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(The Detroit_News)   Twitter slammed with Chinese escort spam obscuring news of multi-city protests   (detroitnews.com) divider line
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2684 clicks; posted to Politics » on 28 Nov 2022 at 6:42 AM (9 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-11-28 3:54:19 AM  
So the flex is no morals type stuff.
 
2022-11-28 6:45:24 AM  
It's almost like all those rules and watchdog software existed for a reason.
 
2022-11-28 6:48:22 AM  

Flappyhead: It's almost like all those rules and watchdog software existed for a reason.


It's almost like making them non-functional is the point.
 
2022-11-28 6:48:47 AM  
I thought in Elon Musk's pro-fascism Twitter, this was an intended feature.
 
2022-11-28 6:48:56 AM  
Feature not a bug.  Investors are getting exactly what they paid for.
 
2022-11-28 6:50:55 AM  
They're just exercising Twitter's new free speech policy.
 
2022-11-28 6:51:23 AM  
"Elwrong fired 8,000 employees and twitter still works fine."
 
2022-11-28 7:01:40 AM  
We just watched a Nazi billionaire buy a company and gut it to prevent any monitoring of Nazis/other fascists.....I hate this timeline.
 
2022-11-28 7:03:03 AM  
Wapo"Twitter's radically reduced anti-propaganda team grappled on Sunday with a flood of nuisance content in China that researchers said was aimed at reducing the flow of news about stunning widespread protests against coronavirus restrictions."

Works as designed.
 
2022-11-28 7:10:20 AM  
Ah, the Escort, America's reply to the Honda Civic.

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I don't know why the Chinese want to fill that up with spam but whatever.
 
2022-11-28 7:10:26 AM  

Summoner101: Flappyhead: It's almost like all those rules and watchdog software existed for a reason.

It's almost like making them non-functional is the point.


How did Elon get the money to buy Twitter again?
 
2022-11-28 7:11:33 AM  

Summoner101: Flappyhead: It's almost like all those rules and watchdog software existed for a reason.

It's almost like making them non-functional is the point.


It's almost like antiundisabling the thing is the objective.
 
2022-11-28 7:12:28 AM  

Aar1012: Summoner101: Flappyhead: It's almost like all those rules and watchdog software existed for a reason.

It's almost like making them non-functional is the point.

How did Elon get the money to buy Twitter again?


The Saudis and Qataris were sick of Twitter destabilizing regimes and not-murdering journalists, so they used Elon as their front to buy it.
 
2022-11-28 7:15:40 AM  

Bennie Crabtree: Ah, the Escort, America's reply to the Honda Civic.

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I don't know why the Chinese want to fill that up with spam but whatever.


This post would have made a lot of sense about the time the Escort first came out.
 
2022-11-28 7:18:12 AM  
I thought Fark hated twitter? Now that we remember it's one of the few ways that the people can get word out from their facist situations, it's "I knew twitter was good all along".

/welcome to fark
//my strawman is the fark hivemind(tm)
///this is why Twitter going down the shiatter is bad, and why Poutin and the Saudis care about it so much to influence Twitter
\\\\good Job, Melon, you get extra bots this week, much cheaper than borscht or horses
 
2022-11-28 7:18:29 AM  
Wait a minute -- those escorts aren't real?
 
2022-11-28 7:20:13 AM  
That's just going to upset more people when they find out the escorts can't meet them because of lockdowns.
 
2022-11-28 7:25:59 AM  
There's no helpful picture of what escort spam might look like.
 
2022-11-28 7:30:15 AM  

Erebus1954: There's no helpful picture of what escort spam might look like.


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2022-11-28 7:31:22 AM  
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2022-11-28 7:35:05 AM  

AppleOptionEsc: I thought Fark hated twitter? Now that we remember it's one of the few ways that the people can get word out from their facist situations, it's "I knew twitter was good all along".

