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Dig around a bit, and you find that this is part of a pro-Trump e-commerce operation called I Love My Freedom. They sell shirts and stuff. (If the model looks familiar, it's bc it's a photoshop of a guy who was once wearing an anti-Trump, pro-Kaepernick shirt from another shop.)
Dig around a little more, and you find that the site belongs to these "MAGA mill " guys @aprilaser wrote about last year. It's three guys, one of whom also owns a marketing company for dentists.
@aprilaser These guys used to be yeoman click-farmers, but they appear to have pivoted into e-commerce. Now, a lot of their posts are Typeform surveys that allow them to harvest emails and point people to their store. They get a *lot* of engagement. .
I wrote an essay for the @NYTmag’s tech and design issue about the “luxury internet” — a kind of digital farm-to-table movement for people who want to pay to escape the clunky, predatory free internet and inhabit tasteful, private spaces instead.
I’ve been working on a story for a few months that I’m excited to share. It’s about a 21-year-old guy who was radicalized into the far-right, with help from his YouTube recommendations.
My grocery store got a robot that is supposed to monitor the aisles, but it can’t get to the aisles because people just stand around staring at it.