John Schindler was very early tweeting about Russia interference and is a major Never Trump conservative. In case you are unaware, Twitter is a war zone, especially if you attack Russia. The attacks are brutal, coordinated, and vicious. He had a friend commit suicide after repeated attacks and knows of many other suicides.
So, while he still has his public account, he now has a private Twitter account for $10 a month. No trolls, bots, or nasty attacks. Anyone doing so gets bounced immediately. All your favorite Never Trumpers are there. It’s all signal, no noise, with people from all over the political spectrum.
Schindler private Twitter: @thespybrief.
Join his private Twitter.
Schindler public Twitter @20committee.
And let’s not forget crucial information coming from Schindler’s Cat: @FelisDave.
I’ve had dozens of impersonation accounts set up to harass me, and I stopped counting how many trolls and bots have tried to derail my truth-telling on Twitter: many thousands by now. It’s been a bumpy ride, but over the last couple years I’ve gotten to say, “I told you so” too many times to count. I was right about Snowden, WikiLeaks, and the Russians. Even though my warnings weren’t heeded, I predicted a lot of the mess that America is in right now thanks to Kremlin Trolls, disinformation, and Active Measures disseminated via Twitter and other social media. I was Patient Zero for their online bacillus, and I survived – albeit at high cost.
In the meantime, trolls and bots continue to proliferate and harass. Nasty online conduct by Twitter mobs lead to suicides so often now it’s barely newsworthy. I recently lost a Twitter friend to suicide after he was harassed by Kremlin Trolls and bots until he cracked, and that brought it home to me. No social media platform is worth a human life. Every tweet I send gets trolling back, often of a rancid sort, plus they harass my followers who respond to me. Since I have more than quarter-million followers, it’s clear that Moscow’s effort to make life unpleasant for me and the online community around me is as robust as ever.
Therefore, it’s time to do something about it. I’m not going to delete my @20committee account on Twitter, but I’m moving serious discussions to a private feed called @TheSpyBrief. I’ll still post some things (cat pics especially) on my public account, but if you want expert chat about intelligence and national security – which, after all, is why I signed up for Twitter in the first place – I’m moving that to a new private channel where I can effectively filter out trolls and bots, thereby allowing serious discussion again without harassment of the participants.
My new private feed is @TheSpyBrief, and I invite you to join me there by subscribing (you can only subscribe through my Premo page.)