It’s hard to exaggerate the significance of the Camp David summit. This represents another major step toward the establishment of a new trilateral alliance between the US, Japan and South Korea. From @SueMiTerry & me in @PostOpinions: https://t.co/udAXL9B9hy https://t.co/965V7eEA1e— Max Boot 🇺🇦🇺🇸 (@MaxBoot) August 19, 2023
Here’s the story of how a 37-follower Twitter account seeded a narrative about the Hawaii fires that was picked up by right-wing influencers and then amplified by Russian state media to undermine support for Ukraine.— Caroline Orr Bueno, Ph.D (@RVAwonk) August 19, 2023
My latest — a very deep dive:https://t.co/uQ6SEtXy2E
Russia also uses its vast network of proxy websites & persona accounts to do things like dangle controversial ideas/claims out there, wait for people to start talking about it on social media, then write articles based on those social media comments. That’s a very common tactic. pic.twitter.com/9KjHIA1OJK— Caroline Orr Bueno, Ph.D (@RVAwonk) August 19, 2023
Gingrich: How can you have a commander in chief who is totally out of touch with reality, who makes up a story which is a lie, who has no understanding of the scale of the disaster which has occurred, who has literally has no empathy for the human beings around him. pic.twitter.com/GwGUBnyISw— Acyn (@Acyn) August 23, 2023
Projection. Always projection. https://t.co/3JlMnQhWvD— Norman Ornstein (@NormOrnstein) August 23, 2023
From @HawaiiNewsNow:— Haris Talwar (@HarisTalwar46) August 23, 2023
"By and large they were impressed."@POTUS "spoke with...about 200 people altogether. Took his time really spending one-on-one moments connecting with people."
"the people we spoke with said he was heartfelt. He was sincere. He shared his past tragedies." pic.twitter.com/6TGGIo51E3
Actual residents of Maui seem satisfied with FEMA's handling of the wild fires. But for the most important audience of all—national political reporters based in Washington and New York—the president's response has been disastrous.— New York Times Pitchbot (@DougJBalloon) August 23, 2023
I'd like to believe this study. On some level, I'm sure that if you could get people off of an immersive diet of disinformation and toxic propaganda and replace it with actual news, they would start to have a more accurate (and healthier) worldview, but this feels like a classic minor intervention/major effect experiment.
Great article by @guardian’s @adamgabbatt—Two political scientists paid a group of FoxNews viewers to watch CNN for a month & found those FoxNews watchers changed their views on key issues— vaccines, BLM protests, Biden, etc. There is hope! 👇🏻 https://t.co/LutlqZCjJg— Snowden Bishop 💚🤍❤️✌️🇺🇦🌻🆘🔄🌎 (@SnowdenBishop) July 30, 2023
There is much that is repulsive about today’s “conservatism.” But to me the willingness—nay, eagerness—to betray Ukraine could be the most repulsive feature. In its hatred for free men and women fighting bravely against brutal aggression, it betrays its descent into semi-fascism.— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) August 23, 2023
This didn’t happen accidentally. The Kremlin has actively sought to create an “anti-war” coalition consisting of far-right extremists & tankies. This has literally been happening since the Cold War, and it’s still going on because it’s still working.https://t.co/hQdXJWH07n— Caroline Orr Bueno, Ph.D (@RVAwonk) August 21, 2023
Trump on Putin: “I was the apple of his eye.”— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) August 19, 2023
Yeah, we know. Putin’s most useful American idiot. https://t.co/s5m5hjPr8b
Re Trump asking for a 2026 trial date: I dunno. If I committed a shitload of felonies and was charged with them, I’d probably give this a shot as well. “How about scheduling the trial for the third of Never, your honor?”— Charles Gaba isn't paying for this account. (@charles_gaba) August 17, 2023
Possibly my favorite indictment tweet.
The kraken has been released on bail— Luke Zaleski (@ZaleskiLuke) August 24, 2023
This goes great with Ramaswamy's plan to raise the voting age.
