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Sunday, June 13, 2021

This afternoon, "Rebekah Jones" was trending on Twitter. A quick check revealed that her account was suspended by Twitter. Highly polarized tweets cheered her suspension and called her a fraud; even Florida Governor Ron DeSantis' office chimed in.

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..."Governor Ron DeSantis's press secretary Christina Pushaw alleged that Jones was not suspended for anything she posted to her account. She was suspended because she broke a clear rule against buying followers (platform manipulation) and " all evidence points to this " hijacking the accounts of unsuspecting users to make them follow her,' Pushaw wrote on Twitter."

As a long time fraud researcher, that allegation didn't sit right. That's because you don't need to hijack other users' accounts and make them follow you. ...

Within minutes Conspirador Norteo @conspirator0, a researcher specializing in documenting Twitter fraud, wrote back with concrete evidence, including how it was done. The chart below (in yellow box) shows there was clearly a concentrated surge in new follower activity for @georebekah (red highlight on right edge).

What is not known is whether Rebekah Jones purchased the followers herself, or whether it was a false-flag campaign meant to discredit her (someone else purchased the followers and directed them at her account to make it appear she broke Twitter's rules). ...



#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-06-13 03:43 PM | Reply

@#1 ... "Governor Ron DeSantis's press secretary Christina Pushaw alleged that Jones was not suspended for anything she posted to her account. She was suspended because she broke a clear rule against buying followers (platform manipulation) and -- all evidence points to this -- hijacking the accounts of unsuspecting users to make them follow her,' Pushaw wrote on Twitter." ...

It is quite curious that Gov DeSantis' office was so quick to know what all the evidence pointed to.

#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-06-13 03:46 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

De ---------- is the worst kind of dbag.

#3 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-06-13 09:56 PM | Reply

Republican are scum. They are taking whatever steps are necessary to discredit this woman.

#4 | Posted by Angrydad at 2021-06-13 10:38 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#2 | Posted by LampLighter

I actually hope they track it back to his office. I really don't see why she would do this.

#5 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2021-06-14 08:34 AM | Reply

Also of note - she thought she was banned for spamming a link to an article.

#6 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2021-06-14 09:53 AM | Reply

So now the GqP is good with cancel culture?

#7 | Posted by Nixon at 2021-06-14 11:04 AM | Reply

The GOP is built on a revisionist history empowered by Cancel Culture. The GOP didn't dare say Nixon's name for 30 years after he left office in disgrace. I believe Arnold Schwarzenegger was the first Republican to say the word "Nixon" at the GOP National Convention, in 2004.

Currently, the GOP Cancel Agenda is split between cancelling the Jan 6 insurrection, and cancelling Critical Race Theory. Previous highlights include cancelling Merrick Garland and Colin Kaepernick.

#8 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-06-14 11:22 AM | Reply

#7 | Posted by Nixon

They always have been good with it. They lead in the area. They just don't like it when they are canceled.

#9 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2021-06-14 11:47 AM | Reply

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