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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:29 pm 
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from this shit for now, please. We are doing EXACTLY what putin wants us to do, what rump's handlers want us to do.

I posted this in the thread about it but we need a LARGER

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discussion, if you will, about this.

Right? In the past I would say NO this IS important, but guess what, it really isnt, not NOW. We know these MAGA pieces of shit are out there and they do this shit, FUCK THEM. But we cant play into the hands of putin, right?

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:40 pm 
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You cannot intentionally make things go viral. You put them out there and see which one propagates.

The lesson here is in why it propagated, not who was the first guy to post it.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:42 pm 
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You cannot intentionally make things go viral. You put them out there and see which one propagates.

The lesson here is in why it propagated, not who was the first guy to post it.

Why it goes viral is obvious, but this shit happens all the time, why this and why now, because his bots made sure we all knew about it.

It goes viral once it gets retweeted enough by bots because we are a viciously racist society.

Technically yes, they didnt make it go viral, but without them we NEVER hear about this.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:46 pm 
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Retweet from other bots does help it spread, but it either takes off exponentially or it just dies out in time. There's a whole branch of math here, and it's also been studied quite a bit in social science departments. There's also the finger-in-the-wind methodology of the movie biz. Right images before right audience at right time. Remove any one, no propagation.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:56 pm 
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Retweet from other bots does help it spread, but it either takes off exponentially or it just dies out in time. There's a whole branch of math here, and it's also been studied quite a bit in social science departments. There's also the finger-in-the-wind methodology of the movie biz. Right images before right audience at right time. Remove any one, no propagation.

Russian bots wont waste time on something we wouldnt care about.

We care about this because a third of us are racists and a third of us hate racists etc

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:05 pm 
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Well yeah, if you're going to hit a nerve, the exposed ones work best.

We know that a lot of the Russian botting is to stir up racial tensions and discourage people of color from voting in "white man's elections." This is not new. Even so, when the bots hammered away on #BLM it wasn't to get whites wringing their hands and wasting hours online. It was to get POC to stay home.

This one's more about Mom and her crisis PR firm. It's not the event, it's how the culture processed it, and what that can tell us. There are lessons here, and the people who learn them best will prevail in the political circus.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:26 pm 
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There's a lot of evidence that the Russians exploited a lot of movements and issues in 2016. For example, they set up fake #BLM accounts and promoted fake events and memes.

That doesn't mean there wasn't a real BLM, or real issues that they were raising, just that, as Zowie says, they knew which exposed nerves to go for.

They used those fake accounts to tell Black people they shouldn't vote for Hillary - as if, BTW, voting for "Hang the Central Park Five High"/"What have you got to lose?" (so far it's been a lot, just BTW, if you've been paying attention to his dismantling of gov't civil rights agencies) Trump would have been a better choice. :roll:

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