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Investigating social media with the @BBCTrending team, author of Alt-Right: From 4chan to the White House https://t.co/qJ5xh2uzTd

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@michaelshermer Hi Michael - wondering if you might have some time to chat about "John Glynn"? michael.wendling@bbc.co.uk Thanks. @davidallengreen @singingadams idk, do you think those that are driving this will take the win ... and stop there?
2/20
2020
I was asked by my colleagues at @BBCAcademy for quick and simple tips for the public on how to spot misleading meme… https://t.co/hL1h1CT8HN
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2/18
2020
@Jay_Beecher Ok I will spell it out to you: a 2019 report that says the BBC is the most trusted news org in the UK.… https://t.co/i0NnSnNBfR @Jay_Beecher Oh I’m perfectly happy to look at any hard stats you can provide. Still waiting. @Jay_Beecher Still waiting for that fact @123Dennisa123 @Jay_Beecher https://t.co/DzBfSKeTqj @Jay_Beecher Facts. Actually I’ll make it singular. Fact to back up your assertions. Just one. I’ll wait. @Jay_Beecher Those aren’t facts though. They’re your subjective feelings and some weird thing you can’t prove. Migh… https://t.co/dIy54kRVO2 @Jay_Beecher Ok. Show me some facts. @Jay_Beecher Meanwhile here's some actual research. https://t.co/xIYLExtGQNBizarre idea that our office stocked only two papers. My neighbour for many years JB started each day by reading me… https://t.co/wf1WLFNMQA
Retweeted by mike wendlingA digital only subscription to the newspaper reporting that the government is planing to abolish the licence fee is… https://t.co/GBzYkkwv3U
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2/17
2020
I investigated a young woman who was manipulating couples who want to adopt - by pretending to be pregnant. Now, I… https://t.co/kiOI0s0QNj
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2/15
2020
👀 In total, 78 Facebook accounts, 11 pages, 29 groups and four Instagram accounts have been removed. https://t.co/QTApUho4j4
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2/14
2020
@JoeySalads Why would you bother when you can just hire some people to do it for you. https://t.co/QwbuKjUT4b
2/11
2020
And this is *exactly* what the BBC needs to be saying — very, very assertively — every time this Netflix nonsense i… https://t.co/2hUi5KV2BZ
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2/8
2020
@mountainherder @MorganCarlston @EliotHiggins @CrispinBurke @BBCtrending @katestarbird True. For me the oddness see… https://t.co/TtB70HQ3qc @MorganCarlston @mountainherder @EliotHiggins @CrispinBurke @BBCtrending Also her tweets keep getting picked up by… https://t.co/w0i8MnTlGe @MorganCarlston @mountainherder @EliotHiggins @CrispinBurke @BBCtrending She is very explicit in her support for Pu… https://t.co/v53uE7L4vd @MorganCarlston @mountainherder @EliotHiggins @CrispinBurke @BBCtrending After we published that @BBCtrending repor… https://t.co/am4MFMEjN2Is anyone going to tell them the "From USA for Mutual Defense" stuff was sent over more than 50 years ago? Bit befo… https://t.co/3nx6GYyzLr
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2/7
2020
Looking into Twitter traffic around the #IowaCaucus mess. Lots of Americans trolling each other, and some accusin… https://t.co/wjJmk8Zqaa
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2/5
2020
There is a lot of misinformation about the new coronavirus right now. Here's our latest fact check with… https://t.co/dQeWUfreul
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1/30
2020
@aesthetics_n I don’t blame you (or the writers), I shared many of those sentiments at the time. I think it’s super… https://t.co/IdXplYpdQK @jonmsutton @newswatchbbc Thanks I appreciate that!
1/25
2020
BBC News - Neo-Nazi Rinaldo Nazzaro running US militant group The Base from Russia https://t.co/YUK3neZ34Y
1/24
2020
@sjacks26 @brandoncgorman V interested in your findings when you have them!For some reason there are a large number of Qanon themed replies to this tweet. I was unaware of Brexit being a th… https://t.co/eLMgaGvguMIndeed, here it goes: call from fans of MBS to boycott Amazon products. 8.5k tweets since the morning in Arabic,… https://t.co/yerPU24Tq9
Retweeted by mike wendling @PRNewswire Running surveys from Edubirdie, a company that helps kids cheat, is not good. https://t.co/ugChL8x8yw
1/23
2020
There's a million people talking about boogaloo who have never heard of 4chan, but lots of the people on 4chan who… https://t.co/5JfGPtJ8OPFor the millionth time: no, not all uses of these cultural symbols are alt-right or racist. But *some* are! That's… https://t.co/7G1cdl6pJYAlt-righters glom on to another cultural phenomenon (cf. OK sign, Pepe, Taylor Swift, milk) in an attempt at trigge… https://t.co/IvhqTeLuTv
1/22
2020
@alex_christofi But Infinite Jest has a lot of endnotes which means you are stuck if you encounter one in the first… https://t.co/CrKRXoDyuV
1/21
2020
Helpful reminder to be careful what you retweet, forward or share today, as Richmond rally gets underway. Recommend… https://t.co/lGudHPJQhH
Retweeted by mike wendlingTimely thread which includes some of our past @bbctrending reporting - yet another reminder to take a closer look a… https://t.co/JN6co2Cfwe
1/20
2020
QAnon conspiracy theorists find kinship on the Tampa Riverwalk https://t.co/UJ7iU9r0Y0
1/17
2020
@ruskin147 As ever you are too kind... I think we should soon pitch a new one - 10 years on!
