July 7, 2020

START PULLING BOGUS OPPONENTS OF MUSLIM DEMOCRACY AND WHAT DO THEY HAVE LEFT?:

Conservative Sites Pull Articles, Twitter Suspends Accounts After Daily Beast Investigation (Madeline Charbonneau, Jul. 07, 2020 , Daily Beast)

A Middle East propaganda network that duped conservative media went dark on Tuesday after The Daily Beast revealed that fake personas had been used to plant more than 90 opinion pieces in 46 different publications.

Sixteen Twitter accounts tied to the network, all bearing fake identities spreading propaganda, were suspended Monday after The Daily Beast sent Twitter the results of its extensive investigation. Twitter said the accounts were suspended for violating their platform manipulation policy.

The publications duped by the fake writers were largely conservative outlets including Washington Examiner, Newsmax, and American Thinker. The pieces often espoused pro-United Arab Emirates beliefs and were tough on Iran, Turkey, and Qatar. The phony authors behind the pieces used fake credentials to give themselves more credibility, and propped up the articles that other fake personas had written on their own fake accounts.

The sites refusing to pull the stories are at least being intellectually honest.

Posted by at July 7, 2020 7:51 PM

  

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