Davey Alba

Davey Alba

@daveyalba

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@nytimes reporter / tech, disinformation, etc / https://t.co/H4dJcV4GkJ / ask for my secure email address or Signal number / I take tips in Tagalog 🇵🇭

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Joined on April 11, 2008
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Read the thread. This was tried and tested in the PH, where government officials announce imaginary coup plots, among lots of other things: https://t.co/QQSQyYJiEM https://t.co/2NnwnLqabT

"Despite what Sullivan’s footage actually showed, however, to far-right media outlets desperate to blame the left for the mayhem, the presence of Sullivan, who was filmed denouncing Trump at protest in Washington last summer, was a godsend." https://t.co/3HlOw0oUP9

Quoted @daveyalba

The No. 3 link on the internet in the last 24 hrs, via NewsWhip, is this unfounded Fox video of Lou Dobbs & John Solomon saying they can “confirm” the president is declassifying documents on the bogus conspiracy Obamagate. It has 234K interactions on FB; reached up to 1.7M people https://t.co/fOOHagYrtA

The No. 3 link on the internet in the last 24 hrs, via NewsWhip, is this unfounded Fox video of Lou Dobbs & John Solomon saying they can “confirm” the president is declassifying documents on the bogus conspiracy Obamagate. It has 234K interactions on FB; reached up to 1.7M people https://t.co/fOOHagYrtA

This brand of big-things-are-coming disinfo is so insidious and effective https://t.co/ni8WC7NIgi

Here's my colleague @kevinroose with a comprehensive debunk on the Obamagate nonsense: https://t.co/qULsZEwu9A But KEVIN, fact check — the attacks apparently haven't fizzled!

ALSO this is the same tactic that Sidney Powell used with her "release the Kraken" hype/upcoming legal filings (which the courts have now ruled on and found that there is no there there) https://t.co/W0YPMMM8zn

Btw Solomon pushed the unfounded conspiracy about the Bidens and Ukraine that The New Yorker documented well here https://t.co/OhCmpnHY4O

Details like Trump declassifying “more than a foot high stack" of documents & that Solomon can confirm this "after months of reporting" gives an air of authority. But I asked my colleagues who actually cover these federal agencies and they say they have nothing to report on this.

This is a common tactic of disinfo purveyors. Tease that something big is "coming," meanwhile giving your base a catchphrase or line to latch on to. All over Twitter/FB/elsewhere, the far right is saying these rumored "declassifications" to come will explain everything.

The No. 3 link on the internet in the last 24 hrs, via NewsWhip, is this unfounded Fox video of Lou Dobbs & John Solomon saying they can “confirm” the president is declassifying documents on the bogus conspiracy Obamagate. It has 234K interactions on FB; reached up to 1.7M people https://t.co/fOOHagYrtA

The No. 3 link on the internet in the last 24 hrs, via NewsWhip, is this unfounded Fox video of Lou Dobbs & John Solomon saying they can “confirm” the president is declassifying documents on the bogus conspiracy Obamagate. It has 234K interactions on FB; reached up to 1.7M people https://t.co/fOOHagYrtA

The guy on the left still works at GitHub. The guy on the right was fired :/ https://t.co/daF591s7Z7
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The guy on the left still works at GitHub. The guy on the right was fired :/ https://t.co/daF591s7Z7

Quoted @rothschildmd

Mainstream conservative blog American Thinker posted a long, pseudonymous piece explaining the basics of QAnon. It presents the more vanilla, military intelligence puzzle version and leaves out the baby eating and mass executions. And it's all accepted with no skepticism. https://t.co/h7N7Yo1Oqa

Mainstream conservative blog American Thinker posted a long, pseudonymous piece explaining the basics of QAnon. It presents the more vanilla, military intelligence puzzle version and leaves out the baby eating and mass executions. And it's all accepted with no skepticism. https://t.co/h7N7Yo1Oqa

@daveyalba American Thinker has also written positively of QAnon. https://t.co/mG80VFdLbA

Their misinformation about Fauci: https://t.co/d6yNHt9m26

American Thinker, which has published conspiracies about Dr. Fauci as a member of the Deep State secretly undermining Trump, issues mea culpa on Dominion voting machine lies—but only *after* they were sued for defamation https://t.co/MIu7W5RqaG

icymi, I was on the @CJR podcast earlier this week talking with @kylepope and @daveyalba about the Trump Putsch, its early warning signs, and upcoming demonstrations set for the weekend and inauguration day... https://t.co/qzF516BiNy

Filipinos taking care of the rest of the world is a known dynamic you'll find worldwide https://t.co/tfezTfTz5P https://t.co/oDm9jwMJBX

Filipinos taking care of the rest of the world is a known dynamic you'll find worldwide https://t.co/tfezTfTz5P https://t.co/oDm9jwMJBX

@daveyalba @ParkerMolloy I'm interested in this phenomenon as well: Satire that relies on the uncritical presentation of a falsehood to function. The Babylon Bee does this on a regular basis -- for example: https://t.co/EAqCh8ygsD

@daveyalba @ParkerMolloy I'm interested in this phenomenon as well: Satire that relies on the uncritical presentation of a falsehood to function. The Babylon Bee does this on a regular basis -- for example: https://t.co/EAqCh8ygsD

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