Important thing about this Wall Street Journal story on Palmer Luckey's final days at Facebook:
I'm one of the "writers" at The Daily Beast who reported the initial story this post is about. WSJ never reached out to me about it, and they should've.https://t.co/rCuKKpCMOr
The conceit of this piece is that "Palmer Luckey was fired for being a conservative," and that seems kind of nuts.
Luckey secretly aligned himself with moderators of r/The_Donald, where moderators once had to answer if 9/11 is an inside job to become one.https://t.co/OsXFFfjXHn
Luckey secretly donated $10k to moderators of The_Donald to take trolling into real life.
Here's a piece from Election Day 2016 on The_Donald's toxicity. Statistically, one of the top indicators of being a The_Donald poster was being an online misogynist.https://t.co/sWCd2hxUt4
This website is a nightmare this week from all the targeted harassment campaigns coordinated off-site, and unchecked by these platforms. It has made me profoundly sad, and it's extremely hard to deal with.
I wrote about it once and probably won't again.https://t.co/J2bjFPVe2A
We know it's targeted bullshit from 4chan, Mercer babies, Pewdiepie teenz, and other people who have the time to post racial slurs at you all day in your mentions.
But the capacity for a brain to process that in real-time is just not possible in the torrential downpour of hate.
Of course, they know this. That's the point. Create an artificially enormous amount of hate and threats and they'll trick you into believing that's reality. They know also know that Twitter and Facebook and YouTube can't or won't keep up. It works. So why stop?