You might have seen a bunch of (((this))) going around on Twitter. What’s it about?
It’s basically a target. Neo-Nazis and other white supremacists are using it to target Jewish people (specifically) for online harassment, including violent threats and abuse. It’s useful because by default it’s extremely difficult to search for using standard tools – they had to put together a Google Chrome extension, which Google has now pulled – but who knows how many copies were already downloaded and are in use?
So one response is to flood their data streams with bad data, by having everybody put (((and))) around their usernames. I’ve done it, because Nazi punks fuck off is why.
Join me and change your username to add parentheses to defeat the neo-nazi hate mongers https://t.co/IEsDAgQ5qu
— (((Brian Teeman))) (@brianteeman) June 3, 2016
— (((Charlie Stross))) (@cstross) June 3, 2016
(h/t Vixy of the band Vixy & Tony)