stuart andrew thompson

stuart andrew thompson

@stuartathompson

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editor/writer/head of not-just-text journalism at The New York Times Opinion. stuart.thompson@nytimes.com or DM me.

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Joined on August 25, 2009
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we profiled Fanos in our story this week. fb then deleted his page, which had a pretty big following. in a video posted to his new page, he says: "i'll be really careful what i talk about on here." so this counts as progress i guess! this is the story: https://t.co/DHXWi5UBWR

ok a bit of positive news! tn I’m celebrating a decade with my boo, a few of those married. we’re in Quebec where it’s snowy and mild and beautiful. and we’re drinking nice champagne by the fire. the cat is fat and happy. that is all!

the silver lining of our age is that fb still holds tremendous power and concentration, and no alternatives work great for the boomers seeking this garbage, so it’s off-putting and hard to migrate. half my telegram groups are people asking where they find a DM, they are lost

respect to Facebook bc I’ve seen a lot of people posting that they can’t DM videos to each other there anymore, and hashtags/phrases they used for disinfo are offline or banned

BUT they also reported a surge of fake accounts on new platforms (>3 telegram accounts purport to be conspiracist lawyer Sidney Powell), and one remarked that “there’s so much disinfo is flying around right now”

Quoted @joncoopertweets

Misinformation went down dramatically the week after Twitter banned Trump https://t.co/D7cE5rIU97

I’ve heard from a few ppl inside right wing disinfo land that it’s “harder to find good information right now” (meaning it’s hard to find disinfo that adds to their false beliefs). not just Trump, but fb group shutdowns and parler going offline cuts off major sources https://t.co/IL2Su6hjov

i will never quite understand the right embracing a violent military takeover by the state ...

that sinking feeling starting to hit conspiracists 😂 https://t.co/YkXaNpQgaC

that sinking feeling starting to hit conspiracists 😂 https://t.co/YkXaNpQgaC

to be clear this appears like a laundry list of conspiracy theories popular on right-wing boards right now. it's been long suspected among those ppl that trump would trigger the Insurrection Act and stage a hostile takeover of the gov't using the military...

Quoted @jabinbotsford

@MyPillowUSA CEO Michael Lindell shows off his notes before going into the West Wing at the White House on Friday, Jan 15, 2021 in Washington, DC. https://t.co/AY6AyJNSyE

@MyPillowUSA CEO Michael Lindell shows off his notes before going into the West Wing at the White House on Friday, Jan 15, 2021 in Washington, DC. https://t.co/AY6AyJNSyE

"Insurrection Act" jesus https://t.co/VDGpM978rL

his next replacement group has nearly 100 members already

facebook has deleted dom's replacement group and seems to have banned the #winthewin hashtag entirely after our story https://t.co/DHXWi5UBWR

But this great @CWarzel/@StuartAThompson piece shows otherwise. Yes, social media works with the raw material of people’s interests and temperament. But it rewards some of parts of us, and not others. https://t.co/m8RmnEA1qP

Quoted @Slate

Thanks to @cwarzel for joining us! https://t.co/XIgPCX9rPl

charlie makes a great pt here: people can slip into conspiracies like *that* but it takes a long, long time, and a lot of compassion, to pull them out https://t.co/cKNUCqIRXU

It isn't just posts denying the coronavirus or the results of the election. You could sub this graph out for any extremist position—I saw this play out in the Philippines too when I was reporting my story about President Duterte "influencers" on Facebook. https://t.co/FKNCW3v32r https://t.co/AxGBRaWsJ9

It isn't just posts denying the coronavirus or the results of the election. You could sub this graph out for any extremist position—I saw this play out in the Philippines too when I was reporting my story about President Duterte "influencers" on Facebook. https://t.co/FKNCW3v32r https://t.co/AxGBRaWsJ9

This is literally the plot of Wonder Woman: 1984 https://t.co/NZieqHytBu
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This is literally the plot of Wonder Woman: 1984 https://t.co/NZieqHytBu

the degree to which Trump voters hate the GOP will become clear over the coming months and years

Quoted @jbouie

One reason I am a little skeptical that anyone currently within the GOP can rebuild the Trump coalition is that no one else has a lifelong celebrity brand that valorizes entrepreneurship and business success.

not to mention a key ingredient of Trumpism is not being a politician and not needing the presidency, where cruz and pompeo and others are so thirsty for it https://t.co/kh3GUy5JPH

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