Even after taking the oath, President Donald Trump remains very active on Twitter, giving a direct line of communication to his supporters and bypassing the biased mainstream media.
So it should come as no surprise “The Resistance” against the Trump administration would use the same social media platform – because in this new age of information overload, it’s far more effective to be retweeted than televised.
But new sociological studies suggest this rogue and anti-Trump Twitter revolution is way more dangerous to the current administration than anyone would think.
It began with a few posts about climate change on a national park service’s Twitter account and has since spawned many rogue accounts.
One particular account was from a former employee of the Badlands National Park who posted misleading information about climate change.
But exponentially more dangerous were the dozens of accounts such as @RoguePotusStaff who claimed to be part of the Trump administration inside the White House.
The mystery tweeter reported on supposed chaos within the White House, the diffusion of responsibility, and an irrational President Trump – all while remaining “loyal” to the Republican Party.
Nice try. Gullible liberals might believe this hogwash, but sensible people don’t.
Sociologists dissected the idea of this resistance from within the administration and the dangers of it because there is absolutely no way to disprove it.
The Washington Times reported:
“’Sociologists who study protest movements say that while the authenticity of the accounts’ ‘rogue’ status could be critical in their individual relevance and staying power, they collectively are building a new informational structure that appears to be playing a crucial role in the growing resistance movement.
‘The biggest problem we have now is knowing which of these people are activists who are pretending, and we have no way to know,’ said Dana Fisher, a sociology professor at the University of Maryland who studies protest movements.
The @Alt_DOJ account, with more than 87,000 followers, describes itself as: ‘The unofficial ‘Resistance’ DOJ. Not an Official DOJ Account. Follow for Justice News but Legal facts may vary from ‘Alternative Facts.’’
The @RoguePOTUSStaff account, however, offers a purported insiders’ look at what’s going on behind the scenes in the White House.
‘POTUS encouraged Kellyanne to push Ivanka clothing in interview, but later said she’d be fired if she makes another mistake like that,’ read a recent tweet offering purported background knowledge of how President Trump reacted when White House counselor Kellyanne Conway encouraged people to buy Ivanka Trump’s products when she was asked in a news interview about retailers dropping the brand.
A web page associated with the Twitter account, which now boasts more than 830,000 followers, claims those running it are White House staffers at various levels within the administration.
‘In solidarity with others who were courageous enough to create #altgov twitter accounts, pushing back against President Trump’s attempt to silence dissent and inconvenient facts, we are committed to supporting the resistance by revealing the inner chaos and incompetence of President Trump’s White House,’ their website says.
Regardless of their authenticity, Ms. Fisher said the rogue government Twitter account trend ‘is taking advantage of momentum on social media to increase the movement against the Trump administration on all fronts.’
“In the recent past, we used to say there is a difference in armchair activism and real activism. But social media doesn’t just keep people on their butts doing things at home.
It is getting them to do something real. On one hand, social media makes it really easy to call a march. That doesn’t mean it’s easy to get people in the streets.”
But it does seem to be working because they are now going out into the streets.
“Not My President” protests were just organized in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago on President’s Day – and these rebellions may get exponentially worse.