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  • merk666 is a fellow poet, I can't deny my respect and admiration. Circumstances beyond our reach just happen to place him on the Death Star and by pure genetic happenstance, I'm a 15th generation Danish Jedi. We're not good or evil(well we are), faith simply had it, that our forefathers chose paths, that led us down different axes of good and evil. merk666 knows this is not personal, we share a mutual respect and fondness for the poetic absurdity of life. Who knows, if things and events had been slightly different, merk666 could easily have become a Scandinavian beacon of light and I know for certain, I would have made an outstanding Comrade and embraced the darkness that lies dormant in the heart of man.

    Also Happy New Year everybody!

    Last edited by Fargin; 30-12-2017, 11:12 PM.

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    • Originally posted by Hollis View Post
      I do not buy the effectiveness of internet trolling.

      Actually, with manipulation of social media algorithms, organized trolls can make their shit viral. This is how it's done:

      How Russian trolls lie their way to the top of your news feed

      https://www.cnet.com/news/facebook-t...olitics-chaos/






      Originally posted by Hollis View Post
      When talking to friends do they say, "I heard it through the internet?"

      Yes, they do. Today internet is source of information for amose everyone.

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      • Inside the Russian 'troll factory': How Putin's unlikely cyber recruits deployed waves of fake news articles, memes and divisive social media posts in the Kremlin's information war on the West

        • Vitaly Bespalov, 23, was at the heart of Russia's information war on the West
        • He worked at the St Petersburg 'troll factory' that is being scrutinized by US intelligence committee's investigation on Russian interference
        • Vitaly revealed the secrets of life inside the troll factory in War in 140 Characters, a new book by journalist David Patrikarakos
        • He says from inside the troll factory, Putin's cyber army deployed wave after wave of fake news articles and divisive social media posts
        • Highly-organized strategy is credited with playing a role in toppling Hillary Clinton's presidential bid and helping Donald Trump win the White House
        • The fake news machine was creative with memes being deployed as click bait
        ...
        http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...fake-news.html

        Anna Zhavnerovich knew she was taking a risk when she publicized the details of her assault online. But in doing so, she joined a growing movement of survivors fighting back against Russia’s Kremlin-influenced trolling machine.

        ...
        https://www.wired.com/2017/10/russian-trolls-attack/

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        • The whole troll story is a one-sided view on things. To basically any topic you'll find people trying to push their agenda by any means necessary - as seen in this and other threads by the two posters above me. Only if you look at things selectively, you could ever come to the conclusion that fake news, memes and social media trolling are used exclusively by Russia or favor Russia only in contrary to the reality - namely that this is just how the internet is these days for everyone and everything.
          So big fat MEH at those stories.

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          • Originally posted by Xaito View Post
            The whole troll story is a one-sided view on things. To basically any topic you'll find people trying to push their agenda by any means necessary - as seen in this and other threads by the two posters above me. Only if you look at things selectively, you could ever come to the conclusion that fake news, memes and social media trolling are used exclusively by Russia or favor Russia only in contrary to the reality - namely that this is just how the internet is these days for everyone and everything.
            So big fat MEH at those stories.

            A dog barks when a stick hits...

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            • Originally posted by Teme View Post


              A dog barks when a stick hits...
              Dog, meet stick:

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              • Originally posted by Teme View Post


                A dog barks when a stick hits...
                And you keep bringing it up on this forum; one has to wonder what your agenda is.

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                • Originally posted by flamming_python View Post
                  And you keep bringing it up on this forum; one has to wonder what your agenda is.
                  You tell me ;-)

                  But I can tell yours:

                  Trying to be subtle singing the praises of the good tsar and spitting on his enemies ebil gayropa-nazi-liberalistic-fascist-menchevik Eurohomos, US capitalistic-fascistic-imperialistic-warmongering pigs and their banderist-nationalistic-nazistic-jew-untermensch lapdogs.

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                  • Originally posted by Teme View Post
                    You tell me ;-)

                    But I can tell yours:

                    Trying to be subtle singing the praises of the good tsar and spit on his enemies ebil gayropa-nazi-liberalistic-fascist-menchevik Eurohomos, US capitalistic-fascistic-imperialistic-warmongering pigs and their banderist-nationalistic-nazistic-jew-untermensch lapdogs.
                    Are you high, or just reading words from a crossword puzzle?

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                    • Originally posted by Jonathan View Post
                      Are you high, or just reading words from a crossword puzzle?
                      You must be outta your goddamn Rusbot mid. Trump is failing, bigly. He is a fucking loser.

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                      • Originally posted by budgie View Post

                        You must be outta your goddamn Rusbot mid. Trump is failing, bigly. He is a fucking loser.
                        He's rich, get's to shape the politics in the US as it's president and bang pretty women. What a failing loser.
                        His opponents on the other hand who lost the election despite having all the advantages, made wrong predictions on every turn and now have nothing left but screaming helplessly at the sky are clearly winning big time in comparison.
                        IMO your perception of reality is warped by your bias.

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                        • I suggest this thread should be renamed: budgie as a hybrid warfare tool.

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                          • Leaked: Secret Documents From Russia’s Election Trolls

                            An online auction gone awry reveals substantial new details on Kremlin-backed troll farm efforts to stir up real protests and target specific Americans to push their propaganda.

                            ...
                            But what The Daily Beast has seen provides a new level of texture and detail to the IRA’s U.S. efforts, online and off. While the troll farm’s use of YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook is now well-known, the leak shows that the Internet Research Agency also operated on Reddit and had a substantial footprint on Tumblr. They documented and tracked their personalized interactions with specific, unsuspecting Americans, some of whom are named in the leaks.

                            Those outreach efforts display conceptual sophistication. The leaks show that IRA imposter accounts targeted activists for specific causes the Russians wanted promoted. On the target list: the daughter of one of Martin Luther King’s lieutenants.

                            But the leaks also provide a glimpse into the troll farm’s weaknesses. Some of the Americans the group contacted described receiving impersonal entreaties from unfamiliar accounts, asking for trivial aid and then declining to follow up. The Internet Research Agency might have known how to leverage social media, but they knew far less about how users authentically interact with each other on it—which itself attracted suspicion amongst the very people the Russians were contacting.
                            ...
                            https://www.thedailybeast.com/exclus...on-trolls-leak

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                            • A suspected Russian troll in the U.S. tries to erase her past
                              For years, Agata Burdonova had shared nearly every aspect of her life online. That lasted until this past weekend, when a Russian TV news channel outed her as a former employee of a Russian troll factory now living in a suburb of Seattle.

                              Now Burdonova, 31, appears to be in hiding, and trying to erase her past links to the troll factory.

                              RAIN-TV, an independent Russian news channel says it confirmed through former employees of the Internet Research Agency, that Burdonova worked at the Internet Research Agency in St. Petersburg, Russia— a subject of the U.S. investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
                              It turns out the best source of all is Burdonova herself and her seeming willingness to post everything about her life online. Her LinkedIn account listed her as working from 2014 to 2015 at Mix Info, a company that the recent indictment from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office alleges was one of several fronts that the Internet Research Agency used to obscure its conduct.

                              ...
                              http://money.cnn.com/2018/03/01/medi...-us/index.html

                              Good luck for the trolls trying to get jobs and visas...

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                              • RAIN-TV, an independent Russian news channel says
                                This is impossible. Russian media is controlled by Putin. CNN told me.

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