they ARE out there!

Discussion in 'Tin Foil Hat Lounge' started by OldDude49, May 7, 2020.


  1. OldDude49

    OldDude49 Just n old guy

    the article is not so much the thing here...

    the PAID... influencers is the thing... we all have to consider such when we read stuff on boards...

    "The program intervenes in social media discussions by identifying opposing arguments and promoting them through paid "influencers.""

    Dems turn to DARPA tool to target Trump supporters - WND
     
  2. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    Always check the facts and be prepared to seek the truth.
     
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  3. OldDude49

    OldDude49 Just n old guy

    sadly too many prefer to take that sorta thing and run it without doing so...
     
  4. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    Yup just like the negative thoughts by a reporter about Lt Gov Patrick on the release of the Salon Owner.
    Article was half fact and half Paid Opinion by the so called reporter.
     
  5. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    Goodness OD...I think you just destroyed my irony meter. :eek:

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  6. oil pan 4

    oil pan 4 Monkey+++

    Democrats need to use artificial intelligence to counter trump.
    Yeah they know they're fcked.
     
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  7. aardbewoner

    aardbewoner judge a human on how he act,not on look and talk.

    Paid influencers = spokes (wo)man talking good what is bad,deflect guild and avoiding attention of the parts that are important.

    Sadly we people can`t always check facts,smoke screens or plain laws make that impossible.
     
  8. Thunder5Ranch

    Thunder5Ranch Monkey+++

    Too many versions of the facts to keep up with now days.
     
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  9. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    Indeed, especially when 'alternative' facts are competing with actual facts....and magical thinkin' is supplanting reasoned, evidence based thinking. Malleable facts anyone? There's a Bowling Green Massacre in it for the gullible. ;)

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  10. Big Ron

    Big Ron Monkey++

    A lot of the crap meant to steer us in a way someone wants us to go is from the tech companies and the Chinese.
     
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  11. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Agree. That said, there is no organization, not one, nor individual, that won't put out propaganda if there's a perceived use for it. In other words, there's no reason to aim the shots at only (say) M$ or China. The message is "BE SKEPTICAL" of all you see, hear, and read. Use your education (formal or hard knock), ability to think, and avoid becoming just another of the flock.
     
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  12. Meat

    Meat Monkey+++

    I’ve seen these influencers on my other forum.....LinemanNeverGetAParade. Oh yeah, .Com.
     
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  13. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

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  14. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    Interesting article...hoping that the assurances are real and just not hype...Lets hope that Russian trolling in the 2016 isn't replicated in 2020....Vlad still has some mileage to extract from his useful idiot. :rolleyes:

    lot of spam on that site...
     
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  15. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Lineman do here,They get offers of food and beer when the powers out + the right of way at intersections with no power.
    The people up there are just treating you very badly friend !
     
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  16. Meat

    Meat Monkey+++

    Nah. I’m just clowning. I get treated like a king. :D
     
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  17. SB21

    SB21 Monkey+++

    I kind of hate to say this Chell ,, but if you believe that Russia helping Trump stuff , then your head is full of nuthin but spam ,,,, Then CIA director John Brennan even had proof Russia wanted Hillary to win ,, Russia believed Hillary was " more malleable " and could be easier to use ,,, Trump was more unpredictable . ,, those are his words , not mine . And Brennan is a Trump hater just like you ,, but he knew the truth .
     
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  18. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    Meh...you are just repeating statements which agree with your own POV...which is understandable...if your source for that little nugget of speculation was Breitbart or Fox News, then one would have to question the reliability of those sources, given their partiality towards TRump.

    Again, you use those words "Trump hater"...you do not know me...at best you could reasonably describe me as a TRump critic or a TRump skeptic....neither of which require hatred.

    As to predictability...it can also be argued that TRump also is a known quantity, and manipulable.....TRump's malignant narcissism, his sense of infallibility, his own high estimation of his intellect and need I say it "genius" (see Dunning Kruger effect The Dunning-Kruger Effect Shows Why Some People Think They're Great Even When Their Work Is Terrible ), his fragile ego, his lack of compassion, his lack of personal insight, and acceptance of personal responsibility, his lack of courage (physical and moral), his penchant for blaming others for his own failures, his overbearing bullying of others (women in particular, but also those who lack power), his affinity with strong men tyrants, his parochialism, his abandonment of allies and loyal supporters he thinks aren't loyal enough or sufficiently ingratiatingly supportive of him, his inclination to accept at face value conspiracy theories that are congruent with his own world view, his desire to exercise absolute power, in the way that totalitarian regimes do, his calculus in all matters...what's in it for Donald J Trump and his family dynasty.

    The Russians, and others, who see the USA as their number one threat, have their profilers working overtime on TRump to identify the best ways to massage their political, diplomatic, economic, trade, and military policies, practices and strategies, to minimise the USA's impact on their global strategic schemes and goals. TRump and his crony cabinet makes that task that much easier. These foreign actors only have to follow the right wing commenteriat, and TRump's Twitter feed to anticipate which way TRump will flip or flop on any given issue at any time...
     
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  19. SB21

    SB21 Monkey+++

    Dammit man ,, that's a lot of " hatred " you got there ,, I mean " critiquing " ,, but , I can't argue with some of that critiquing tho ,, Trump is by far ,, not without his faults ,, But I was just talking about the collusion part ,, Now the Russians trying find Trumps weaknesses,,,, that is what the Roosians do , as that's what everyone does ,, you and me as well . The Russians already knew the Hildabeasts weaknesses ,,, Money ,,, just a little gift to her foundation , or some way overpriced so called speech from her just as bad hubby .
    But yes , it's probably from a right leaning site , as that's where I find my most truthful news .
    But , the words from Brennan are documented .
     
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