If it Walks Like an Influence Operation . . .
The more we learn about the facts surrounding the events in Irving, Texas this week, the more it seems we’ve been bamboozled.
The now-universal rendering of the story is that a student named Ahmed Mohamed was wrongly removed from his school in handcuffs for innocently bringing in a homemade “clock.”
The purported injustice of this story – laced with the implication that it all happened because Ahmed is a Muslim – has made him an instant celebrity, winning fawning treatment from MIT to Stephen Colbert to the White House.
The facts, however, suggest this may have been a …….. read more here.