17-091817-IM to MR who’s behind gab.ai

Over the weekend tRump retweeted a video meme of himself driving a golf ball which hit and knocked down Hillary Clinton as she boarded an airplane. The Twitter account he retweeted is Mike at fuctupmind. The website listed on his bio is gab.ai which is a sign up page for a “new social network” appealing to the white nationalist leaning user featuring a leering Pepé face in the upper left corner. Mike’s gab page is festooned with videos and other memes attractive to that ilk ready made for linking to any social network. The domain .ai, according to Google, is assigned to artificial intelligence, so my questions are: 1. Is Mike at fuctupmind an AI bot gleaning alt-right memes. We learned this weekend that FaceBook delivered ads contoured to specific phrases including the “n-word” so that type of algorithm is in use now. But more importantly, 2. Who is behind gab.ai? Is it Steve Bannon/Robert Mercer using Cambridge Analytica/Breitbart to move public opinion like when Drudge would run what Dick Cheney would whisper, Fox would amplify, then Cheney would come on to discuss this “news” he had originally manufactured which led to the Iraq War. Yellow journalism goes way back to Joesph Randolf Hearst’s “Remember the Maine” in the 1890’s and the Russia’s “Protocols of the Elders of Zion” around 1903, but this new on line form of propaganda is overwhelming in its coverage.

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Retired longshoreman at the Port of Seattle. US Navy veteran 9 patrol FBM nuclear submarines; married 29 years
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