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This is an excellent heuristic.
If it seems like someone would have to know the right answer to be this wrong, that's because they do. And they posted it anyway, which means you are entering an interaction they engineered for a purpose. You are entering a shooting gallery from the wrong end.
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hello internet - I really need your help! how do I get a California psychologist license revoked for a person actively practicing conversion therapy? DMs open, appreciate any/all tips!
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When some prominent tech bro dipshit says some racist or misogynistic garbage, your first (and ideally only) response should be to go to their profile, unfollow everyone in the “Followed by … you follow” list, then block.
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A group of Nazis have rampaged down Santa Monica Blvd from Beverly Hills to West Hollywood harassing Black people, gay people and Jewish people. A big truck in their caravan is covered in hate propaganda surrounding the great replacement theory.
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This is a good example of how to dunk on somebody without boosting them: 1. screenshot, don't quote tweet 2. point out what they are doing and why they are doing it to discourage followers from directly engaging with it
posting algorithm boosting bait to lure fellow misogynists into his next cryptocurrency ponzi scheme, the perfect plan techstartups.com/2021/08/13/…
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Sometimes I sit back with a buddha sack My mind in another world, thinkin': How can we exist through the facts Written in school textbooks, Bibles, et cetera Fuck a school lecture, the lies get me vexed, yeah
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Resharing this because a week ago today, these innocent people went to the grocery store and never came back. And opportunistic media pundits have used their deaths to deliberate about semantics or whatever, only to discard the story when people lost interest. Remember them ❤️
This thread will be dedicated to the victims of the mass shooting in Buffalo. This is Ruth Whitfield, 86. Her son, the former Buffalo Fire Commissioner, said she was on her way from visiting her husband in a nursing home and stopped at the store to get something to eat.
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Your semi-regular reminder that eco-fascists aren’t “left-leaning” & don’t actually care about the environment. Any time you see that word, you should imagine that “eco” is in 4-point font and “fascist” is in 96-point. *Then* you’ll have the right ratio of “eco” to “fascist.”
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Maybe we could try trusting that people are the experts in their own needs and capacities rather than making ridiculous sweeping generalizations about drug users in the style of a low budget Republican campaign ad? Just an idea.
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A long thread, but worth the read.
This week on my podcast, I read my @Medium column, "About Those Killswitched Ukrainian Tractors," in which I am a buzzkill about that feel-good story of a Ukrainian John Deere dealership bricking $5m worth of tractors stolen by Russian looters: doctorow.medium.com/about-th… 1/
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Important 🧵
I want to tell a quick story. The Buffalo shooter had a toothache.
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There are GOOD LAW ENFORCEMENT officers but without adequate protections for whistleblowers, many can't speak up. Meanwhile, Kelly Martinez who would use her office for political and personal advantage ought not to be rewarded by being elected. Vote for @MyersSD30 10/end
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you should read it first but if you're looking for more context...i newslettered on it last summer in relation to newsrooms getting played (warzel.substack.com/p/newsro…) and also today re: the disinfo board situation newsletters.theatlantic.com/…
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everyone should read this important paper...especially if you manage an organization where your work or your employees might get swept up into the culture wars online. can't recommend it enough in terms of understanding social media dynamics and harassment campaigns
Via @cwarzel’s Galaxy Brain newsletter this morning: “Morally Motivated Networked Harassment as Normative Reinforcement.” journals.sagepub.com/doi/epu… Fascinating research paper about an important dynamic in social networks both online and off.
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Now more than ever it’s important to connect and build with your local anti-fascist community. Folks all across this nation are tracking and ousting white-nationalists. Their work is more important than ever.
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After seeing day one of cpac it needs to be made very clear the republicans and the international far right are openly planning on ending democracy in America. Yesterday was as open and dark as anything I have ever witnessed. The Republicans are not democratic actors.
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This by @williamcson is everything
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Please this is a time of "if you see something, Say Something" we have fash truckers who have discharged firearms going dark and prepping to enter DC. some of these people stormed the captiol.
The Convoy is “going dark” (shutting off streams) now in Hagerstown & are lining up presumably to come down to DC. We don’t know if this is for real, a test run, or a bluff, but I’d recommend DC folks keep eyes & ears out. If you see something, feel free to DM me.
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finally finished printing a whole bunch of new patches <3 which are all up in the shop now
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