Jack Dorsey Is In Bed With Extremists

Twitter’s CEO has touted the anti-Semitic GOP political operative behind 2020's “Stop The Steal” protests

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Ali Alexander with Roger Stone (image source: Twitter)
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Meet Ali Alexander (@ali)

Ali Alexander (@ali) previously went by Ali Akbar and has a history full of dubious activity, including fundraising through a fake nonprofit.

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Meet Michael Coudrey (@MichaelCoudrey)

Mike Coudrey (@MichaelCoudrey) previously went by Mike Tokes and is the CEO of Yuko Social, which, per their site, is a “team of millennial social media experts here to help with all your social media needs.”

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Source: Yuko Social
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Source: Twitter image via @irmahinohojosa_. Instagram photo via YesMargaret.com

Platform Manipulation

Alexander, Coudrey, and Navarro each have Twitter accounts that massively inflate their Followers counts, i.e. the vast majority of each account’s Followers are comprised of inauthentic accounts. Moreover, when they tweet, their content is propped up via deceptive engagement metrics, driven by activity (retweets, likes) from the same inauthentic accounts that inflate their Followers counts.

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Data collected on December 17th, 2020
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Data collected on December 17th, 2020

Astroturfing

Each of the accounts cycled through in this GIF have averaged 100+ tweets and 100+ likes per day since being created and include “Stop The Steal” in their display names:

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Accounts include: @ouMAGAgirl, @PatriotMarie, @IngoOverton, @Lyn1350, @eyesoftheirish1, @watson1_z, @growingaway, @2Twitte39301335, @ed__doc, @DianeMDeath, @karenbr01503349, @Robert__Stage, @OctoberSunset20, @loriBra16435608, @PinkieCLC, @sandrag57102779, @magacominginhot, @AmErIcAn_0922, @deplorableRAB, @ChloeEliz3, @NotBannedYo, @KarenDi77801594, @JoshEmmons11

“Stop The Steal” Protests: January 2020

Last night (January 5th) Trump supporters gathered for the first night of January 2020 “Stop The Steal” D.C. based protests.

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OK, So What’s Your Point?

Washington D.C. is bracing for 48 hours of potentially violent protests as Congress is set to vote to certify that Joe Biden won the presidential election.

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