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Jacob Schulz is an associate editor at Lawfare and a research assistant at the Brookings Institution. He earned a bachelor’s degree summa cum laude from Amherst College in Law, Jurisprudence & Social Thought and French. He wrote his senior thesis about drone warfare and legal theory.
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An attempt to understand the hostile, and strangely repetitive, responses to @benjaminwittes tweets and to demystify some bizarre pile-ons it and other accounts provoke.
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