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Musk: “Welcome to 16chan — Peter Thiel is Handling Moderation Now”
Holy crap. Everything gets confirmed.
The above tweet says everything about what’s really going at Twitter and confirms what I have been concerned about for a long time. The same regime that has allowed massive coordinated harassment campaigns in the open and inauthentically bans people based on the whims and targets of bad actors like Remi Barrette — is still in full force and effect. In fact it’s worse.
Yoel Roth is using Renee DiResta to back up his “teams’ work.” And Elon Musk is retweeting it like a proud papa. Good lord. 🙄
There is nothing “independent” about her “analysis.” All three of them are just crafting and advertising the story they want everyone to hear.
In actuality, Renee DiResta is a Peter Thiel chaos operative masquerading as a researcher. Diresta was a Mentor for the Thiel Foundation, which is an operation to rip smart students out of college and pay them to work on Thiel approved startups instead.
She was part of Thiel’s racist anti-education machine for four years until right before he founded MAGA3X with white supremacist Jeff Giesea who runs Thiel Capital. Thiel and Mike Flynn both spoke at Trump’s 2016 convention — “lock her up” — which is where they organized to steal the election.
DiResta went on to be Director of New Knowledge, the predecessor to Yonder, which contracts out social media trolling operations under the guise of “controlling the narrative for our clients.” At New Knowledge, for the 2018 midterms, she created a psychological operation for Doug Jones that mirrored Russian tactics and leaked the results to white nationalist memetic warfare specialist Jeff Giesea.
Go one tweet into the thread Yoel is so proud of and guess what?
China and Iran did all the election interference. Not a word about Russia. 🤔
The reason for this is that Peter Thiel and Elon Musk are allies of Putin and want to distract from the truth of where all the disinfo is coming from.
So to be clear, the Head of Twitter Safety tweeted this election disinformation which was then retweeted by the CEO to half of Twitter.
Speaking of whom, in the meantime, Elon Musk is signaling as hard as he possibly can that Twitter is now a warm home for white nationalists — using memetic warfare exactly as identified by Jeff Giesea in a 2015 paper on the subject that included neo-nazi Chuck Johnson, who also works for Peter Thiel. Here it is.
This “Wojak” meme has been appropriated into the edges of the mainstream, but it is unmistakably a reddit/4chan meme used to troll women and liberals and is heavily associated with neo-nazi ideology.
4chan is a neo-nazi breeding ground. It has no redeeming social value, is a cesspool of hate speech, misogyny, racism and antisemitism. The harm it has inflicted is incalculable — including, apparently, to the mind of Elon Musk. Here are some “Random Wojaks” you might find on 4chan or 8chan. This is all “ironic” white nationalist symbology.
Musk sees his users as “NPCs” — non-player characters who are expendable, boring and redundant.
Musk pinned this reply to AOC, the favorite target of white nationalists and misogynists.
Musk is modeling misogynistic trolling at the largest possible scale.
Twitter is being systematically turned into a radicalization engine that covers for Vladimir Putin and provides cover for cults and insurgents. No amount of eight dollar bills or Wojaks is going to fix it. Welcome to 16chan.
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