Robert Mackey

Robert Mackey

Reporter @theintercept. Ex @nytimes columnist/blogger Mastodon: 2022 @MirrorAwards winner.

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@LevineJonathan  @chadloderNo  evidence there was ban evasion, but plenty of evidence of politically motivated suspensions and of Musk accepting false claims about left-wing activists from right-wing activists. My article reports on Loder's work and a failed right-wing effort to stop it through the courts.

This is a brilliant @sidlowe  interview with Ronaldo. 'The pressure pushed me ever further down. It has a cost’

Elon Musk's Twitter just suspended the account of antifascist researcher @chadloder  likely to suppress reporting on right-wing extremists. As I reported, Loder's painstaking research identifying a Proud Boy who attacked police on Jan 6 was cited by the DOJ

@doritmi  @scientistabeI  @chadloder  don't understand your point. Loder is suspended on Thursday after having been suspended and reinstated on Wednesday. He was not accused of "direct stalking or harassment. "

While we still have Twitter, we should use it to do what "web logs" were originally meant for - to log the treasures of the web. In that spirit, this is a great piece of visual journalism and family memoir by @bottidavid ⁩ for @NYTmag ⁩

As the article reports, there were no TOS violations.


Here's video of @GovLarryHogan  saying Maryland's National Guard was repeatedly denied authorization to deploy to defend Congress on Wednesday during the 90 minutes after a panicked phone call from senior House and Senate leaders who were hiding from the president's mob

The White House is playing "Live and Let Die" before Trump's arrival at a thinly disguised campaign event in Ohio that the state's governor cannot attend because he just came down with Covid-19, the disease that killed over 1,400 Americans yesterday.

With Monday's massacre, Israel has now killed more than 90 Palestinians in the past six weeks for approaching the fence it placed around Gaza, surpassing the total number of East Germans shot and killed for trying to scale the Berlin Wall from 1961 to 1989

UPDATED: A month after the Oz campaign misled reporters about a "community discussion" in NW Philadelphia, which secretly featured a paid campaign aide, a community discussion in another part of the city on Thursday featured 3 of the same participants

Mike Pence traveled to Iowa to make a show of meeting food industry leaders, but all 5 of them were wearing masks. So before he came out, they were instructed to remove them, and they all did.

Israel has invented a new crime: Facebooking while Palestinian

You might think Donald Trump's relentless showboating during the coronavirus briefings is typical of how politicians act everywhere. But it's not. I looked at a dozen other democracies and almost of of them just let doctors brief the public about the virus