Anonymous Right-Wing Social Media Users with Cartoon Avatars Obliterating Democracy

“End Wokeness” is not even a good account. All of the good accounts are banned for various confusing reasons.

Andrew Anglin was banned for masturbating to a half-naked picture of a man’s wife. Elon Musk has refused to outline what you are and are not allowed to masturbate to. Many are confused as to why people are posting half-naked pictures of their wives if they don’t want people to masturbate to them.

“End Wokeness” is a Ben Shapiro tier account. It could well be run by Ben Shapiro. This guy says “Palestine is BLM.”

But he’s also apparently obliterating our precious democracy.


The reposts and expressions of shock from public figures followed quickly after a user on the social platform X who uses a pseudonym claimed that a government website had revealed “skyrocketing” rates of voters registering without a photo ID in three states this year — two of them crucial to the presidential contest.

“Extremely concerning,” X owner Elon Musk replied twice to the post this past week.

He replied twice to the post, with the same reply?


“Are migrants registering to vote using SSN?” Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, an ally of former President Donald Trump, asked on Instagram, using the acronym for Social Security number.

Trump himself posted to his own social platform within hours to ask, “Who are all those voters registering without a Photo ID in Texas, Pennsylvania, and Arizona??? What is going on???”

State election officials soon found themselves forced to respond. They said the user, who pledges to fight, expose and mock “wokeness,” was wrong and had distorted Social Security Administration data. Actual voter registrations during the time period cited were much lower than the numbers being shared online.

Stephen Richer, the recorder in Maricopa County, Arizona, which includes Phoenix, refuted the claim in multipleX posts while Janet Nelson, the secretary of state in Texas, issued a statement calling it “totally inaccurate.”

Yet by the time they tried to correct the record, the false claim had spread widely. In three days, the pseudonymous user’s claim amassed more than 63 million views on X, according to the platform’s metrics. A thorough explanation from Richer attracted a fraction of that, reaching 2.4 million users.

End Wokeness provided a link from a government website to support the claim. It seems to say exactly what he said it says.

All this Richer person did was say it was false and tell people to “do research.” He didn’t provide a link or explain what was false.

The incident sheds light on how social media accounts that shield the identities of the people or groups behind them through clever slogans and cartoon avatars have come to dominate right-wing political discussion online even as they spread false information.

The accounts enjoy a massive reach that is boosted by engagement algorithms, by social media companies greatly reducing or eliminating efforts to remove phony or harmful material, and by endorsements from high-profile figures such as Musk. They also can generate substantial financial rewards from X and other platforms by ginning up outrage against Democrats.

Accounts that do not disclose the identities of those behind them have thrived online for years, gaining followers for their content on politics, humor, human rights and more. People have used anonymity on social media to avoid persecution by repressive authorities or to speak freely about sensitive experiences. Many left-wing protesters adopted anonymous online identities during the Occupy Wall Street movement of the early 2010s.

Yeah, that’s why people use anonymity online. It’s because the authorities in America are repressive.

Research “The Daily Stormer” for more information.

The meteoric rise of a group of right-wing pseudonymous influencers who act as alternative information sources has been more recent. It’s coincided with a decline in public trust in government and media through the 2020 presidential election and the COVID-19 pandemic.

These influencers frequently spread misinformation and otherwise misleading content, often in service of the same recurring narratives such as alleged voter fraud, the “woke agenda” or Democrats supposedly encouraging a surge of people through illegal immigration to steal elections or replace whites. They often use similar content and reshare each other’s posts.

Wait, so illegal immigration is now misinformation?

Even Brandon himself says the situation is out of control. It’s not a conspiracy theory. We all see these people living in tents on our streets.

The account that posted the recent misinformation also has spread bogus information about the Israel-Hamas war, sharing a post last fall that falsely claimed to show a Palestinian “crisis actor” pretending to be seriously injured.

Since his takeover of Twitter in 2022, Musk has nurtured the rise of these accounts, frequently commenting on their posts and sharing their content. He also has protected their anonymity. In March, X updated its privacy policy to ban people from exposing the identity of an anonymous user.

Is it weird that the AP is demanding the identities of anonymous accounts be exposed?

Why would they make that demand unless they want to hurt these people?

Twitter isn’t actually a free market place of ideas, they will ban you without explanation. But leftists don’t get banned. If the AP wants to correct the record and show that people are not registering to vote without ID and nothing but 4 digits of a SSN, they can post that information on Twitter. But they didn’t even explain it in this article.

This is all ridiculous.