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(NPR)   Facebook and Twitter remove several hundred more of Twitler and Moscow Mitch's sugar daddy's fake accounts. This is not a repeat of the last 69 times you read an article like this   (npr.org) divider line
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2020-09-25 3:02:30 AM  
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2020-09-25 6:45:30 AM  
It's like trying to bail out the ocean using a child's sandcastle bucket. I hate twitter more than any other social media platform and would nuke it from orbit if I could. I need to keep one eye on it because of work, but if I ever changed careers, I'd never look at it again.

I start with the assumption that every tweet I see is being posted by a fake account and work my way backwards from there.
 
2020-09-25 6:50:19 AM  
Nice.
 
2020-09-25 6:50:44 AM  
America needs to dominate the vkontakt battle space.
 
2020-09-25 6:59:21 AM  
Cut one head off, two take their place.

HAIL HYDRA!

Seriously, shutdown Facebook/Twitter/Gab/Parler/etc... until at least Jan 1.

Yeah, yeah 1A etc...
 
2020-09-25 7:00:00 AM  
Yeah, well, they also "temporarily restricted" my and a shiat-ton of other people's accounts too. Grrr.
 
2020-09-25 7:00:13 AM  
Considering their QAnon purge and how much QAnon shiat I still see on both platforms, I don't think it matters.
 
2020-09-25 7:01:41 AM  
are you people still pushing the Trump/Russia narrative?  LoL.. you know the entire world knows about the $3.5 million Hunter Biden took from the wife of Moscow's mayor; right?
 
2020-09-25 7:04:27 AM  

Harry Wagstaff: Considering their QAnon purge and how much QAnon shiat I still see on both platforms, I don't think it matters.


Well that's obviously just evidence of Q's massive secret powers. It's what happens when you're that high up.

/amidoingitright?
//hopes to God nobody thinks this is literal
///threes.
 
2020-09-25 7:09:26 AM  
When is Fark going to do the same?
 
2020-09-25 7:10:58 AM  
McConnell, Trump, and 69 should NEVER be used in a headline together!  EVER!
 
2020-09-25 7:12:44 AM  

Lucky LaRue: are you people still pushing the Trump/Russia narrative?  LoL.. you know the entire world knows about the $3.5 million Hunter Biden took from the wife of Moscow's mayor; right?


Those straws are looking thinner and thinner. But you keep grasping at em. I'm sure one of these days you'll get something worthwhile.
 
2020-09-25 7:14:55 AM  
I'll tell you what I find truly baffling...  That it is SO easy to create one of those accounts.  Facebook and Twitter both go through remarkably little trouble to determine if a new account is a real person.

Many services make you provide a phone number or an email, before you can use the service at all.

Are we to believe that there are bots out there that can create a few 1000 accounts, with 1000 emails, and actually respond correctly from those addresses to validate the account?  One one hand, that's impressive.  On the other hand, it's still on those systems for being too stupid to identify the bots.
 
2020-09-25 7:16:59 AM  
And the Too Little, Too Late Award goes to...
 
2020-09-25 7:21:47 AM  

Lucky LaRue: are you people still pushing the Trump/Russia narrative?  LoL.. you know the entire world knows about the $3.5 million Hunter Biden took from the wife of Moscow's mayor; right?


Guys... I'll take this one...
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Even if this is 100% true, I fail to see how this has anything to do with anything at all.

Hunter Biden is not running for President.  More importantly, he's not the President right now.

So your deflection doesn't really make any sense.  I mean, it literally has nothing to do with anything.

Like I said the last time they were trying to rake Hunter over the coals...  If he did something wrong, then, yeah, let's hold him accountable.  But in NO WAY does that make Trump innocent at all, on any level.  The two events have absolutely nothing to do with each other.

You sound like a farking child trying to use this false equivalence for a defense.  And it really baffles me to watch people like you keep grasping at these straws.  Face it.  You are wrong.
 
2020-09-25 7:22:52 AM  

Lucky LaRue: are you people still pushing the Trump/Russia narrative?  LoL.. you know the entire world knows about the $3.5 million Hunter Biden took from the wife of Moscow's mayor; right?


You may be the dumbest human alive
 
2020-09-25 7:25:59 AM  

Lucky LaRue: are you people still pushing the Trump/Russia narrative?  LoL.. you know the entire world knows about the $3.5 million Hunter Biden took from the wife of Moscow's mayor; right?


Only Russia knows this since they invented it.
 
2020-09-25 7:32:45 AM  

durbnpoisn: I'll tell you what I find truly baffling...  That it is SO easy to create one of those accounts.  Facebook and Twitter both go through remarkably little trouble to determine if a new account is a real person.

Many services make you provide a phone number or an email, before you can use the service at all.

Are we to believe that there are bots out there that can create a few 1000 accounts, with 1000 emails, and actually respond correctly from those addresses to validate the account?  One one hand, that's impressive.  On the other hand, it's still on those systems for being too stupid to identify the bots.


Absolutely. There was a mobile game I was playing which had some rewards if you got some Facebook friends to play the game and link their accounts. I wasn't about to link my own or bother friends, so...

https://www.fakenamegenerator.com/

https://temp-mail.org/

I had the ten accounts I needed up, running, signed in, and friends with each other in about half an hour. That's just a single person puttering around, too, not something automated, which I imagine is even easier.
 
2020-09-25 7:45:26 AM  

Lucky LaRue: are you people still pushing the Trump/Russia narrative?  LoL.. you know the entire world knows about the $3.5 million Hunter Biden took from the wife of Moscow's mayor; right?


Bless your heart.

