Social media analysis suggests links between Baltimore and Ferguson violence

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    An analysis of social media traffic in downtown Baltimore Monday has unearthed striking connections to the protests in Ferguson, Mo. last year, according to a leading data mining firm that shared its findings exclusively with Fox News.

    The firm, which asked to remain anonymous because of its government work, found between 20 and 50 social media accounts in Baltimore that were also tied to the peak period of violence in Ferguson. While further analysis is being conducted on the data, it suggests the presence of "professional protesters" or anarchists taking advantage of Freddie Gray's death to incite more violence.

    Gray, 25, died April 18, a week after being injured while in police custody. A wave of violence erupted in Baltimore following his funeral Monday.

    One account, which also tracked the recent union protests in New York City as well as other disturbances, tweeted photos of Gray's funeral and used language that seemed to anticipate violence in Baltimore.

    The discovery that some social media accounts were tied to cities 825 miles apart was described to Fox News as “surprising.” While it is possible to spoof accounts and make it appear as if someone is in one location when they are really in another, the data mining firm told Fox News that it can’t fully explain the numbers.

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    As I have suggested, these are highly organized marxist events planned by professional community organizers in order to try to create sympathy.
     
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    I don't see anything so strange about this. The folks are organizing via social media as opposed to email or phone.

    The link is dead black men. Soyeah, you are gonna see more and more of the same folks coalescing in a movement the more police continue to kill unarmed black men.
     
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    AGREED!

    But, it is a small group, or minority, just like the skinheads, right-wing fanatics, etc. They exist to cause anarchy, but I don't see these groups having much more than a "Fuller Brush" foothold on society, and we all know what happened to the Fuller Brush men?! :smilewinkgrin:
     
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    I have been wondering if the Occupy Wall Street crowd went to Baltimore?
     
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    This sounds an awful lot like one of those "conspiracy theories" you don't believe in Rev.

    Where's OR and his monkey?
     

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