Mass shooting reported at a Madden video game tournament in Jacksonville, Florida:
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One of the participants in the Madden video game tournament in Jacksonville reports a bullet hit his hand:
ATF responding to the scene of the mass shooting at a video game tournament in Jacksonville:

Police confirm fatalities in Jacksonville

Police report finding survivors in hiding at Jacksonville Landing, warn survivors to shelter in place until SWAT reaches them:

*DO NOT COME RUNNING OUT*

#JacksonvilleShooting
In the livestream recording of the Madden NFL tournament at Jacksonville Landing, you can see a red laser sight dart around and land on the chest of participant @True__818 right before the video feed cuts off:
(I saw this being tweeted about and didn’t want to believe it. So I watched multiple times to make sure it was true. This screengrab and arrow notation are mine.)
Listening to the livestream recording, I thought it sounded like the gunman was known to the victims. And he was:

“The shooter was a gamer who was competing in the tournament and lost, according to Steven ‘Steveyj’ Javaruski, one of the competitors.”

latimes.com/nation/la-na-j…
For those of you who pray, please send this young person and his family prayers:

Jacksonville Police say "inaccurate numbers" are being reported by local and national media regarding the deaths and injuries in today's mass shooting:

RT @JSOPIO: Single suspect is a white male. Pending confirmation, we believe the suspect is a 24-year-old, David Katz from Baltimore, MD. FBI is assisting us in Baltimore, MD.
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Per the @MiamiHerald, those killed by the Jacksonville shooter are:

Eli @True__818 Clayton
easports.com/madden-nfl/com…
and
Taylor @spotmeplzzz Robertson
easports.com/madden-nfl/com…

They are the two young men seen on the first seconds of the livestream recording.
miamiherald.com/news/state/flo…

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More from @leahmcelrath

Oct 9, 2018
There is still disinfo and agit prop going on (which @attackerman and @kpoulsen do a good job putting in context here) but some good news:

“Researchers: No Evidence That Russia Is Messing With Campaign 2018—Yet”

1/3
thedailybeast.com/researchers-no…
2/3

A couple of factors to keep in mind:

Trump has the U.S. bully pulpit now and is doing a better job sowing domestic and international division than Putin could have ever hoped for.

There are more mechanisms in place that would result in retaliation for direct interference.
3/3

No matter what the results are on November 6th, I would anticipate there will be a POST-election psy ops effort to try to cast doubt on the outcome and integrity of the electoral process.
Again: I would anticipate that no matter the results. It’s low-hanging fruit for Putin.
Read 4 tweets
Oct 8, 2018
Trump campaign aide Rick Gates sought proposals for social media manipulation (including creation of fake online personas) and opposition intelligence gathering from Psy Group, an Israeli intel firm

(Trump referred to as “the Lion” in proposals 🙄)

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nytimes.com/2018/10/08/us/…
(Those of you who’ve followed me a long time know I have speculated in the past about Israeli versus/in addition to Russian involvement in the social media psy-ops during the 2016 election. Remember all those hashtag “MAGA” troll/bot accounts that had hashtag “StandWithIsrael”?)
Helluva kicker on this story:
Read 10 tweets
Oct 7, 2018
@RadioFreeTom Similar to Trump admin stripping immigrant children from parents: the message is “we can and will target anyone.”

@JKhashoggi didn’t identify as a “dissident,” was supportive of the monarchy, and only sought reform.

MBS apparently believes Trump and Bibi will turn a blind eye.
@RadioFreeTom @JKhashoggi (And MBS is likely correct he will do this with impunity. The context, of course, is the recent imprisonment of numerous female human rights advocates and charging them with serious crimes, seeking the death penalty for at least one - all without meaningful U.S. response.)
@RadioFreeTom @JKhashoggi It’s a horrific but efficient tactic in terms of political economy:

Target one low/non-threat critic to silence all criticism.
Read 7 tweets
Oct 6, 2018
.@JKhashoggi was an journalist with the @washingtonpost.

He entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, went missing, and is now reported to have been killed inside the consulate.
Thread with more information and context on the reported but UNCONFIRMED assassination of @washingtonpost journalist @JKhashoggi

If news re @JKhashoggi proves true, his assassination is an dramatic expansion of Saudi Arabia’s already Draconian war on dissent.

If MBS gets away w doing this w impunity (meaning Trump/Bibi turn a blind eye), some others in the region will follow suit.
middleeasteye.net/news/turkish-p…
Read 6 tweets
Oct 5, 2018
I hope @SenatorCollins is proud of doing her part to promote rape culture.

Just read these (TW for sexual violence survivors):
And more, @SenatorCollins.

You actively promoted rape culture today.

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