Interesting new website tracking bot/troll Russia activity

Discussion in 'West Mall' started by OUBubba, Aug 3, 2017.

  1. OUBubba

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  2. Seattle Husker

    Seattle Husker 10,000+ Posts

    I read about that this morning. It will be interesting to see the trends over time, especially to look back on the role of these 600 accounts when demonstrated misinformation is pushed.
     
  3. iatrogenic

    iatrogenic 2,500+ Posts

    Unscientific and conclusory without providing data.
     
  4. Seattle Husker

    Seattle Husker 10,000+ Posts

    I did find it odd that the site pledges not to expose the 600 accounts they are tracking. That certainly opens them up for valid criticism.
     
  5. OUBubba

    OUBubba Reluctant and Bullied Sponsor

    True. However, were you a bot manager, you'd see that and then attach that one to another cause (Justin Beiber, UT football, etc.) and then just set up another one.
     
  6. Seattle Husker

    Seattle Husker 10,000+ Posts

    Yeah, it certainly could become a "whack-a-mole" situation as the accounts shifted but wouldn't that in an of itself have the effect of degrading the Russian propaganda influence?
     
  7. OUBubba

    OUBubba Reluctant and Bullied Sponsor

    Good point. I bet smart folks with more information than any of us have sat around conference tables discussing this.
     

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