This topic gets me very upset, because I have watched my black friend, Tamra, get kicked off of Twitter after being bombarded by Russian bots screaming white supremacy at her. Then, when I wrote an article about what happened to her, Twitter suspended me. That’s all I did was post my article about what happened to Tamra, and Twitter suspended me. So what I see happening is that “independent” journalists who question the Russia story get all kinds of support from social media, but my story or Tamra’s? We can’t even get anyone to listen. This says to me that all the power is behind one kind of narrative online, and it is not attacking Russians. Your post about this very topic…it got plenty of support. My posts telling my story about what happened to me and Tamra? Ha. I don’t think Medium or Twitter even circulates my posts for viewing. When Tamra demonstrated that “limited sharing status” was a status Twitter put her on, I thought she was paranoid. She has since forwarded me every single email between her and Twitter appealing her suspended status (I know she is telling the truth). I am sure I have the same fate. Only the people who have recently interacted with me get my posts.
So when I see social media promoting the ideas of some people while I am on limited share status. I do have a strong opinion on Russian bots, yes.