Yashar Ali 🐘
+ Your AuthorsArchive @yashar New York Magazine/HuffPost Contributor Email: [email protected] Direct Messages Open Text/Call/Signal/Confide/WhatsApp: 310-795-2497. Feb. 12, 2021 1 min read

1. Lincoln Project tweeted out a thread that appeared to contain screenshots from their former partner @NHJennifer's account

Unclear how they got access to them

These exchanges were with journalist @AmandaBecker

They have deleted the thread but here are screenshots


2. More screenshots of the thread Lincoln Project tweeted out and then deleted.

3. One more screenshot of the deleted Lincoln Project thread.

4. The Lincoln Project started deleting their thread when @gtconway3d said that it appeared to be a violation of federal law.

(accessing someone else's DMs without permission)

5. Tweets from the CEO of 19th News @eramshaw re Lincoln Project tweeting out private DMs.

6. I've asked Twitter if the Lincoln Project tweeting out the private DMs of an outside party is a violation of their terms. Neither party in the screenshots appears to have given consent.

There are other questions now about if there was a violation of federal law involved.

7. A little bit about the news outlet that @AmandaBecker reports for....@19thnews.

It's funded, in-part, by @craignewmark and @KathrynAMurdoch.

What a bizarre situation here....


8. @NHJennifer, whose DMs are in the screenshots above, says she did not give anyone consent to access her account.

More and more this appears to be a violation of federal law.

9. Important....

I’m told that @NHJennifer did not have a laptop or phone issued by the Lincoln Project.

It is unclear how they accessed her direct messages in order to tweet them.

It wouldn’t have been through a company issued phone or laptop and she did not give them consent

10. People are misinterpreting this tweet which I take responsibility for.

The bizarre situation is referring to Lincoln Project going after @19thnews.

The 19th does excellent work and has diverse and well-qualified board


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