/welcome to fark
//my strawman is the fark hivemind(tm)
///this is why Twitter going down the shiatter is bad, and why Poutin and the Saudis care about it so much to influence Twitter
\\\\good Job, Melon, you get extra bots this week, much cheaper than borscht or horses


And I bet you posted this from an electronic device made with Chinese slave labor!

We are both very smart for our social consciousness undermining justified criticisms. We are farking brilliant.
 
2022-11-28 8:01:35 AM  

Night Train to Wakanda: Bennie Crabtree: Ah, the Escort, America's reply to the Honda Civic.

[file.kbb.com image 640x480]

I don't know why the Chinese want to fill that up with spam but whatever.

This post would have made a lot of sense about the time the Escort first came out.


It would make even more sense if the Escort hadn't been introduced to the markets four years before the Civic.
 
2022-11-28 8:02:36 AM  
It does show that there are indeed national security implications to fElon buying Twitter.
 
2022-11-28 8:20:03 AM  

AppleOptionEsc: I thought Fark hated twitter? Now that we remember it's one of the few ways that the people can get word out from their facist situations, it's "I knew twitter was good all along".

/welcome to fark
//my strawman is the fark hivemind(tm)
///this is why Twitter going down the shiatter is bad, and why Poutin and the Saudis care about it so much to influence Twitter
\\\\good Job, Melon, you get extra bots this week, much cheaper than borscht or horses


Twitter has always been crap. Elon managed to make it worse.
 
2022-11-28 8:40:59 AM  
Can't you just block those accounts and then not have to worry about the spamming anymore?
 
2022-11-28 8:47:25 AM  
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2022-11-28 9:04:12 AM  
This isnt a bug.  Musk is a naked stock manipulator.  He would also 100% take cash he needs from foreign governments to stay afloat.

Nuking the engies was probably along these lines.
 
2022-11-28 9:04:58 AM  

Summoner101: Flappyhead: It's almost like all those rules and watchdog software existed for a reason.

It's almost like making them non-functional is the point.


I don't think he sufficiently understands what Twitter is or how it works to have done it deliberately for that purpose. I also don't think he understands that he doesn't understand...

Aar1012: How did Elon get the money to buy Twitter again?


Final price: $46.5 billion

~$4 billion he already owned as Twitter stock

$13 billion as debt financing (loans): Bank of America (USA), Barclays (Britain), BNP Paribas (France), Mizuho (Japan),Morgan Stanley (USA), MUFG (Japan), and Societe Generale (France)

$7.1 billion from equity investors. Notably none of it from China or Chinese-based orgs (some Saudi money in there, though)

The remaining ~$22.4 billion Musk paid out of pocket, mostly (entirely?) from selling off shares of Tesla.
=Smidge=
 
2022-11-28 9:09:23 AM  

Aar1012: Summoner101: Flappyhead: It's almost like all those rules and watchdog software existed for a reason.

It's almost like making them non-functional is the point.

How did Elon get the money to buy Twitter again?


Slavery?
 
2022-11-28 9:27:25 AM  
Numerous Chinese-language accounts, some dormant for months or years, came to life early Sunday and started spamming the service with links to escort services and other adult offerings alongside city names.

I, for one, am outraged at the Chinese government for spamming Twitter with these fake links to escort services.  I mean, it's very frustrating to have to go through thousands of these spam accounts to find the ones that are legitimately providing a meet-up service for hot Chinese women, ages 18-21, who genuinely want to spend some quality time with me.

Or so I've been told.
 
2022-11-28 9:38:20 AM  
I accidentally went to a Chinese brothel outside of Beijing.  Not all KTV's are just for karaoke apparently.

I assure you that once I realized I was in a Chinese brothel, I immediately asked for directions about how to get away from there.

Madam, if you are reading this, thank you for sparing my life.
 
2022-11-28 9:45:03 AM  

RasIanI: Erebus1954: There's no helpful picture of what escort spam might look like.

