Republicans are pushing a verifiably fake conspiracy theory that goes something like this: Hillary Clinton approved the sale of American uranium to Russia in exchange for a large donation to the Clinton Foundation. It’s gotten to the point that Attorney General Jeff Sessions is thinking about appointing a special counsel to look into this fake theory. Journalists ranging from MSNBC’s Joy Reid to Fox News’s Shep Smith have methodically debunked the theory.
A few days ago, Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore was accused of assaulting four underage girls decades ago, including a 14-year-old girl when he was 32. He tweeted that this was a political attack by the "Obama-Clinton Machine's liberal media lapdogs." In other words, he’s claiming there is an overarching story that explains the real truth, and it has to do with Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and the liberal media working together to concoct evidence that he’s a pedophile.
Ever since Republicans gained power of both Congress and the White House last year, they have been talking about doing something called “tax reform.” And last week, they released a bill that tries to accomplish just that. Republicans often describe their tax reform goals with two common phrases that sound relatively sterile: lowering taxes and closing loopholes. Both of these sounds like good things, or at least neutral ways of moving around money.
To stand on a pulpit—built by our reverence for those who counsel our spirits—and peddle a conspiracy that discredits women who say they were forced into sexual encounters by Roy Moore... there must be a special place in the afterlife for people like this. https://t.co/TGcaSuZpplhttps://t.co/Ikr6MaPNMh
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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