1/14
2020
Syrian-Kurdish politician Hevrin Khalaf was killed on 12 October 2019 A Turkish-backed Syrian rebel force was acc… https://t.co/y9ZDmPok33
Retweeted by mike wendlingThere are more than 1,000 people who have filed paperwork to run for president of the United States https://t.co/5uVTFEsPlw
1/13
2020
@Partisangirl Nice attempt at deflection and excuse. What really sets you apart is that journalists start with fact… https://t.co/jWkCr4g9QP @Partisangirl “Somebody else did it too” is a logical fallacy. @Partisangirl “Speculative”? Actually you sounded pretty definitive. https://t.co/2qfSXQHYZC
1/11
2020
@MadMustelid @SHAUNDA56173033 read and see how the world’s most notorious white nationalist is portrayed, then try… https://t.co/r6IjtFSTA1 @Cb16249Carl Good luck “cb16249carl” @shuma0963 @Davidmetroland @FawkeEU @jbhearn @nevin_simon @purpleline @TIMGOLDFINCH @Lars9596 @Gforse1https://t.co/V6bWeszekn @MadMustelid @TheEathen @SHAUNDA56173033 @RealMarkLatham lol if you don't get it by now it's not worth explaining to you.This from November 2008, touchingly naive. https://t.co/TCNHdT68Fq @MadMustelid @TheEathen @SHAUNDA56173033 @RealMarkLatham https://t.co/Zg7YRA4M5FPro-Assad conspiracy theorists are working overtime to try to cast doubt on the theory that Iran shot down the Ukr… https://t.co/Tv0tE7DTb8 @shuma0963 @Davidmetroland @FawkeEU @jbhearn @nevin_simon @purpleline @TIMGOLDFINCH @Lars9596 @Gforse1https://t.co/PdgOUuOs17 @Davidmetroland @FawkeEU @jbhearn @nevin_simon @purpleline @TIMGOLDFINCH @Lars9596 @Gforse1 @mindedmusicallyhttps://t.co/0XUZtaDvxW @MadMustelid Wrong. Google it.
1/10
2020
@TheEathen @SHAUNDA56173033 @RealMarkLatham Nope, he's definitely an advocate of ethnic and racial segregation who… https://t.co/YVYkdkTRL8
1/9
2020
@cori_crider Hi Cori I'm with @bbctrending we're looking into a possible story related to a case I think you're wor… https://t.co/vDPizCvRAW
1/6
2019
The hashtag #ItsOkayToBeWhite goes viral periodically. It was a motto coined and spread by white nationalist Chan u… https://t.co/IAbaisavsJ
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12/31
2019
Brilliant to have had the opportunity to cover what was happening online during the General Election for BBC Trendi… https://t.co/gfPF2zHHwZ
Retweeted by mike wendlingLogging off here for a month or so. I've loved doing original stories about the online election for @BBCtrending wi… https://t.co/ICUa1noQqG
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12/21
2019
JUST OUT: new report on the accounts identified by Reddit as connected to Russian operation "Secondary Infektion".… https://t.co/Ovjox11QZF
Retweeted by mike wendling @josephmdurso @BBCtrending and @JamievRyanA Russian network used BuzzFeed and Quora to spread fake news... Great scoop by @mwendling @BBCtrending https://t.co/vcGyMs6FqM
Retweeted by mike wendlingA disinformation network linked to Russia used sites like BuzzFeed Community, Medium and Quora to try to spread fal… https://t.co/HbnzA2RGkN
Retweeted by mike wendlingLaunch of Owen Worth's 'Morbid Symptoms: The Global Rise of the Far-Right' @ConwayHall, London Dec 18th 7 for 7.30… https://t.co/SNooVolYNS
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12/17
2019
I know it’s easier to look at memes about the “Douma conspiracy” than read about chemistry but please take the time… https://t.co/J2Yl9O6mNV
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12/15
2019
Battling Hoaxers in Court, Sandy Hook Families Replay a Tragedy https://t.co/nBpSFG4zbB
12/13
2019
Conservatives set to win majority in UK general election, according to exit poll for BBC, ITV and Sky #BBCElectionhttps://t.co/lymHfFY2Fw
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12/12
2019
Hey @Twitter having created the sandbox where disinformation merchants come to play, what do you plan to do about i… https://t.co/cN2PrE9UzENew with @mariannaspring @mwendling We've spent the last few weeks reporting on the digital campaign by talking t… https://t.co/O8RF6zmybj
