Microchip (his avatar is pictured above) has contributed mightily to the success of the alt-right. How he contributed to that success is simple. He picks up on pro-Trump, anti-Deep State stories and makes them trend on Twitter, thus controlling the news cycle. For example, it was Microchip who started the Susan Rice unmasking story trending.
As of this writing, he has been suspended from Twitter again for about the 100th time. He’s been struggling the last few hours to create a new account, but Twitter keeps taking him down. You can keep track of him at Keybase, where he verifies himself.
How he works and why he’s become an Internet legend for the ages is covered in the following article. I hope he gets back up soon since I rely on him for leads on stories for my site. Besides, he’s intelligent, funny, and entertaining.
Never Mind The Russians, Meet The Bot King Who Helps Trump Win Twitter
“It’s All Us, Not Russians. And We’re Not Going To Stop”
At 7:23 on Sunday evening, the conservative internet personality Mike Cernovich tweeted that former national security adviser Susan Rice had requested the “unmasking” of Americans connected to the Trump campaign who were incidentally mentioned in surveillance readouts. At 7:30, the owner of the Twitter account MicroMagicJingleTM noticed, and began blasting out dozens of tweets and retweets about the story.
“Would be nice to get ‘Susan Rice’ trending,” he tweeted at 8:16. And then he made exactly that happen.
MicroMagicJingleTM is the latest incarnation of MicroChip, a notorious pro-Trump Twitter ringleader once described by a Republican strategist as the “Trumpbot overlord.” He has been suspended from the service so frequently, he can’t recall the exact number of times. A voluminous tweeter, his specialty is making hashtags trend. Over the next 24 hours, following his own call to arms, MicroChip tweeted or retweeted more than 300 times about Rice, including everything from a photoshopped image of Donald Trump eating her head out of a taco bowl to demands that she die in jail, and almost always accompanied by the tag #SusanRice. Meanwhile, in massive threaded tweets and DM groups, he implored others to do likewise.