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Reporter at Bloomberg News | Contact me on Signal: +1 (646) 532-1326 wturton1@bloomberg.net

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William Turton
2 days ago
In October I flew to Vancouver, Washington to meet Nick Lim, the creator of VanwaTech. His service is key to keeping 8kun (the home of QAnon) and other far-right websites online when nobody else will. with @joshuabrustein https://t.co/MErbOaFEQy
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William Turton
20 hours ago
As my persistent colleague @mhbergen notes, Project Veritas also has a YouTube channel with almost a million subscribers. https://t.co/jU0Qsp5wJS
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Mark Bergen
20 hours ago
@WilliamTurton william, what if i told you there was an internet network that let o'keefe post and ~paid~ him for it?
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Longform
20 hours ago
"A 23-Year-Old Coder Kept QAnon Online When No One Else Would" https://t.co/KTpNdexgTN (@WilliamTurton, @joshuabrustein, @bw) https://t.co/ABW6k7Qnbj
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William Turton
a day ago
Pretty incredible: in this video by James O’Keefe, he shows a CNN promoted tweet being displayed on his account https://t.co/RuvcpbXLLl
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Robby Starbuck
a day ago
Update from James: he’s suing Twitter. https://t.co/NWNjTtuCyH
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William Turton
a day ago
Surprising because, if, as Twitter appears to have alleged, there was some kind of platform manipulation going on, that would be an extreme own goal.
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William Turton
a day ago
It will be interesting to see exactly why O’Keefe was banned. He must have realized he was on thin ice after the Project Veritas account got banned in February, so the fact that Twitter banned him for...violating rules on “platform manipulation and spam,” was sort of surprising
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William Turton
a day ago
Talking to a few people who have been tracking Project Veritas closely for a long time, James O’Keefe being banned from Twitter today is a very significant moment in the history of Project Veritas. It seems that James knew how important staying on Twitter was: https://t.co/WRrWLD7Lcj
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Mike McIntire
a day ago
Consider the round-about, halting way this has come to light after four years, given its monumental implications. https://t.co/N8pZRQ2OEk
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William Turton
a day ago
Here is a side of Nick Lim I never saw while interviewing him. In this 2018 video sent to me by a source, Lim berates an Uber Eats customer service employee, calling him a homophobic slur multiple times. https://t.co/XAZpX5nca5
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William Turton
a day ago
On Telegram, O’Keefe said that he plans to sue Twitter. https://t.co/gSP4xAQVMk
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William Turton
a day ago
A Twitter spokesperson pointed me to a section in the company’s rules which state: “You can’t mislead others on Twitter by operating fake accounts,” and “you can’t artificially amplify or disrupt conversations through the use of multiple accounts.”
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William Turton
a day ago
A Twitter spokesperson has confirmed to me that James O’Keefe has been permanently banned “for violating the Twitter Rules on platform manipulation and spam.”
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a day ago
I’ve reached out to a Twitter spokesperson to learn more.
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William Turton
a day ago
This comes after the Project Veritas account was permanently banned in February. O’Keefe’s account had nearly a million followers, and was a major way for Project Veritas to promote its content.
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a day ago
This comes after O’Keefe posted multiple videos of a CNN employee that were filmed undercover at various bars and restaurants. The CNN employee was under the impression that he was on a series of Tinder dates, per a source familiar.
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William Turton
a day ago
James O’Keefe of Project Veritas has been suspended from Twitter. https://t.co/MdlPbdtfGS
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Patrick Howell O'Neill
a day ago
New: US sanctions against the Russian cybersecurity firm Positive Technologies are privately supported by US intelligence assessments which claim it provides hacking tools and runs operations for the Kremlin. https://t.co/x5nhWshHXS
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x0rz
a day ago
Russia knows that ransomware are crippling western countries and incident response capacity are maxed. IMO, this is not a side effect but a strategic will: while you're busy responding to cybercrime, cyber espionage operations are quietly continuing... https://t.co/PaYFxz2yYB
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Selena
a day ago
today's sanctions confirmed what many people suspected: fsb working with evil corp https://t.co/6RTLsu4hRv https://t.co/qYmGpBcO4I
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@kevincollier
Kevin Collier
a day ago
It's somehow both common knowledge but rarely sourced that Russia not only lets its ransomware operators get away with international crime but also conscripts them for intelligence operations. But here's a data point for that: https://t.co/JRl2x5wB6S
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Selena
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today's sanctions confirmed what many people suspected: fsb working with evil corp https://t.co/6RTLsu4hRv https://t.co/qYmGpBcO4I
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