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Stories Referenced:

  • eBay and Shopify pull listings on Jeffrey Epstein-inspired merch (The Verge)
  • Trump Still Isn’t Giving Up On Trying to Block Critics on Twitter (Gizmodo)
  • Trump, QAnon and an impending judgment day: Behind the Facebook-fueled rise of The Epoch Times (NBC)
  • Facebook bans ads from The Epoch Times after huge pro-Trump buy (NBC)
  • REDDIT NOW LETS YOU LIVESTREAM. WHAT COULD GO WRONG? (Wired)
  • The Justice Department Sent Immigration Judges A White Nationalist Blog Post With Anti-Semitic Attacks (BuzzFeed News)
  • Facebook audit of alleged anti-conservative bias fails to pinpoint any (ArsTechnica)
  • DEFEND BILL (RWW)

On Episode 68 of sh!tpost, Jared Holt runs through a few news items before we speak with Vice News’ Tess Owen, who fills us in on the scuttlebutt surrounding last weekend’s far-right rally in Portland, Oregon. Then, we’re joined for an extended interview with Michael E. Hayden, senior investigative reporter for SPLC’s Hatewatch, who walks us through the story of a white nationalist organizer identified working in the U.S. State Department.

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Stories Referenced:

  • Amazon’s Army of Superfan ‘Ambassadors’ Is Getting Even Weirder (The Daily Beast)
  • Beto O’Rourke seeks new limits on Section 230 as part of gun violence proposal (The Verge)
  • Far-Right and Antifa Showdown Drew Over 1,000 Protesters (Vice)
  • Twitter’s Testing Another New Message Filter to Weed Out Abuse in Your DMs (Gizmodo)
  • Facebook Paid Contractors to Transcribe Users’ Audio Chats (Bloomberg)
  • U.S. State Department Official Involved in White Nationalist Movement, Hatewatch Determines (Hatewatch)

On Episode 67 of sh!tpost, Jared Holt talks about the death of Jeff Epstein, the blacklisting of 8chan, and the second anniversary of Unite the Right. We’re joined by writer Aaron Freedman to learn about how the Intellectual Dark Web’s favorite publication got tricked by a hoax, then we’ll speak to the hoaxster himself! Later in the program, we’re joined by Madeline Peltz of Media Matters to talk about Tucker Carlson’s sudden “vacation” after claiming on air that white supremacy is a “hoax.”

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Stories Referenced:

  • Attorney General William P. Barr Delivers Remarks at the Grand Lodge Fraternal Order of Police’s 64th National Biennial Conference (DOJ)
  • Conspiracy Theories Erupt After Jeffrey Epstein’s Death (The Daily Beast)
  • Exclusive: We Found Archie Carter (Jacobin)
  • 8Chan, Breeding Ground for White Supremacist Shooters Goes Dark; Founder Says Pull the Plug Permanently (The Root)
  • 8chan Owner Called to Testify Before Congress After El Paso Shooting (Time)
  • 8chan is under police investigation in the Philippines (The Verge)
  • Why de-platforming 8chan can be effective (The Verge)
  • Tucker Carlson loses advertisers after remarks about “hoax” of white supremacy (MMFA)

On Episode 66 of sh!tpost, Jared Holt has a bad voice, but that doesn’t stop him from working through the news of the day. Later in the podcast, we’re joined by Julian Feelds of QAnon Anonymous to talk about the arrest of Jeff Epstein.

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Stories Referenced:

  • Santino William Legan: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know (Heavy)
  • Dilbert Creator Scott Adams Uses Gilroy Mass Shooting to Promote His App (Gizmodo)
  • Duolingo partnered with Twitch to help you learn languages better (The Verge)
  • Tulsi Gabbard Sues Google for $50 Million Over ‘Free Speech’ Violations (The Daily Beast)
  • EWhy wasn’t the FTC harder on Facebook? (The Verge)
  • YouTubers are unionizing, and the site has 24 days to respond (Engadget)
  • Equifax Claims May Not Get You $125 (The New York Times)

On Episode 65 of sh!tpost, Jared Holt walks through news updates on the president’s racist tweets, Proud Boys, QAnon, and the smear that Rep. Ilhan Omar secretly married her brother. We’re joined by HuffPost reporter Luke O’Brien for a debrief on the state of neo-Nazi blogger Andrew Anglin and his website The Daily Stormer, which were recently ruled against in court to the tune of $18,000,000 in damages to two plaintiffs. O’Brien will walk us through the lawsuits, what’s happened since, and where the world’s most-read neo-Nazi blog goes from here.