Hey Gen Z: the republicans are openly admitting they’re planning to steal your social security and medicare and then force you to work till you drop dead. pic.twitter.com/gXGpRKy0nG— Bill Pascrell, Jr. 🇺🇸🇺🇦 (@BillPascrell) August 18, 2023
America's antivaxx crisis: a quarter believe MMR shot causes autism; a third think Covid vaccines kill. It’s extraordinary, despite my battling antivaccine activism daily for 2 decades. The disinformation machine is so powerful and now backed politically https://t.co/VcLI10YqVW— Prof Peter Hotez MD PhD (@PeterHotez) August 23, 2023
"It is possible that with all of the negative rhetoric and all of the politicization about COVID-19 vaccines that some of that spilled over onto our routine childhood immunizations." – Dr. Natasha Bagdasarian https://t.co/DfvztCJe6Z via @michiganadvance— Susan J. Demas 🏔 (@sjdemas) August 18, 2023
A guy in North Carolina believes that Beyoncé is "satanic," that the 1969 moon landing may have been fake and that there's a ruling class of secretive reptiles.— Jennifer Bendery (@jbendery) August 21, 2023
This guy is Mark Robinson, the leading GOP candidate to be the state's next governor. https://t.co/6pGj4N8O5u
Weren't we just talking about projection?
Duffy: A lot of people think Republicans need to go on offense. Do to the left what the left does to us. Use Republican state AGs to go after all the Democrats who contested and denied elections like Hillary and Stacey Abrams pic.twitter.com/eb9S17Vx8R— Acyn (@Acyn) August 18, 2023
This is painful to watch. Recently the right seems to have a "wandered off the streets" problem. People who normally couldn't get past the gatekeepers are getting on camera, on staff, even elected to office.
Right-wing “independent journalist” who flew in to Maui (he also went into E. Palestine) after the fire is confronted by angry residents while live on Steve Bannon’s show, who said he is exploiting them for politics and using up precious resources. pic.twitter.com/hpSIMX9kbH— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) August 20, 2023
Former Iowa State Senator said he worked at a Sizzler in the 1980s when he was 19, and listed his employee training certificate as a “Business Management Degree” on website when he ran for office. https://t.co/V042yY7MWQ— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) August 20, 2023
The Nazi stuff doesn't help.
Hi, @BretBaier and @marthamaccallum -- maybe ask the Republican candidates on stage tonight whether they're fine with the debate's live streaming partner being chock full of pro-Hitler videos, and for the @GOP to be advertising on those videos? https://t.co/MBcDcBlWu1— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) August 23, 2023
This is so wrong in every dimension of the word wrong. https://t.co/DQQUvrWd2b— Grady Booch (@Grady_Booch) August 16, 2023
This experience is consistent with the general observation that current generative AI, being error prone, is more useful for experts to save time than for non-experts to do things they couldn't otherwise do.— Arvind Narayanan (@random_walker) August 21, 2023
This has all sorts of interesting implications.
AI-Created Art Isn't Copyrightable, Judge Says In Ruling That Could Give Hollywood Studios Pause https://t.co/CHb57ef2PK— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) August 18, 2023
I agree with Yoshua: the mind is computable.— Grady Booch (@Grady_Booch) August 21, 2023
But we are a long way from understanding the proper architecture of the mind. https://t.co/JuRQj9J8GJ
This is not how one avoids plagiarism.— Iris van Rooij 💭 (@IrisVanRooij) August 23, 2023
This is how one HIDES plagiarism.
Nexstar, which owns The Hill, NewsNation, and George Knapp's Mystery Wire, is still going hard on UFOs, currently the company's biggest audience-grabber. I guess it beats paying real journalists to cover real news. https://t.co/C2mSNTNGcG— Jason Colavito (@JasonColavito) August 18, 2023
NewsNation's UFO focus has led to a rating surge, quadrupling its audience for some broadcasts. The UFO niche may be lucrative, but NewsNation still isn't the cable news leader in flying saucers. Fox News Channel mentions UFOs more often. https://t.co/wuxNZUarxy— Jason Colavito (@JasonColavito) August 19, 2023
In the "pedo guy" case, latest filings revealed how Elon Musk pressured Thai officials to say nice things about him, and his mini-subs, in the midst of a deadly rescue mission. via @cnbctech https://t.co/yEnJxJE1qa— Lora Kolodny (@lorakolodny) October 9, 2019
When I agree with Catturd, a national consensus has been reached. pic.twitter.com/8EkOxPfqLC— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) August 18, 2023
Shut up and go mow your mom may be the best insult I’ve ever seen in my life. pic.twitter.com/wQj1QUOe9K— billystringsphan (@billystringsph1) August 18, 2023