Talk of ‘Civil War,’ Ignited by Mar-a-Lago Search, Is Flaring Online – The New York Times

After Mar-a-Lago Search, Talk of ‘Civil War’ Is Flaring Online

Mentions in Twitter posts on the right have spiked during major political news events, and experts worry the overheated language will spread as the midterm elections draw near.


In August, a single tweet stating “I think civil war has just been declared” managed to reach over 17 million profiles despite coming from an account with under 14,000 followers, according to Cybara, an Israeli firm that monitors misinformation.