Twitter Scrubs Viral Trump Retweet Of Alleged Hoaxblower’s Name

Twitter blamed a computer glitch after President Trump’s retweet of a post containing the name alleged whistleblower Eric Ciaramella mysteriously disappeared from his timeline. After ‘fixing’ the issue and restoring the retweet, the user was simply banned from the platform so that nobody could see the tweet, which quickly went viral.

Rep. Ratliffe suggested Monday that the “whistleblower” Eric Ciaramella committed perjury by making false statements in his written forms filed with the ICIG and that Adam Schiff is hiding evidence of Ciaramella’s crimes to protect him from criminal investigations,” read the tweet made by by now-banned @surfermom77, which describes herself as living in California and a “100% Trump supporter.”

Ciaramella has been outed in several outlets as the ‘anonymous’ CIA official whose whistleblower complaint over a July 25 phone call between Trump and with his Ukrainian counterpart is at the heart of Congressional impeachment proceedings.

Trump retweeted the post around midnight Friday. By Saturday morning, it was no longer visible in his Twitter feed.

When contacted by The Guardian‘s Lois Beckett for explanation, Twitter blamed an “outage with one of our systems.”

By Sunday morning, the tweet had been restored to Trump’s timeline – however hours later the user, @Surfermom77, was banned from the platform.

Running cover for Twitter is the Washington Post, which claims “The account shows some indications of automation, including an unusually high amount of activity and profile pictures featuring stock images from the internet.”

Surfermom77 has displayed some hallmarks of a Twitter bot, an automated account. A recent profile picture on the account, for instance, is a stock photo of a woman in business attire that is available for use online.

Surfermom77 has also tweeted far more than typical users, more than 170,000 times since the account was activated in 2013. Surfermom77 has posted, on average, 72 tweets a day, according to Nir Hauser, chief technology officer at VineSight, a technology firm that tracks online misinformation. –WaPo

Meanwhile, Trump retweeted another Ciaramella reference on Thursday, after the @TrumpWarRoom responded to whistleblower attorney Mark Zaid’s tweet calling for the resignation of Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) from the Senate Whistleblower Caucus after she made “hostile” comments – after she tweeted in November that “Vindictive Vindman is the “whistleblower’s” handler (a reference to impeachment witness Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman.

As the Washington Times notes, “This week, it was revealed that conservative organization Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act request in November for the communications of Ciaramella, a 33-year-old CIA analyst who is alleged to be the whistleblower.”

“The watchdog group requested conversations between Ciaramella and special counsel Robert Mueller, former FBI agent Peter Strzok, former FBI Director Andrew McCabe, and former FBI attorney Lisa Page.”

via zerohedge

15 comments

  1. TWITTER IS ABOUT THE BIGGEST POS GOSSIP LINE IN THE WORLD
    EVERYONE BY NOW KNOWS OF THE ALLEGED WHISTLEBLOWERS NAME
    IT HAS BEEN IN PRINT –ON INTERNET AND SPOKEN ON AIR-
    AS FAR AS ANYONE KNOWS HIS NAME IS __CIARAMELLA–A CIA OPERATIVE
    WORKING IN THE WHITE HOUSE AND IF HE WAS NOT ON THE LINE LISTENING
    TO WHAT THE TWO PRESIDENTS WERE SAYING –IT SURE MAKES ONE BELIEVE
    HE WAS SPYING –IN SOME ILLEGAL WAY–WIRE TAP–BUG ON PHONE-OR HIDDEN IN ROOM-
    AND SEEMS TO BE WORKING WITH TRAITOR ADAM SCHIFF-WHO ALSO SEEMS TO WIRE TAP
    AND DO SOME ILLEGAL PHONE BUSINESS-

  2. Yet one more reason not to be on Twitter! Wonder how these leftist platforms are gonna react when he wins again next year. Probably should give it some honest thought!

  3. Legally the man is not a whistleblower nor is he due any protection as such. Therefore exposing him is perfectly legal and proper considering the very expensive and fraudulent firestorm he unleashed on the nation. He should be ashamed of himself.

  4. All of these social media sites need to be held accountable. They CANNOT censor whatever they choose. Much as I hate for government to have to be involved, controls need to be put on these businesses as they wield too much power and try to direct that power against groups they don’t agree with (ie: conservatives, Christians, etc…)

  5. I know that this is going to shock a lot of you “Eric is not the Whistle Blower”. Eric is the fall guy as they say. This is all a set up. My group has the proof and nobody wants to listen. We have proof who put Eric up to this so his name will not be known. This is part of the Coup that started 3 years ago that we reported. If you would have listened then it would never had happened. This site can post my name and email. This group does not hide or run. We are real Americans. Of the people, by the people and for the people

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