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Trump supporters just doxxed thousands of anti-racist protesters as part of a disturbing harassment campaign

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Personal information belonging to thousands of anti-Trump and anti-racist protesters has been released by pro-Trump users on the 4chan message board, BuzzFeed News reports.

The thread, which was posted on Thursday under the subject line “ANTIFA GETS DOXXED,” links to an organized Pastebin database full of information about the places of employment, home addresses, telephone numbers, emails and social media accounts of thousands of people involved in anti-Trump protests.

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The Pastebin database, the report noted, has been making the rounds in pro-Trump circles online since at least April, when they released the information of roughly 3,000 people. Now, there are thousands more on the list, which has “easily tripled in size.”

The information appears to be gathered from a range of sources, including RefuseFascism.org, an organizing platform for anti-fascists, the BAMN pro-immigrant coalition and ShareBlue, a social publishing platform run by former Hillary Clinton staffer Peter Daou.

The text of the database claims that many of the “antifa” whose information they hacked are “predominantly school teachers, programmers and professors.” They also claim many are associated with “a major Bolshevik organization,” likely referring to people associated with large socialist organizations like Democratic Socialists of America or the Party for Socialism and Liberation.

Claims of a singular “antifa” organization or of “Bolshevik” groups are “basically gibberish,” BuzzFeed notes, as there is no unified or centralized group of anti-fascist organizers. This description does, however, push “a popular conspiracy theory on far-right messageboards that anti-fascist activists are actually well-organized agents working for a cabal of globalist elites.”

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As BuzzFeed notes, “the pastebin file being shared this week seems to actually be part of a larger harassment campaign against anti-fascists and anti-Trump protesters,” which includes “leaked” audio claiming to have been recorded at “antifa” meetings and admissions of people infiltrating art and political spaces. 

 

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Facebook bans far-right website from pro-Trump advertising after they try to skirt transparency rules

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On Thursday, NBC News reported that Facebook has banned the Epoch Times from placing political advertisements, after the right-wing website tried to conceal its multimillion-dollar dark money streams and get around the social network's political advertising transparency rules in its propaganda supporting President Donald Trump.

The Epoch Times had tried to skirt rules by running ads under puppet names like "Honest Paper" and "Pure American Journalism," confusing users about who was really behind the ads.

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GOP leaders are pressuring Kansas Republican to resign from Congress immediately: report

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On Thursday, the Topeka Capital-Journal reported that Republicans in Kansas and Washington are pressuring Rep. Steve Watkins (R-KS) to step down after just eight months in office.

It is currently unclear why they are calling for his resignation.

Watkins has thus far given no indications he will leave office. His spokesman Jim Joice stated that he has no plans to resign, and disputed the idea that Republican officials are pressuring him to do so, but acknowledged there have been conversations around the topic.

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LAX customs officer calls journalist ‘fake news’ and demands to know if he works for CNN or MSNBC: report

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On Thursday, Empire Magazine's James Dyer stated in a Twitter thread that he was stopped by a customs official while arriving at Los Angeles International Airport, aggressively interrogated about his journalistic career, and accused of being "fake news":

Wow. Just... wow. Just went through LAX immigration. Presented my journalist visa and was stopped by the CBP agent and accused of being part of the ‘fake news media’.

— James Dyer (@jamescdyer) August 22, 2019

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