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It’s been such a whirlwind week I haven’t had a chance to celebrate our surprise guest at Bette’s Happy Hour on Tuesday, Jackie Singh, an infosec professional who was the lead threat analyst on the Biden campaign and is currently busying herself by exposing and taking down forums dedicated to online hate terrorism. Her latest blog post is a must read!
She coined the phrase SAAPP - Strategic Attacks Against Public Participation - it’s a how-to manual on defending against coordinated criminal harassment. Waking up to it Tuesday morning literally made my heart singh. I am looking forward to our next happy hour, Tuesday, at noon PT.
Here is an excerpt from this podcast, No. 37:
(Letter from a Bette Dangerous subscriber)
I have a situation where I happen to work for a sheriffs department with well over a hundred officers and I have watched many overcome with a mind virus. It not only took hold of their personalities but it actually started to shape department policy. I won’t bore you with atrocities. Just wanted to say I respect the hell out of what you do and who you are.
I weave in some personal backstory, some important historic notes from the sages of our times, and a round up a key judicial breakers.
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My birthday month has arrived! Thank you to those who gifted me memberships to other substacks, and for gifting Bette memberships. Our latest gifting program tally is TEN new memberships for this round! 😻💘
Thank you to all of you who upgraded your memberships to Founding Member! Your generosity has helped me so much in recent weeks. And as always, thank you to ALL paid members for supporting me as I do this work.
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More info about Bette Dangerous - This magazine is written by Heidi Siegmund Cuda, an Emmy-award winning investigative reporter, author, and veteran music and nightlife columnist. She is the cohost of RADICALIZED Truth Survives, an investigative show about disinformation and is part of the Byline Media team. Thank you for your support of independent investigative journalism.
Save the date! The next Bette Dangerous ‘Speakeasy’ Zoom for paid members is Sunday, May 7, 4 pm PT, featuring ‘Canaries in the Net’ podcast team Alex Alvarova and Josef Holy, who can offer insights into disinformation campaigns targeting the Czech Republic and Eastern Europe, the overlap in America and the West, and how we inoculate ourselves against disinformation. Paid members will also receive invites to our new weekly Bette’s Happy Hour, a wellness checkin.
(Above, a screenshot from the court documents of FBI officer arrest)
“I say a silent prayer of thanksgiving as I walk upon the earth.”-Audrey Peterman.
“May the viral hope for truth and humanity wash away the chaos of these years.”-S.C., Bette community member
“Something Sacred never dies in almost all of us, that can hear the invitation of Truth…”-words from a Bette Dangerous community member