As election day approaches, there are multiple unforeseen events that can happen as a consequence of the results of the voting and the refusal to accept a peaceful transition of power. Civil conflict, on both small and large scales, is imminent.
Neveragaintech aims to stay on top of politically motivated threats to safety and security from extreme ideologists and militant groups. The following outlines our methodologies, and what the monitoring procedures will look like in the days leading up to the election, during the election, and the aftermath of the election,
It does not matter whether you spotted it on Facebook, Twitter, Parler, Gab, etc-and there's no rigid definition of what a threat could look like.
But if you perceive it to be a threat regarding safety and security-give us a message outlining it, and we will respond asking for more details.
Our team of researchers have been constantly monitoring websites where known activity of white supremacy/alt right extremism has been taking place. We do not have the bandwidth to monitor every social platform-and there are gaps in our knowledge.
By doing this, you will help our partners in law enforcement weed out false positives and identify true negatives in the future.
For the future, you will be helping us expand the data we need to make more accurate predictions with our classifier.
We will strictly accept responses that deal with threats circulating in the public domain only-meaning threats made by anonymized profiles on Reddit, TheDonald.Win, 8kun, 4chan, Parler, Gab, Telegram.
We will not and cannot accept tips made about threats in private conversations, settings, or groups. Meaning Instagram DMs, screenshots of private social media profiles, or texts cannot be accepted via this forum as we adhere to our strict privacy standards. In that case, please reach out directly to local law enforcement and federal/local FBI tip lines for the appropriate course of action.
Neveragaintech's goal with this tool is to strictly support law enforcement efforts in preventing future attacks as an independently established organization. We are not responsible for anything further than the threat reporting process-this includes preventing actualizations of threats.
As a continuation of our work from previous years, we have been continually monitoring alt-right and alt-left sites that are populated by fringe communities. We will not specify them for our own safety and privacy, The channels on these websites are filled with extremist rhetoric and hate based ideologies specifically entrenched in antisemitism, sexism, racism, and conspiration against the United States government and its citizens.
We have built secure crawlers that can download up to hundreds of thousands of posts within 30 seconds. We classify each of these posts as being:
Over the next couple of weeks, we will update this section with the general trends we observe from our monitoring, specific examples of the aforementioned categories to develop further understanding, any large indicators of mass violence or calls to mass violence in specific locations or cities, and for a long term scale, how presidential rhetoric around election results can directly deter or instigate political violence.
Some great resources to refer to:
Just as we wrote last night at about being precautious of rampant anti-Semitism no matter what events were ongoing in the world, an event today corroborated our prediction.
Shooting near the vicinity of a synagogue today in Austria:
Monitoring alt-right websites where voter suppression/ voter suppression tactics are implicitly or explicitly referred to.
Once again, the websites and the methodologies will be kept private on this public facing website to ensure our personal safety.
We will continue adding but for now, here are high level states and cities that might be the most prone to scare tactics and suppression methodologies:
Verification of prediction at 4:03 MST: