twitter, my research, light anti-disinformation work 

I finally wrote up something explaining that Twitter has not allowed people to pick usernames during signup for almost 3 years now, and that a "jsmith12345678" username pretty much just means you're dealing with a not super technically savvy social media literate person.

tinysubversions.com/notes/twit

twitter, my research, light anti-disinformation work 

@darius that’s a good write-up! I agree with the conclusion that it’s rude to dismiss these folks but I think we could do a lot better at criticizing the system that throws them into the midst of it like that: they are probably behaving in a rude way, without realizing it - and Twitter the platform does nothing to teach them how to behave well in this chorus of misery.

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twitter, my research, light anti-disinformation work 

@antifuchs Yup. It's about onboarding people as fast as possible. It fuckin sucks.

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