1) Hunter Biden is not running for president.
2) That payment, made in 2014, was not illegal, nor does Russian Ron's report allege it was.
3) Donald Trump is a willing agent of the Russian security services
4) The "Trump/Russia" narrative will never go away. It will be forever a stain on America's history, and Trump will be regarded for all time as the nation's greatest traitor, surpassing Benedict Arnold (who, after all, wasn't farking president.)
 
2020-09-25 7:48:09 AM  

Aussie_As: Harry Wagstaff: Considering their QAnon purge and how much QAnon shiat I still see on both platforms, I don't think it matters.

Well that's obviously just evidence of Q's massive secret powers. It's what happens when you're that high up.

/amidoingitright?
//hopes to God nobody thinks this is literal
///threes.


Why can't a white hat hacker take over Q?

Figure out their posting system, hack it, and spread positive messages?

Here, I'll help get it started:

"Hey guys, Q here. So, listen... big things coming! #SaveTheChildren - I just found a secret ICE database showing that if you donate to the Ronald McDonald House or St. Jude's right now, the Pope will be arrested Thursday!"

"Ok guys, Q here. So, listen.. big things coming! #ArrestThePope. I just realized I was looking at a coded message. Tom Hanks wasn't secretly murdered and replaced with a clone pedophile. That's just silly. I realize that now. Anyway, that idea came from a coded message that actually says 'The nation's grandmas are lonely, start campaign to have neckbeard grandsons call them and make pleasant conversation for a half hour' #CallYourGrandma"
 
2020-09-25 7:59:18 AM  

Lucky LaRue: are you people still pushing the Trump/Russia narrative?  LoL.. you know the entire world knows about the $3.5 million Hunter Biden took from the wife of Moscow's mayor; right?


How are those farm tariffs working out for you.
 
2020-09-25 8:20:20 AM  

zeroman987: Lucky LaRue: are you people still pushing the Trump/Russia narrative?  LoL.. you know the entire world knows about the $3.5 million Hunter Biden took from the wife of Moscow's mayor; right?

How are those farm tariffs working out for you.


The more tariffs they levy, the more "relief funding" they hand out.  Its amazing - Trump has already given me $6.8 million for doing nothing this year.
 
2020-09-25 8:24:02 AM  
Have you guys considered just not using Facebook or Twitter?
 
2020-09-25 8:29:38 AM  

Lucky LaRue: zeroman987: Lucky LaRue: are you people still pushing the Trump/Russia narrative?  LoL.. you know the entire world knows about the $3.5 million Hunter Biden took from the wife of Moscow's mayor; right?

How are those farm tariffs working out for you.

The more tariffs they levy, the more "relief funding" they hand out.  Its amazing - Trump has already given me $6.8 million for doing nothing this year.


I knew it! You are a socialist!
 
2020-09-25 8:32:39 AM  
Bringing up Hunter Biden in a Q-cumber thread? Here's your participation sticker:

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2020-09-25 8:37:11 AM  

durbnpoisn: I'll tell you what I find truly baffling...  That it is SO easy to create one of those accounts.  Facebook and Twitter both go through remarkably little trouble to determine if a new account is a real person.

Many services make you provide a phone number or an email, before you can use the service at all.

Are we to believe that there are bots out there that can create a few 1000 accounts, with 1000 emails, and actually respond correctly from those addresses to validate the account?  One one hand, that's impressive.  On the other hand, it's still on those systems for being too stupid to identify the bots.


If you have control of a domain and some hosting for the email server, you can make one email address a 'catchall' for any mail address thrown at that server

/Yes, I have done this, for non-evil purposes.
//It's amazing the amount of spam you can collect this way
///Yes, I shiat you not, then you have nearly instantly almost infinite email address's to use to signup for anything, and the confirmation emails actually go somewhere so you can click 'yes I agree to ignore your rules' and continue loading you bot spammers.
 
2020-09-25 8:57:18 AM  

WinterMuteAu: durbnpoisn: I'll tell you what I find truly baffling...  That it is SO easy to create one of those accounts.  Facebook and Twitter both go through remarkably little trouble to determine if a new account is a real person.

Many services make you provide a phone number or an email, before you can use the service at all.

Are we to believe that there are bots out there that can create a few 1000 accounts, with 1000 emails, and actually respond correctly from those addresses to validate the account?  One one hand, that's impressive.  On the other hand, it's still on those systems for being too stupid to identify the bots.

If you have control of a domain and some hosting for the email server, you can make one email address a 'catchall' for any mail address thrown at that server

/Yes, I have done this, for non-evil purposes.
//It's amazing the amount of spam you can collect this way
///Yes, I shiat you not, then you have nearly instantly almost infinite email address's to use to signup for anything, and the confirmation emails actually go somewhere so you can click 'yes I agree to ignore your rules' and continue loading you bot spammers.


I do have such a server.  And it never occurred to me to use it this way.  I've been using a gmail account for my "account sign ups".  I really should just create a garbage collection email for that.

Thanks for the idea.
 
2020-09-25 9:17:11 AM  
Cross reference the list for Fark handles.
 
2020-09-25 9:18:02 AM  

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The one thing I missed in the new movie was Ted smiling even a little bit.
 
2020-09-25 9:21:15 AM  

Lucky LaRue: zeroman987: Lucky LaRue: are you people still pushing the Trump/Russia narrative?  LoL.. you know the entire world knows about the $3.5 million Hunter Biden took from the wife of Moscow's mayor; right?

How are those farm tariffs working out for you.

The more tariffs they levy, the more "relief funding" they hand out.  Its amazing - Trump has already given me $6.8 million for doing nothing this year.


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2020-09-25 10:03:14 AM  

Lucky LaRue: are you people still pushing the Trump/Russia narrative?  LoL.. you know the entire world knows about the $3.5 million Hunter Biden took from the wife of Moscow's mayor; right?


Sometimes my amusement with you is spoiled by a flash of pity. But mostly I just point and laugh.
 
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