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Old 05-23-2020, 12:31 PM
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45% of tweets on covid19 look to be from bots designed to foment discord.
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45% of tweets on covid19 look to be from bots designed to foment discord.
I loved how they dropped

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American intelligence agencies concluded that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election. Experts believe Russian actors will try to influence the 2020 vote as well, including by using social media to amplify their messages.
in the middle of the article to foment discord...
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I wonder how many posts here are from bots.
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I wonder how many posts here are from bots.
Yeah, my first though was that would explain about 45% of the posts here too.

When all the anti-covidian stuff started hitting here a couple weeks ago it was so prevalent and so coordinated I was wondering if it was artificial in some way.
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Yeah, my first though was that would explain about 45% of the posts here too...
Yep.

But then I remembered, as soon as you make something idiot proof, along comes a more advanced idiot.
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I wonder how many posts here are from bots.
I thought the same. How hard is it fake the "join date"?
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in the middle of the article to foment discord...
STILL with "Russians did it nonsense"!

NPR is pathetic.
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Yep.

But then I remembered, as soon as you make something idiot proof, along comes a more advanced idiot.
Exactly! look at how creative the CDC is at fooling the American public. Anyone else remember the don't wear masks? Or don't run those covid tests just say they are negative... We do a good job of advancing our own idocratacy here as the sheeple get in line.
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I thought the same. How hard is it fake the "join date"?
Since a lot of them where from older accounts with low post counts I've been wondering if someone just co-opted dormant accounts because they figured nobody would notice.
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Yeah, my first though was that would explain about 45% of the posts here too.

When all the anti-covidian stuff started hitting here a couple weeks ago it was so prevalent and so coordinated I was wondering if it was artificial in some way.
Probably no more than a few or no posts are generated by bots on here as it’s much easier to identify people who will share or retweet content on Facebook or Twitter.
Forums are usually the hunting ground of human influencers who seed and subsequently reinforce a narrative.
I would lay a lot of the blame at domestic influencers attempting to drive policy rather than overseas actors.

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Since a lot of them where from older accounts with low post counts I've been wondering if someone just co-opted dormant accounts because they figured nobody would notice.
A lot of people join forums like this one and ask a few questions and then lose interest until they feel that a detrimental event is going to occur or has occurred.
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Yeah, my first though was that would explain about 45% of the posts here too.

When all the anti-covidian stuff started hitting here a couple weeks ago it was so prevalent and so coordinated I was wondering if it was artificial in some way.
They do that for everything here. Nothing is real. Mass shootings didn't happen, the Boston marathon bombing didn't happen, school shootings aren't real. Yet every possible conspiracy theory, even the way out there ones, are always totally real. Well, you get the picture. If there's one thing that really ruins the experience here, it's the nutbags we've collected over the years.
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..... If there's one thing that really ruins the experience here, it's the nutbags we've collected over the years.
And yet here we are....
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They do that for everything here. Nothing is real. Mass shootings didn't happen, the Boston marathon bombing didn't happen, school shootings aren't real. Yet every possible conspiracy theory, even the way out there ones, are always totally real. Well, you get the picture. If there's one thing that really ruins the experience here, it's the nutbags we've collected over the years.
True, but some of the nutbags contribute to keeping the forum entertaining
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Whenever fake news accuses someone or something else of being fake news, chances are it isn't actually fake news. NPR telling all its readers that they're in the majority and the millions of people who disagree with them are fake sounds like the words of a propaganda machine struggling for attention.
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And yet here we are....
Yes. Here. New people come looking for information, they find nutcases spouting insanity and making things toxic, and they head over to Reddit or other sites instead.
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