While Jill and I were traveling in Florida last week, we were alerted that the Washington Post had published another hit piece titled “Extremist influencers are generating millions for Twitter, report says”. In this article, author Taylor Lorenz cites a “study” by the Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH) in which 10 Twitter accounts were identified as “Extremist influencers”.
According to Taylor Lorenz and the Washington Post:
The 10 influencers CCDH considered in its survey are Andrew Tate, Robert Malone, Andrew Anglin, Emerald Robinson, Rogan O’Handley, Peter McCullough, Stew Peters, Anthime Gionet, Rizza Islam, and Gateway Pundit. All had their accounts removed from Twitter for violating rules before Musk restored them.
What made these persons “Extremist influencers”, and how were these ten selected?
No information is provided regarding why these particular ten were selected.