Look-out, Fox News, You Got Competition

Where there’s smoke, there’s Space Karen

Guys, Space Karen is playing 11-dimensional tidily-winks again:

Russian propagandists said to buy Twitter blue-check verifications

The verifications mean their tweets, mostly opposing U.S. aid to Ukraine, are given added prominence

SAN FRANCSICO — Accounts pushing Kremlin propaganda are using Twitter’s new paid verification system to appear more prominently on the global platform, another sign that Elon Musk’s takeover is accelerating the spread of politically charged misinformation, a nonprofit research group has found.
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The accounts claim to be based outside of Russia, so they can pay for verification without running afoul of U.S. sanctions. But they pass along articles from state-run media, statements by Russian officials, and lies about Ukraine from Kremlin allies, according to the research group Reset, which shared its findings with The Washington Post.
One of the accounts describes itself in English as “No woke. No BLM. No gender pronouns … Just Anti-Imperialism.” Purporting to be based in San Francisco, its profile picture shows a blond woman wearing a fur hat with a hammer and sickle badge. Another account’s biographical blurb says it is “Doing my part to stop Western support for the Ukrainian war machine, one taxpayer at a time.” It regularly tweets videos it says show Russians killing Ukrainian soldiers.

Man, giving Russian propagandists authenticity for $4/mo, what a deal. An ad of Fox News costs more.

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8 Responses to Look-out, Fox News, You Got Competition

  1. Jimmy T says:

    Well Faux Snews may well need some competition. It’s all about scaring the sheep…

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  2. So I guess Phony Stark isn’t so concerned about Bot accounts after all:

    …a key group of influencers promoted a conspiracy theory that the United States caused the Turkish earthquake as punishment for the country’s opposition to expanding NATO, and that their tweets were amplified by thousands of accounts, including hundreds of accounts that were created simultaneously over a few days in October and last April.

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  3. Sirius Lunacy says:

    I’ve seen a lot of the Russian propaganda and it is so far removed from reality that I find it hard to believe that anybody buys into it. Even a large percentage of Russians who are seeing nothing but the propaganda are not buying it.

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  4. sos says:

    As I feel about Illinois Nazis, South African fascists.

    Liked by 2 people

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