Kamala’s KHive trolls boosted by bots while media defends harassment campaigns

By Matt Orfalea

The Grayzone

While the media defends KHive’s disturbing attacks on critics of Kamala Harris, new findings reveal a Democratic Party-linked bot farm amplified its leaders.

An April 8 LA Times profile of the “KHive” attempted to put a positive spin on Twitter’s nest of Vice President Kamala Harris super fans, omitting the group’s online abuses, offline harassment, and alarming origins. Describing the KHive as “the type of modern political army that politicians increasingly rely on for both support and defense,” the LA Times painted its members as political realists united by a desire to defend one of the most powerful politicians in the country from unfair attacks.

Delarosa’s KHive is well known for bullying and threatening critics of Vice President Harris.

According to Vox, KHive credited Delarosa with organizing KHive in a Facebook group that started in 2017. Bustle confirmed that many KHive accounts point to Delarosa as the creator of KHive, as did the LA Times’ source, Reecie Colbert, whom it identified as “one of the more prominent members.” During an appearance on  CNN pundit Bakari Sellers’ podcast , Colbert credited Delarosa with creating KHive.

Beyond its omission of this obviously salient fact, the Times failed to inform readers that Colbert and the Twitter account @BlackWomenViews were the same person. Instead, the Times quoted Colbert as two separate people.

Democratic Party-connected Twitter bots helped drive KHive

The LA Times let KHive describe themselves as “truth tellers” when, in fact, they are notorious for spreading noxious lies about their political opponents. For instance, KHive spread a baseless lie that journalist Walker Bragman was “literally caught running fake black Twitter accounts.” In reality, it was KHive members who were connected to a network of fake Twitter accounts — some of which used the profile photos of deceased women of color.

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Via https://thegrayzone.com/2021/04/16/kamalas-khive-trolls-harassment/

1 thought on “Kamala’s KHive trolls boosted by bots while media defends harassment campaigns

  1. Pingback: Kamala’s KHive trolls boosted by bots while media defends harassment campaigns — The Most Revolutionary Act | FREEDOM MINDS FOR THE AMERICAN REPUBLICS

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