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Old 13.01.2017, 13:30
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Putin or Krembots, do they exist and have they infiltrated EF?

As the title states! Who's propaganda do we believe? and is it possible that amongst EF users a few Kremlin sponsored bots exist? It's not so far fetched as a friend of mine who worked for a national paper here in Switzerland said their articles comments were frequently hijacked by Krembots! Thoughts please.
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Old 13.01.2017, 13:32
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As the title states! Who's propaganda do we believe? and is it possible that amongst EF users a few Kremlin sponsored bots exist? It's not so far fetched as a friend of mine who worked for a national paper here in Switzerland said their articles comments were frequently hijacked by Krembots! Thoughts please.
Thoughts? Sounds like yet another ploy to avoid having a rational discourse.

What went wrong with "racist" and "bigot"?
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Old 13.01.2017, 13:36
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Re: Putin or Krembots, do they exist and have they infiltrated EF?

hahaha this fcking guy. cracks me up with every single post.

so glad he is on the lefty side.
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Old 13.01.2017, 13:43
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As the title states! Who's propaganda do we believe? and is it possible that amongst EF users a few Kremlin sponsored bots exist? It's not so far fetched as a friend of mine who worked for a national paper here in Switzerland said their articles comments were frequently hijacked by Krembots! Thoughts please.
It basically all boils down to how many chemtrails you see when you look out the window.

A) 0 - We're probably safe
B) Less than 3 - There might be a Krembot but we're not sure
C) More than 3 - They're everywhere!!
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Old 13.01.2017, 13:49
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As the title states! Who's propaganda do we believe? and is it possible that amongst EF users a few Kremlin sponsored bots exist? It's not so far fetched as a friend of mine who worked for a national paper here in Switzerland said their articles comments were frequently hijacked by Krembots! Thoughts please.
After spending 8 or so years as a mod on an American political web forum, I have absolutely no doubt that Krembots exist. The reason is that we had a regular influx of new American members who had previously inhabited the pravda web forum, so a lot of cross posting went on from one site to another.

A couple of times, I was asked to check the material on pravda, and the standard of debate there was like swimming in a cesspool. We also had the most diligent troll from that site that I've ever encountered! I mean, this guy must have been creating new profiles as a full time job, and all of them had tt.ru somewhere in there. At his height, we were banning and deleting 40+ new profiles per day of his.

The mods here will know this, we used to suddenly have several hundred 'members' viewing the forum in the early house of the morning GMT and around 0700 EST, about 80% of which were googlebots. On the very few occasions when the bots weren't showing as google, the owner would intervene.

As for do I believe any EF members are Russian sponsored...
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Old 13.01.2017, 14:11
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It basically all boils down to how many chemtrails you see when you look out the window.

A) 0 - We're probably safe
B) Less than 3 - There might be a Krembot but we're not sure
C) More than 3 - They're everywhere!!
No more far fetched then news we are hearing! Chem Trail and crop circles and Flouride mind control, 9/11 Truthers and the Illuminati, I accept as BS, but polonium and disappearing journalists, media control, the snoopers charter the NSA it's all feasible! Happy Friday campers!

https://www.theguardian.com/media/20...-trump-russian

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Re: Putin or Krembots, do they exist and have they infiltrated EF?

I am Spartakov!
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It basically all boils down to how many chemtrails you see when you look out the window.

A) 0 - We're probably safe
B) Less than 3 - There might be a Krembot but we're not sure
C) More than 3 - They're everywhere!!
I don't know about on here but they're definitely in use. Microsoft (MSFT) for instance had to scratch their first try because it soon ended up spewing racist and hate-filled posts. MSFT's second try got launched recently. I see no reason to doubt this.

Now, MSFT hasn't been leading developments for at least twenty years. What that means WRT to the abilities of nimbler and better bot developers is anyone's guess.
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Old 13.01.2017, 14:22
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I am Spartakov!
I had absolutely no doubt about you being a Ruski Troll at all DB.
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Old 13.01.2017, 14:25
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I don't know about on here but they're definitely in use. Microsoft (MSFT) for instance had to scratch their first try because it soon ended up spewing racist and hate-filled posts. MSFT's second try got launched recently. I see no reason to doubt this.

Now, MSFT hasn't been leading developments for at least twenty years. What that means WRT to the abilities of nimbler and better bot developers is anyone's guess.
I refer to Pro Putin Trolls as Krembots, its not an algorithm like Spambots or Google Search bots: https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...an-troll-house
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Old 13.01.2017, 14:26
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hahaha this fcking guy. cracks me up with every single post.

so glad he is on the lefty side.
Thanks, I am glad I am on the lefty side too.
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Putin is the greatest Russian leader of all time.

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Putin is the greatest Russian leader of all time.

DK just revelaed himself as an American counter-spy.
Of course Lenin is the best
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Old 13.01.2017, 14:38
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DK just revelaed himself as an American counter-spy.
Of course Lenin is the best
Was.

I liked Rasputin, but he was only Russia's Greatest Love Machine

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Old 13.01.2017, 14:49
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Good grief. Can't you keep all this over on the Trump thread? Why start another to keep saying the same things about each other?
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Re: Putin or Krembots, do they exist and have they infiltrated EF?

In Switzerland chemtrail kontrolling tinking of peoples.

In Russia Putin kontrolling chemtrail.

No needink bots.

Da?
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Good grief. Can't you keep all this over on the Trump thread? Why start another to keep saying the same things about each other?
I thought this was the Friday thread. Being Friday and all...
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Old 13.01.2017, 15:08
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I thought this was the Friday thread. Being Friday and all...
I suppose it is and isn't all at the same time.
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Re: Putin or Krembots, do they exist and have they infiltrated EF?

Just today cashed in this weeks check from the Kremlin over ₽ 57358.

And that just by posting a few comments on less than a docent news websites plus EF.

If you are interested, please send me a PM. There is a small setup fee of CHF 350 or EUR 325. Cash only. We can meet today in the International Beer Bar. You may have to sing the The Internationale to pledge your alliance, so please prepare. Later we will move to the Cooperativo on the other side of the tracks.
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I suppose it is and isn't all at the same time.
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