Retweeted by mike wendlingLabour won the online battle in 2017. What about this time around? ⁦@mariannaspring⁩ and ⁦@josephmdurso⁩ break down… https://t.co/RCbe0gSpQ8
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12/11
2019
The misinformation war over the boy in the hospital https://t.co/KCl2ls3AfI
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12/10
2019
@allisonpearson Not true. Here are the facts: https://t.co/wnTA81VQdD
12/9
2019
@salonepekin @BBCtrending This (and it has been linked to in other stories about the leak): https://t.co/VmJNQ4OX7K
12/8
2019
Reddit says that accounts which posted leaked documents on US-UK trade talks are connected to Russia. Here’s what w… https://t.co/h8JLUxZDDE
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12/7
2019
At what point does belief in a far-right conspiracy theory make you legally insane? https://t.co/Cr5PCPSLac
12/6
2019
YouTube, which is nearly 15 years old, has found some ways to slow the spread of misinformation on its site, and is… https://t.co/MupvhwkGpMUPDATE on story below: The contact email address for the site is also fake, and the site itself was only created on… https://t.co/FDGZQdJOwu
Retweeted by mike wendling @SobukiRa Regardless of the content ... that story is an old one copied and pasted from the Daily Mail. "Stock Dail… https://t.co/hnmiR7b0DY @googlenews hey more out of date clickbait junk from "Stock Daily Dish" showing up in alerts https://t.co/YopIyz3zDE
12/4
2019
Someone's making $100K a month from a junk news site, and they're not alone. https://t.co/YEzHG9ajrX
Retweeted by mike wendlingThis #Gibbo thing (trending right now on Twitter in the UK) reminded us that in 2017 we saw something very similar.… https://t.co/bwl2aRwxO6
Retweeted by mike wendlingHey @googlenews why are my alerts being swamped with links from https://t.co/8rcXa6cXKx - a junk news site that cop… https://t.co/1OHnPFoH4CDeja vu. There's a rumour floating around started by somebody named #Gibbo and two years ago we explained why it ju… https://t.co/NzTUTnFxDT @demarionunn Ah this ole one again. https://t.co/Djo9DXWAmG
12/2
2019
There’s a fake Jeremy Corbyn London bridge tweet that appears to have come from an anti -Labour troll account. Not… https://t.co/LLR3x1AFnN
11/30
2019
@RootLeftNews Also fake pictures will circulate w people claiming they are of the dead suspect. Probably some will… https://t.co/BkxtefM0vO @RootLeftNews Sure thing. Watch out for fake tweets, they also potentially go viral around events like these. I've… https://t.co/1kKG3jHDbU @simonk_133 Yes - at the risk of giving this a second's more attention than it deserves, the basis of the fake theo… https://t.co/NKyG8r1RIc @simonk_133 If other people want to use that as political capital, well I guess they'll have to deal with the consequences. @simonk_133 You can find crackpots in pretty much any political party.Members of the public who intervened and disarmed the man with a knife on London Bridge. YOU ARE AMAZING.
Retweeted by mike wendlingThe "false flag" crackpot brigade coming out on here re London Bridge is predictably tedious but if you can't help… https://t.co/YCpmAlpg2k @tronaldodumpo i see - makes sense - thanks. @spatricus I wouldn't say that. Read this: https://t.co/REJPcmGMQiThe leaked documents were posted on Reddit more than a month ago. Whoever put them up struggled to get anyone to p… https://t.co/mdZdMPeras
Retweeted by mike wendling @tronaldodumpo out of interest, honest question ... how do you know the leaker's motivation in deleting the original post?
11/29
2019
@gregoratior welcome back. Do you have time to chat? michael.wendling@bbc.co.uk
11/28
2019
@nitagale @btbagley5 When something’s so nebulous we’re beyond the realm of critical thinking and into pure belief.… https://t.co/OJFaV085Zh
11/26
2019
QAnon supporters in Finland. 25 of them in a room; 6k retweets online. https://t.co/2TQtBsFLGY
11/25
2019
This is the sort of misinformation that's really hard to stop. It sounds scientific but it's utterly wrong. Quick e… https://t.co/TMibH6XC9L
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11/21
2019

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