David Klepper, The Associated Press

David Klepper

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  • CBS 8 San Diego
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  • LB Press-Telegram
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  • The Sun
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Recent articles by David:

Online pro-gun extremism: ‘Cool for active shooter stuff’

As Americans reel from repeated mass shootings, law enforcement officials and experts on extremism are taking increasing notice of the sprawling online space devoted to guns and gun rights: gun forums, tactical training videos, websites that sell unregistered gun kits and social media platforms where far-right gun owners swap practical tips with talk of dark plots to take their weapons. → Read More

GOP lawmakers and online trolls manufacture racist and transphobic Texas shooting conspiracies

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP)—By now it’s as predictable as the calls for thoughts and prayers: A mass shooting leaves many dead, and wild conspiracy theories and misinformation about the carnage soon follow. → Read More

‘Horrifying’ conspiracy theories swirl around Texas shooting – Orange County Register

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — By now it’s as predictable as the calls for thoughts and prayers: A mass shooting leaves many dead, and wild conspiracy theories and misinformation about the car… → Read More

Conspiracy theorists flock to bird flu, spreading falsehoods

“You just want to beat your head against the wall,” one farmer said of the false theories. → Read More

Back with the banned: Do Twitter's exiles return under Musk?

QAnon loyalists, COVID deniers, neo-Nazis and a former American president: The list of people banned from Twitter is long, but their exile could soon come to an end if Elon Musk's $44 billion offer for the platform is approved. Musk, the world's richest man and the owner of SpaceX and Tesla, calls himself a free speech absolutist who believes in allowing any content that doesn't run afoul of the… → Read More

What Elon Musk's past tweets show about Twitter's next owner

PROVIDENCE, R. I. (AP) — Three days before Elon Musk agreed to buy Twitter, the world's richest man tweeted a photo of Bill Gates and used a crude term to make fun of his belly. Playful, aggressive and often juvenile, Musk's past tweets show how he has used social media to craft his public image as a brash billionaire unafraid to offend. They may also reveal clues as to how Musk will govern the… → Read More

Meta: Russian invasion driving more disinformation online

Hackers aligned with Russia broke into the social media accounts of dozens of Ukrainian military officers and were working to upload videos of defeated and surrendering Ukrainian soldiers when the … → Read More

Meta: Russian invasion driving more disinformation online

Hackers aligned with Russia broke into the social media accounts of dozens of Ukrainian military officers and were working to upload videos of defeated and surrendering Ukrainian soldiers when the … → Read More

Meta: Russian invasion driving more disinformation online

Hackers aligned with Russia broke into the social media accounts of dozens of Ukrainian military officers and were working to upload videos of defeated and surrendering Ukrainian soldiers when the … → Read More

Meta: Russian invasion driving more disinformation online

Hackers aligned with Russia broke into the social media accounts of dozens of Ukrainian military officers and were working to upload videos of defeated and surrendering Ukrainian soldiers when the … → Read More

War via TikTok: Russia’s new tool for propaganda machine

The Russian TikTok video has it all: a cat, puppies and a pulsing background beat. It’s cute, watchable and hardly seems the stuff of state propaganda. → Read More

War via TikTok: Russia's new tool for propaganda machine

The Russian TikTok video has it all: a cat, puppies and a pulsing background beat. It's cute, watchable and hardly seems the stuff of state propaganda. In 2014, Russia flooded the internet with fake accounts pushing disinformation about its takeover of Crimea. Eight years later, experts say Russia is mounting a far more sophisticated effort as it invades Ukraine. Armies of trolls and bots stir… → Read More

Online harassment, real harm: Fixing the web’s biggest bug – Press Telegram

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — It should have been a time of celebration: Brittan Heller would soon graduate from college and head to one of the nation’s top law programs. → Read More

Online harassment, real harm: Fixing the web’s biggest bug – San Gabriel Valley Tribune

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — It should have been a time of celebration: Brittan Heller would soon graduate from college and head to one of the nation’s top law programs. → Read More

Online harassment, real harm: Fixing the web’s biggest bug – San Bernardino Sun

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — It should have been a time of celebration: Brittan Heller would soon graduate from college and head to one of the nation’s top law programs. → Read More

Online harassment, real harm: Fixing the web’s biggest bug – Orange County Register

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — It should have been a time of celebration: Brittan Heller would soon graduate from college and head to one of the nation’s top law programs. → Read More

Online harassment, real harm: Fixing the web’s biggest bug – Daily News

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — It should have been a time of celebration: Brittan Heller would soon graduate from college and head to one of the nation’s top law programs. → Read More

Online harassment, real harm: Fixing the web’s biggest bug

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — It should have been a time of celebration: Brittan Heller would soon graduate from college and head to one of the nation’s top law programs. → Read More

Online harassment, real harm: Fixing the web's biggest bug

PROVIDENCE, R. I. (AP) — It should have been a time of celebration: Brittan Heller would soon graduate from college and head to one of the nation's top law programs. But when a classmate with unrequited feelings for Heller wasn't admitted to that same school, he turned his rage on her. He wrote a manifesto titled "A Stupid B---h to Attend Yale Law School" and posted it on a site popular with… → Read More

A year after Trump purge, 'alt-tech' offers far-right refuge

Philip Anderson is no fan of online content moderation. His conservative posts have gotten him kicked off Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Two years ago, Anderson organized a “free speech” protest against the big tech companies. → Read More