Internet Racists Pose as Looting Black Protesters on Twitter to Smear the Baltimore Uprising – LGF Pages

Vice’s Motherboard blog first reported on the tweets, calling attention to the fact that the users behind them seem like obvious trolls. The site notes that all of the tweets “contain numerous references to the Ayy Team, a group of online trolls, 8chan, an anonymous online message board similar to 4chan, and Gamergate.” Still, they’ve successfully managed to rack up both concerned and racist responses, proving that the Internet is exactly the place we all know it to be.

Motherboard cites the example of a Twitter user named “Juice” who tweeted a picture of a random assortment of pharmaceutical drugs, including what several respondents identified as insulin. “DON’T EVEN NOW (sic) WHAT I TOOK #BaltimoreLootCrew #BaltimoreRiots,” the post reads. As Vice points out, there’s “the obvious tip-off that Juice has an anime avatar and most of the posts on his account appear to be 4chan screenshots.” What follows is a bunch of tweets from taken-in users worried that someone won’t have access to their meds. (And a few very recent tweets calling out the original poster as a troll.)

 

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