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Much of the TLJ hatred was by Russian bots
« on: October 02, 2018, 03:11:57 pm »
https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/oct/02/star-wars-the-last-jedi-rian-johnson-abuse-politically-motivated-russian-trolls?CMP=fb_gu

Yes, this does sound silly but they actually studied this. They've got data and stuff on this.

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Morten Bay, a research fellow at the University of Southern California (USC), analysed Twitter activity about the film and concluded that more than 50% of posts are by “bots, trolls/sockpuppets or political activists using the debate to propagate political messages supporting extreme rightwing causes and the discrimination of gender, race or sexuality. A number of these users appear to be Russian trolls.”

Sure, that still leaves some people who really were upset with the films but as usual, the stupidsphere of the Internet was easily pushed into repeating Russian propaganda (This time the purpose was likely just to make people in USA upset and divided even more than usual.) and harassing people.
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Re: Much of the TLJ hatred was by Russian bots
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2018, 07:37:02 pm »
And why would Russians be interested in fanning the flames of hatred?  Why it's a very simple reason.

Ironbite-divide the US voter base.

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Re: Much of the TLJ hatred was by Russian bots
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2018, 09:42:07 pm »
And why would Russians be interested in fanning the flames of hatred?  Why it's a very simple reason.

Ironbite-divide the US voter base.

I read somewhere that Putin has grandiose visions of a divided America, embattled in a four-way civil war. I fear more the reality of partisan-driven political stalemate, but okay.
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Re: Much of the TLJ hatred was by Russian bots
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2018, 09:51:54 pm »
Huh, isn't that a thing? Even nerd rage is a tool of power nowadays. What a time to be alive.

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Re: Much of the TLJ hatred was by Russian bots
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2018, 04:35:22 am »
You know we live in the most clownshoes timeline when actual international agents care about peoples opinions on the political implications of a space wild western film franchise about the struggles of dudes who get their hands lopped off by heatswords.

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Re: Much of the TLJ hatred was by Russian bots
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2018, 05:31:24 am »
Decades ago Soviet spies used conspiracies to sow dissent and distrust in USA. They infiltrated conspiracy theorist groups and spread claims and falsified evidence of the US government being behind JFK assassination.

...Nowadays they do the same by telling nerds that they should hate girls in movies and games.
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Re: Much of the TLJ hatred was by Russian bots
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2018, 04:39:54 pm »
Russian Agent: Next I will get them angry about the political implications of censorship in the Goblin Slayer anime. I am a very serious agent provocateur.
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Re: Much of the TLJ hatred was by Russian bots
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2018, 01:37:34 am »
The crazy part is that their current methods are more effective than the old ones.

People who thought that the US government is killing US presidents didn't do much good but angry nerds who hate women are an internet army that harasses people non-stop and votes for foreign agents just to piss off "Libtards."
No matter what happens, no matter what my last words may end up being, I want everyone to claim that they were:
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Aww, you guys rock. :)  I feel the love... and the pitchforks and torches.  Tingly!