Flynn, Papadopoulos to speak at event preparing 'social media warriors' for 'digital civil war'
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Former national security adviser Michael Flynn and ex-Trump campaign adviser George PapadopoulosGeorge Demetrios PapadopoulosWe need answers to questions mainstream media won't ask about Democrats Trump asked Australian leader to help look into Mueller probe's origins: report US attorney recommends moving forward with charges against McCabe after DOJ rejects his appeal MORE are slated to speak at a social media conference preparing "patriots" for a "digital civil war."

Mother Jones reported Tuesday that the two former Trump advisers are scheduled to attend next month's Digital Soldiers Conference in Atlanta for supporters of President TrumpDonald John TrumpWHCA calls on Trump to denounce video depicting him shooting media outlets Video of fake Trump shooting members of media shown at his Miami resort: report Trump hits Fox News's Chris Wallace over Ukraine coverage MORE and other “patriotic social media warriors.” 

The majority of the proceeds from the conference, according to organizers, will go toward Flynn's legal defense fund, helping the former Trump administration official pay off the legal fees accrued as a result of former special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerFox News legal analyst says Trump call with Ukraine leader could be 'more serious' than what Mueller 'dragged up' Lewandowski says Mueller report was 'very clear' in proving 'there was no obstruction,' despite having 'never' read it Fox's Cavuto roasts Trump over criticism of network MORE's investigation. Tickets range from $49 to thousands of dollars.


Organizers reportedly urged Trump supporters to attend the conference in order to develop the computer skills necessary for a potential “digital civil war” against “censorship and suppression.”

The event is being organized by Yippy Inc. CEO Rich Granville, an outspoken supporter of the QAnon conspiracy that revolves around unsubstantiated accusations of pedophilia and conspiracy surrounding top Democrats and members of the so-called deep state. Granville confirmed his support for the conspiracy theory in an interview with Mother Jones, but denied that the conference will have anything to do with his views.

“Do I think it’s good for America? Absolutely,” Granville said of the QAnon conspiracy. “Do I think it’s a conspiracy theory? I doubt that.”

“I am with anybody who is with the United States of America, any digital solider [sic], any patriot, any average American who is doing their part to support the president of the United States,” he added.

One image advertising the conference is an American flag with 13 stars arranged into the design of the letter Q, according to Mother Jones.

Conservatives, including Trump, have long criticized social media companies and tech giants, alleging that they censor conservative views on their platforms. Google, Twitter and Facebook have denied those allegations.