FB Trolls - paid or just dumb?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Utumno, Jan 28, 2020.

  1. Utumno

    Utumno Administrator Staff Member

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    I'm a mod on a FB fishing group that is about 5k members and growing. Yeah I know FB is cancer but I've gotten an enormous amount of value/info out of that group and generally I love reading what people post about local fishing stuff.

    That said, as it's grown, the dumbfuckery is predictably increasing. If someone posts ANY article that remotely talks about possible environmental impacts (no matter how neutral or specifically fishing-related, which is all we allow), a group of asshats always comes out talking about how scientists can't be trusted, it's all scams to keep govt. jerbs funded, oceans are just fine thank you very much, etc. etc.

    I always assumed these are just dumbshit trump supporters feeling empowered in our new age of idiocy, but the speed and volume at which they are replying these days makes me start to wonder if some of them are paid shills, or even bots.

    Anyone know how prevalent that sort of thing is now?
     
  2. TulionKT

    TulionKT Spamaton Will Rise Again

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    Does the grammar and spelling look good? If so then they're paid trolls and bots. Does it look like some 3rd grade reading/writing level shit? Then it's a Trump supporting slack-jawed retard. That's how you know.

    You can't reason with either of them and they'll just dismiss the facts and evidence as "deepity state" conspiracy nonsense. Their (paid trolls) object is to sway public opinion against science and scientists by relentless, unending assaults.

    https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/exxon-knew-about-climate-change-almost-40-years-ago/

    https://www.theguardian.com/environ...still-bankrolling-climate-denial-lobby-groups

    https://www.theguardian.com/comment...on-climate-change-fossil-fuels-disinformation
     
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  3. Agrul

    Agrul TZT Neckbeard Lord

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    what's ur source for dat grammar distinction u chump
     
  4. Utumno

    Utumno Administrator Staff Member

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    I just checked through 4 of their profiles. 3 look like real (dumb) people. Classic boomer shit.

    One looked like a straight up bot. Don't know if I care enough to look all these up in the future and just start banning them.
     
  5. TulionKT

    TulionKT Spamaton Will Rise Again

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  6. Czer

    Czer I'm a poor person. The lambo is my cousin's.

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    If it was just a firefight, and you dropped off every person in the US who is like that into Afghanistan, I'd give them a few hours of staying alive
     
  7. Kilinitic

    Kilinitic 6,000 feet beyond man and time

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    U cheatin? Wtf
     
  8. Octavionn

    Octavionn Mind Blowing!

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    Just start purging them from your grp. Make it known that you will not tolerate blatant stupidity and anyone who responds with stupidity repeatedly will get banned after several warnings.

    From my experience and in the age of Trumpism.... Lies are truth, and facts are lies. What it comes down to is people are ignorant and/or love to hate things. Selective hearing, prejudices, and general fear of anything different. Even an extremely intelligent educated person can succumb to stupid lines of thinking if it lets them justify something they want, regardless if its wrong.
     
  9. Mern is Best

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    Are you a member of the Sierra Club?

    It's mostly real people I'm sure. People get tired of having agendas shoves down thier throat about everything in life.

    I dont give a shit about what happens to the earth after I'm gone, fuck everyone here now and in the future. Let me fish in peace hippy
     
  10. Czer

    Czer I'm a poor person. The lambo is my cousin's.

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    It depends.

    Is it a spam bot, is it a bot with more complex AI responses (you would have to get replies to figure that out)

    They are everywhere and on all sides, and they can be very convincing. Facebook is full of robots in general and fake profiles.

    I have no idea why you people keep using facebook, it's digging into your network way more than most social apps.
     
  11. Kanmuk_Sealclubber

    Kanmuk_Sealclubber Yes

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    Yeah man, it's startling how little people value scientific and statistical reasoning in their decision making and belief formation.

    Hell, just the other day I heard someone say that their favourite cryptocurrency was a "sure thing in their mind", if you can believe it.
     
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  12. Czer

    Czer I'm a poor person. The lambo is my cousin's.

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    that was such a good burn rollout
     
  13. Octavionn

    Octavionn Mind Blowing!

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    LoL. I wonder who that was? Did he do his research or did he just follow the hype?

    I like to think when I go all in on something its because I did my research to back up my decision. As it stands I'm 6x from my buy in point thanks to my heavy research and confidence in my choice regardless of the crazy swings. Of course, people always say shit in hindsight. Thankfully I did enough of my own research that I've backed up my beliefs where it counted and I'm sitting pretty on a huge chunk of Link. =D. And my chosen crypto is now the standard!

    And yes... I'm up a lot. =P
     
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  14. Octavionn

    Octavionn Mind Blowing!

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    People always tend to mock others who can see potential they can't. Visionaries are always first looked at as some kind of crazy joke until they actually make it.

    I rather enjoy listening to people's ideas and like to imagine what they see. Its a sign of higher intelligence when you engage people in discussions of ideas rather than just putting them down for thinking outside of the box.....
     
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  15. Octavionn

    Octavionn Mind Blowing!

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  16. Czer

    Czer I'm a poor person. The lambo is my cousin's.

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    Your statements are all vapid and and you defend yourself by being superfluous.
     
  17. Sear

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  18. Octavionn

    Octavionn Mind Blowing!

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    All you ever do is talk about people and the news. Why don't you come up with something original that can inspire imagination and push people to new levels?

    Anyways, I'm kinda over your constant attacks at me. lol. I honestly don't know why you do it. Sear just makes playful jokes that I get. Kanmuk just likes to poke fun but I know he's cool. You need a happier perspective on life dude.
     
  19. TulionKT

    TulionKT Spamaton Will Rise Again

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  20. Agrul

    Agrul TZT Neckbeard Lord

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    thread needs 100% more octavionn high on lsd at burning man in cat-ear hats making the nyan hands sign

    only then can the debate really begin
     
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