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Hundreds Of Twitter Users Believed To Be 4chan Trolls Posing As Feminists

Activists Are Outing Hundreds Of Twitter Users Believed To Be 4chan Trolls Posing As Feminists

Over the weekend, the hashtag #EndFathersDay was revealed to have been orchestrated by 4chan users posing as female social justice activists on Twitter.
Over the weekend, the hashtag #EndFathersDay was revealed to have been orchestrated by 4chan users posing as female social justice activists on Twitter.
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As more details emerged, it became more clear that #EndFathersDay was actually part of a larger project called “Operation: Lollipop.”
As more details emerged, it became more clear that #EndFathersDay was actually part of a larger project called "Operation: Lollipop."
buzzfeed.com
Operation: Lollipop is a propaganda campaign run largely by members of the Men’s Rights and Pick-Up Artist communities. The idea is to pose as women of color on Twitter and guide activist hashtags as a way to embarrass the online social justice community.

Twitter: @PhoebeKwon


According to one now-deleted Tumblr, this appears to have been going on since at least 2013.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/ryanhatesthis/your-slip-is-showing-4chan-trolls-operation-lollipop

why have threads accusing any dissenters of being 'infiltrators' become acceptable now??

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10025036592

It's getting to the point where posters are targeting me personally...

The House Passes a Journalism Shield Law and Nobody Notices

One of my little congressional obsessions is the under-the-radar success of Rep. Alan Grayson, the Democrat who became despised by Republicans in his first term (2009-2011), lost by 20 points, and after returning via a new, safe, seat, became a master of the amendment process. This week, he managed to attach this amendment to a mini-omnibus funding bill:



It worked -- the amendment sailed through, supported by 53 Republicans and all but 17 of Grayson's fellow Democrats.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/weigel/2014/05/31/the_house_passes_a_journalism_shield_law_and_nobody_notices.html

Bravo, Mr. Grayson...Some like to talk about doing shit; while others go out and do it without the fanfare or publicity whoring...
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