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Glenn Greenwald
Journalist - author, No Place to Hide - animal fanatic - HOPE () - IG: glenn.11.greenwald
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Glenn Greenwald 7h
That's very noble (and rare) for Twitter. Seriously: thanks. This place (Twitter and the world) would be better if more people did that more readily.
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Briahna Joy Gray 7h
A recent study showed that half of Americans have had a relative in prison, but sure, maybe people love prosecutors.
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Glenn Greenwald 8h
Jameel was a key lawyer for the ACLU as it repeatedly sued the Obama administration for civil liberties violations, including due to its spying and drone assassination program. He's literally one of the very last people who needs that reminder.
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Glenn Greenwald 8h
So did I, actually!
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Glenn Greenwald 8h
Replying to @CSpencebell @ACLU
Try clicking the link I provided. Or this one: - or this one: - or this one: - let me know how many more you need. I could do that all night.
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Ahmed Shihab-Eldin 23h
This is at its best: taking a story mired in misunderstandings, providing deep, credible analysis, and offering a complimentary video that humanizes a person's reality otherwise unknown/unseen in the American imagination. cc
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Glenn Greenwald 8h
Fox News hosts have criticized for selectively defending free speech: only when the censored speech is liberal. That charge is false (), but worse, it applies to Fox hosts, who have studiously avoided this story for fear of alienating their audience:
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ACLU Dec 17
🗣 The government CANNOT impose loyalty oaths as a condition of doing business with the state. Political boycotts are a legitimate form of nonviolent protest, and they are protected by the First Amendment. This position has been validated by two federal courts.
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Current Affairs 9h
Clara, this statistic is incorrect, this (1) was not a survey of black women, with fewer than 50% of respondents being black and (2) only surveyed political donors, strategists, and elected officials. Need to take this down and put out a correction.
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Jameel Jaffer 8h
It’s true that he authorized torture, but on the other hand he did give Michelle Obama that mint.
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The Hill 16h
Michelle Obama reflects on "the beauty of George Bush"
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Nate Silver Dec 17
Replying to @NateSilver538
If you wrote out a list of the most important factors in the 2016 election, I'm not sure that Russian social media memes would be among the top 100. The scale was quite small and there's not much evidence that they were effective.
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Glenn Greenwald 8h
Replying to @v_zilber
Exactly - also known, revealingly, as: The Heroes of the .
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Glenn Greenwald 9h
Replying to @ggreenwald
5/ These are why many of us have been resistant to depicting Russia as a Grave Enemy that did something unlike anything US (& Russia) routinely do: not because we love Putin or are Kremlin assets but because we don't want more militarism, Internet control or a new Cold War.
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Glenn Greenwald 9h
Replying to @ggreenwald
4/ It's been so obvious all along where all this exaggeration, hype & inflation of The Russian Threat is by design headed, whereby totally pedestrian, low-level "meddling" is depicted as some kind of 9/11 or Pearl Harbor: toward more security state power.
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Glenn Greenwald 9h
Replying to @AdrianChen
3/ Another key point has been making is that exaggerating the Internet Research Agency's reach, size, influence & "meddling" is akin to how the terrorist threat was exaggerated: to justify more spying power, bigger security state agencies, and more militarism
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Glenn Greenwald 9h
Replying to @AdrianChen
2/ The reporter who originally wrote about the Internet Research Agency - to well-deserved applause - is . He's since spent 2 years urging people to stop exaggerating their reach & sophistication, warning that they're crude, primitive and tiny - not masterminds:
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Glenn Greenwald 9h
1/ Great, and important, series of tweets putting the latest RUSSIANS!! stories into context and perspective. That's rarely if ever done by the outlets pushing these stories because a news cycle driven by tweets & 4-minute cable hits rewards hype & punishes nuance:
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Nate Silver Dec 17
Replying to @NateSilver538
For instance, this story makes a big deal about a (post-election) Russian social media disinformation campaign on Bob Mueller based on... 5,000 tweets? That's **nothing**. Platform-wide, there are something like 500,000,000 tweets posted each day.
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Nate Silver Dec 17
Replying to @NateSilver538
What fraction of overall social media impressions on the 2016 election were generated by Russian troll farms? 0.1%? I'm not sure what the answer is, but suspect it's low, and it says something that none of the reports that hype up the importance of them address that question.
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