’ and covering the election from there.”
In some instances, the online conversation included calls for violence.
The encouragement to storm counting sites in Georgia came in response to news that the mail-in ballot deadline had been extended for some voters in Cobb County following a logistical hiccup, according to the SITE Intelligence Group, which tracks online extremists. On The Donald, where much of the planning for the Jan. 6 Capitol siege took place, some posters called on supporters in Georgia to “be ready to lock and load” around election offices in case of “shenanigans.”
A Twitter account with 30 followers posting misinformation would generally be of little concern. It'd be like if I posted something on Twitter. No one will ever notice. But a Twitter account with 30 followers goes viral via the Arizona GOP? Yeah, that looks suspicious, how the heck did they even dig up the Tweet? A Tweet by a nobody account about voting machines in Bell County, Texas? For those that don't know where that is, like me, that is edging towards the eastern portion of Central Texas.article said:A post from a Twitter account with about 30 followers, claiming that voting machines were also malfunctioning in Bell County, Tex., gained viral popularity when it was shared by Kelli Ward, chair of the Arizona GOP. “It’s not only happening in Arizona...” she wrote. That tweet, in turn, inspired a headline on the Gateway Pundit website. “The FIX IS IN!” the site claimed.