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(Twitter)   In a lengthy twitter post, CEO Jack Dorsey asks for help in fixing the mess that is twitter. Russian bots promptly pile on   ( twitter.com) divider line
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2018-03-01 04:33:25 PM  
Original Tweet:

 
2018-03-02 12:01:08 AM  
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2018-03-02 12:09:47 AM  

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I didn't realize that was a GIF at first and I thought, "brilliant commentary!" when all I saw was this:

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/"lengthy Twitter post" haha
 
2018-03-02 01:39:24 AM  
A couple people responding with calls for a "Report Bot" button. Which I'm sure the bots will never figure out how to use.
 
2018-03-02 01:39:56 AM  
In Soviet Russia bot reports you!
 
2018-03-02 01:47:26 AM  
Help - the inmates are running the asylum I built.
 
2018-03-02 02:51:14 AM  
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2018-03-02 03:36:36 AM  

fusillade762: A couple people responding with calls for a "Report Bot" button. Which I'm sure the bots will never figure out how to use.


Well if the bots could figure out how to program themselves to report other users as bots, we have much bigger problems.

/all hail Skynet!
 
Azz [TotalFark]
2018-03-02 04:29:19 AM  
They should take advice from counter.social

We actively block nodes and access to our community from IP space originating in Russia, China, North Korea, Iran, Pakistan and Syria, along with over 100,000 VPN and proxy services.
 
2018-03-02 05:46:06 AM  
Twitter's problem is very easily solved by adding in another layer of verification. They could add a second layer of "verified" for most users by having them use a credit card or a form of ID to verify their details. Users who get verified get all the privileges of posting, @ing, hashtagging and using the API.

Users who don't get verified are then unable to @ anyone else (which would cut down significantly on the trolling) or show up in hashtag searches; they're just able to follow, post, or have followers. They also can only be used through Twitter itself and not the API.

This would allow Twitter to still have all those jokey accounts they love while making the platform instantly safer, because bot accounts are rampant because Twitter currently makes it too easy to start new accounts with fake credentials. A lot of these bot accounts are created with automated scripts and then managed through outside software.
 
2018-03-02 07:48:15 AM  

secularsage: Twitter's problem is very easily solved by adding in another layer of verification. They could add a second layer of "verified" for most users by having them use a credit card or a form of ID to verify their details. Users who get verified get all the privileges of posting, @ing, hashtagging and using the API.

Users who don't get verified are then unable to @ anyone else (which would cut down significantly on the trolling) or show up in hashtag searches; they're just able to follow, post, or have followers. They also can only be used through Twitter itself and not the API.



Wow. That's really a good idea.
 
2018-03-02 09:07:24 AM  

secularsage: Twitter's problem is very easily solved by adding in another layer of verification. They could add a second layer of "verified" for most users by having them use a credit card or a form of ID to verify their details. Users who get verified get all the privileges of posting, @ing, hashtagging and using the API.

Users who don't get verified are then unable to @ anyone else (which would cut down significantly on the trolling) or show up in hashtag searches; they're just able to follow, post, or have followers. They also can only be used through Twitter itself and not the API.

This would allow Twitter to still have all those jokey accounts they love while making the platform instantly safer, because bot accounts are rampant because Twitter currently makes it too easy to start new accounts with fake credentials. A lot of these bot accounts are created with automated scripts and then managed through outside software.


Let they now be dubbed "Leader of Twot" or something to that affect.
But actually a good idea.
 
2018-03-02 09:32:24 AM  
 
2018-03-02 09:35:34 AM  
How to solve Twattr:

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2018-03-02 10:31:37 AM  
It's amazing how powerful the Russian bots are. They are responsible for EVERYTHING!

Even Buzzfeed has noticed how stupid this is, BUZZFEED!
https://www.buzzfeed.com/miriamelder/​s​top-blaming-russian-bots-for-everythin​g?utm_term=.ovwMZwGmd#.ug6mw548R
 
2018-03-02 11:01:42 AM  

mrsleep: It's amazing how powerful the Russian bots are. They are responsible for EVERYTHING!