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Of all the spam I get, that certainly is not the worst.
 
2022-11-28 10:33:22 AM  

freakdiablo: They're just exercising Twitter's new free speech policy.


Protecting free speech by prohibiting speech he doesn't like? It's called the "Florida Model."
 
2022-11-28 10:39:42 AM  

RasIanI: Erebus1954: There's no helpful picture of what escort spam might look like.

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Just careful what you save/repost. Chinese brothels are not shy about advertising girls who are waaaaay under 18.
 
2022-11-28 11:28:44 AM  
50% porn and 50% protests?
Is Elon working on a protest filter?
Is he actively trying to drive away profitable porn?
 
2022-11-28 11:38:45 AM  

major hatred: This isnt a bug.  Musk is a naked stock manipulator.  He would also 100% take cash he needs from foreign governments to stay afloat.

Nuking the engies was probably along these lines.


Now we see Musk's potential advertizing savior.

Flappyhead: It's almost like all those rules and watchdog software existed for a reason.


Or they can just post for free.  My guess is that they will keep posting for free and TikTok will produce a Twitter replacement.  There isn't a good reason to pay for advertizing if you can simply manipulate the algorithm and post your chaff at will.

red5ish: 50% porn and 50% protests?
Is Elon working on a protest filter?
Is he actively trying to drive away profitable porn?


Tumblr problem.  Porn is only profitable if you are directly involved in selling the porn.  If you want a porn site, you don't start with Twitter.  If you try to profit from the "free riders" (like tumblr, and I think pornhub), you will get shut down by anti-piracy porn sellers masquerading as "anti-trafficking/anti child porn" activists (or possibly real activists with financing and lobbyists provided by the anti-piracy brigade).

To be honest, I think any "anti-porn brigade" will be so far in back of the line of all Twitter complaints to be irrelevant.  It will collapse before they become an issue.
 
2022-11-28 12:17:11 PM  

Summoner101: Flappyhead: It's almost like all those rules and watchdog software existed for a reason.

It's almost like making them non-functional is the point.


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Seriously, this isn't some galaxy brain 4d chess plan, it's gross incompetence that happens to be useful to fascists. If it was intentional, he wouldn't have had to be forced by the courts to buy it, so he'd be saving a lot more face and some money. Furthermore, he'd have positioned himself that way right from the start. People and advertisers would have searched for new platforms immediately, thus hastening it's downfall, and he could have appeared as the hero to people who hate the platform.

There's nothing he can do, nothing at all, better now that people can see his incompetence. He's bleeding on multiple fronts from this and it's all because he isn't thinking.
 
2022-11-28 12:27:39 PM  

RasIanI: Erebus1954: There's no helpful picture of what escort spam might look like.

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Those actually are sharp knees.
 
2022-11-28 12:46:09 PM  
The term Fark Hivemind is often used by Conservatives who are upset that Fark is not an echo chamber for Conservatives.
 
2022-11-28 1:59:19 PM  
I haven't seen any of that yet but I got a promoted tweet notification from Kyle farking Rittenhouse today and my stomach turned.
 
2022-11-28 3:45:24 PM  

Heavy Metal Nixon: I haven't seen any of that yet but I got a promoted tweet notification from Kyle farking Rittenhouse today and my stomach turned.


I think my final action on Twitter will be blocking Elon Musk.

It won't mean much in the grand scheme but it'll mean something to me
 
2022-11-28 3:59:24 PM  

Aar1012: Heavy Metal Nixon: I haven't seen any of that yet but I got a promoted tweet notification from Kyle farking Rittenhouse today and my stomach turned.

I think my final action on Twitter will be blocking Elon Musk.

It won't mean much in the grand scheme but it'll mean something to me


That was one of my first acts, I hope that platform burns
 
2022-11-28 9:59:59 PM  
"All the China influence operations and analysts at Twitter all resigned."

All of all of them?
 
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