Nigerian(s) for Pete

Did a Buttigieg campaign staffer impersonate a Nigerian online? No. But it wasn’t exactly crazy to think she did.

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Aric Toler, of the OSINT collective Bellingcat.
Left: Anti-Sanders Twitter users call him a “chaos agent.” Right: Disinfo “researcher” Jay McKenzie portrays Bernie Sanders as Putin’s cat’s paw. His evidence is that Belarus-born Vitali Shkliarov served as a campaign advisor to him. Shkliarov also worked for Obama and other Democrats. More recently he cited Jewish Currents editor David Klion as an example of how “Bernie Bros” are the same as the neo-Nazi Alt-Right

Journalist, socialist, activist. Founder and co-chair of DivestSPD. Bylines at SPLC, The Baffler, GEN. Follow on Twitter: @justwardoctrine, @DivestSPD

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