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Stories Referenced:

  • The Racism Tweets (Newsletter)
  • How the Ilhan Omar Marriage Smear Went From Fever Swamp to Trump (The Daily Beast)
  • Google Chrome Update Will Close ‘Loophole’ That Tipped Sites Off to Your Incognito Mode (Gizmodo)
  • Proud Boys Member Arrested for Portland Assault Takes Plea Deal (RWW)
  • Elon Musk unveils Neuralink’s plans for brain-reading ‘threads’ and a robot to insert them (The Verge)
  • Meet the Parents of ‘QBaby’, Star of the Trump Rally and New QAnon Mascot (Rolling Stone)
  • He Wasn’t Seeking to Kill a Mob Boss. He Was Trying to Help Trump, His Lawyer Says. (New York Times)

On episode 64 of sh!tpost, host Jared Holt travels to the Netroots Nation political conference in Philadelphia and speaks with activists, journalists, and change-makers in the left-of-center political world about the work they’re doing and how people can get involved.

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On episode 63 of sh!tpost, host Jared Holt is joined by The Daily Beast’s Will Sommer to discuss the July 6 far-right “Demand Free Speech” rally in Washington, D.C. This episode also includes a preview of a conversation that Jared had with Matt Binder of the DOOMED podcast about an “antifa journalist” list circulated in right-wing media circles.

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Stories referenced in this episode:

  • Trump Tweets That Violate Twitter’s Rules Will Now Get A Warning Label (BuzzFeed News)
  • Trump Invites Consortium of Conservative Internet Trolls to The White House for ‘Social Media Summit’ (Gizmodo)
  • Library’s insistence that police be invited to speak spells end of popular film and discussion series (Nova Scotia Advocate)
  • The Culture War Has Finally Come For Wikipedia (BuzzFeed News)
  • France wants to fine Facebook over hate speech (The Verge)
  • Twitch is closing in on its Christchurch trolls (The Verge)
  • Inside the Secret Border Patrol Facebook Group Where Agents Joke About Migrant Deaths and Post Sexist Memes (ProPublica)

On episode 62 of sh!tpost, host Jared Holt is joined by Matthew Hodges to give an oral history of drug subculture as it relates to the development and creation of the broader internet. (Disclaimer: This episode is not an endorsement or encouragement of drug use.)

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Stories referenced in this episode:

  • Online highs are old as the net: the first e-commerce was a drugs deal (The Guardian)
  • The uncensored history of the Internet’s drug revolution (Kernel)
  • How LSD Created the Internet (Prohbtd)
  • Did the use of psychedelics lead to a computer revolution? (The Guardian)
  • A Seductive Drug Culture Flourishes on the Internet (The New York Times, 1997)
  • Information Bulletin: Drugs, Youth, and the Internet (DOJ)
  • The American Drug Panic of the 1980s: Social Construction or Objective Threat? (Taylor & Francis)
  • The Trip Planners (New Yorker)

On episode 61 of sh!tpost, host Jared Holt is joined by countering violent extremism researcher Samantha Kutner, who fills us in on the latest efforts the Proud Boys have been making to plug themselves back into the mainstream GOP.

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Stories referenced in this episode:

  • A Popular Knitting Website Banned Posts Supporting Donald Trump, Accusing Him Of “Open White Supremacy” (BuzzFeed News)
  • Elon Musk mixes up the moon and Mars, and Twitter blasts off (CNET)
  • Militia member arrested for impersonating US Border Patrol agent (Reuters)
  • Right-Wing Paramilitary Groups Activate After 11 GOP State Senators Flee Oregon (Right Wing Watch)
  • ‘Xbox Live Is Not A Free Speech Platform’: Xbox Boss Promises New Features To Make Online Gaming Less Hostile (Kotaku)
  • How the Cryptocurrency World Is Responding to Facebook’s Libra (Gizmodo)
  • Good Omens protesters demand show be removed from completely wrong company (The Verge)
  • Google introduces expansion for media literacy program for kids (TechCrunch)

On episode 60 of sh!tpost, host Jared Holt is joined by AdWeek reporter Shoshana Wodinsky to learn about a federal search warrant filed against internet imageboard 8chan. Later we’re joined by Caleb Cain, who was radicalized on YouTube and now works to help others walk away from racist politics.

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Stories referenced in this episode:

  • The Juice Is Loose And Online (Deadspin)
  • Alex Jones Offers $1 Million for Conviction in Alleged Child Porn Malware Attack (Splinter)
  • Facebook Will Now Rank Your Comments So Its Dumbass Website Can Be ‘More Meaningful’ (Gizmodo)
  • 8chan versus the feds (Substack)
  • Genius.com accuses Google of copying its song lyrics (The Verge)
  • Harvard Pulls Pro-Gun Parkland Survivor Kyle Kashuv’s Admission Over Racial Slurs (The Daily Beast)
  • To protect and slur (Reveal News)
  • Brian Clyde: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know (Heavy)
  • Woman who worked on ex-state senator’s campaign arrested in connection to her death (CBS News)