Even Buzzfeed has noticed how stupid this is, BUZZFEED!
https://www.buzzfeed.com/miriamelder/s​top-blaming-russian-bots-for-everythin​g?utm_term=.ovwMZwGmd#.ug6mw548R


Bots have always seemed like a straw man argument to me.  They can't make you change your vote and they don't vote.  All they do is amplify an opinion of someone on Twitter or Facebook.
 
2018-03-02 11:04:42 AM  

American-Irish eyes: mrsleep: It's amazing how powerful the Russian bots are. They are responsible for EVERYTHING!

Even Buzzfeed has noticed how stupid this is, BUZZFEED!
https://www.buzzfeed.com/miriamelder/s​top-blaming-russian-bots-for-everythin​g?utm_term=.ovwMZwGmd#.ug6mw548R

Bots have always seemed like a straw man argument to me.  They can't make you change your vote and they don't vote.  All they do is amplify an opinion of someone on Twitter or Facebook.


"All they do". Heh.
 
2018-03-02 11:08:31 AM  

secularsage: Twitter's problem is very easily solved by adding in another layer of verification. They could add a second layer of "verified" for most users by having them use a credit card or a form of ID to verify their details. Users who get verified get all the privileges of posting, @ing, hashtagging and using the API.

Users who don't get verified are then unable to @ anyone else (which would cut down significantly on the trolling) or show up in hashtag searches; they're just able to follow, post, or have followers. They also can only be used through Twitter itself and not the API.

This would allow Twitter to still have all those jokey accounts they love while making the platform instantly safer, because bot accounts are rampant because Twitter currently makes it too easy to start new accounts with fake credentials. A lot of these bot accounts are created with automated scripts and then managed through outside software.


Yeah, but how will i be able to buy thousands of followers ?
 
2018-03-02 11:57:26 AM  
If you're going to have rules, make them apply to everyone. No exceptions for the rich or well-connected or famous or wealthy.
 
2018-03-02 12:17:57 PM  

Flab: secularsage: Twitter's problem is very easily solved by adding in another layer of verification. They could add a second layer of "verified" for most users by having them use a credit card or a form of ID to verify their details. Users who get verified get all the privileges of posting, @ing, hashtagging and using the API.

Users who don't get verified are then unable to @ anyone else (which would cut down significantly on the trolling) or show up in hashtag searches; they're just able to follow, post, or have followers. They also can only be used through Twitter itself and not the API.

This would allow Twitter to still have all those jokey accounts they love while making the platform instantly safer, because bot accounts are rampant because Twitter currently makes it too easy to start new accounts with fake credentials. A lot of these bot accounts are created with automated scripts and then managed through outside software.

Yeah, but how will i be able to buy thousands of followers ?


If you have breasts that people want to see and you are not shy about showing them, that seems to work
 
2018-03-02 12:19:09 PM  

mrsleep: It's amazing how powerful the Russian bots are. They are responsible for EVERYTHING!

Even Buzzfeed has noticed how stupid this is, BUZZFEED!
https://www.buzzfeed.com/miriamelder/s​top-blaming-russian-bots-for-everythin​g?utm_term=.ovwMZwGmd#.ug6mw548R


That's just the sort of thing a Russian bot would say!
 
2018-03-02 12:48:29 PM  

Vlad_the_Inaner: Flab: secularsage: Twitter's problem is very easily solved by adding in another layer of verification. They could add a second layer of "verified" for most users by having them use a credit card or a form of ID to verify their details. Users who get verified get all the privileges of posting, @ing, hashtagging and using the API.

Users who don't get verified are then unable to @ anyone else (which would cut down significantly on the trolling) or show up in hashtag searches; they're just able to follow, post, or have followers. They also can only be used through Twitter itself and not the API.

This would allow Twitter to still have all those jokey accounts they love while making the platform instantly safer, because bot accounts are rampant because Twitter currently makes it too easy to start new accounts with fake credentials. A lot of these bot accounts are created with automated scripts and then managed through outside software.

Yeah, but how will i be able to buy thousands of followers ?

If you have breasts that people want to see and you are not shy about showing them, that seems to work


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