Posted by AuldGuy 1 week, 5 days ago to News
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I was banned from Breitbart about a year ago. Had been reading it from the beginning, so I was a loyal reader. That counts for nothing. I repeatedly tried to contact them through their "let us know if you're having problems..." link. Nada. Zero response. I believe it was because, every time I saw a provacative commentor (troll), I would check their upvotes and discover they had less than 200... as if they were not real people. I have about 34,000 up votes. I would then call them out as trolls. The people who run the comments section didn't like that, apparently. Anybody else have a similar experience?

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  • Posted by $ Abaco 1 week, 4 days ago
    What you mention reminds me of something I've experienced several times. I've seen it happen here, too. If a controversial topic comes up as a discussion you'll see people appear in the forum for the first time, where they ridicule the poster they don't agree with, agitate, and misdirect. Then, as soon as the thread cools...POOOF!...they're gone. There are obviously operatives, probably government backed, out there who scour the internet for discussions with key words. Then, in some odd hope of bending public opinion, they create a log in and get to work. It has been noticeable here because this forum is, relatively speaking, a pretty tight group of people. New names pop right out. Years ago when I was on Facebook it was obvious. The user's profile what basically that of a storefront manikin - no family, a couple foreign friends, hahaha...

    To add to what Commander said...This is a pretty tight group and you certainly should introduce yourself. This is a great group here. Rarely do we have real (as opposed to what I'm mentioning above) agitators. When/if we do they simply don't fit in here. There are plenty of other places on the internet for meaningless fights...I call them "sandboxes", like FB.
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    • Posted by Lucky 1 week, 4 days ago
      I have exactly the same experience. Two examples:

      On one site a poster has a very English first and last name, before the name is 'Dr', after the name is 'Ph.D'. An eyebrow goes up at this. The post says without providing any support or ref 'HCQ is not a zinc ionophore'. I have seen papers reporting that it is. I reckon this is not just an ignoramus loud mouth but a troll, maybe paid.

      On another site, a poster with a first name says the Henry Ford Clinic study is full of errors. I ask, 'Which are?'. There is an answer, it is a ref to that poster's other contributions on that site. There is no list, not even one error is stated.

      I conclude this sort of thing is not opinion but organized in some way.
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      • Posted by $ Abaco 1 week, 3 days ago
        I definitely think so, Lucky. This is a paid-for, organized those with the time, money, personnel, and motivation. What's funny is how they pop in...then "poof"...gone.
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  • Posted by starznbarz 1 week, 3 days ago
    The site changed after Andrew died. I covered an occupy event back in the day and did a live interview with one of the participants, I sent a link to one of the people there and they called me to coordinate putting it up on the site, an hour later one of the producers/editors called back and said he had a problem with the name of my business (Starznbarz Photography) and said I had to explain why the name wasnt racist... my reply was that I knew and worked with Andrew at a few events and I was not in the habit of explaining myself to someone that didnt bother to look at my site content ( 12,000 + images and video) before asking a stupid question. Needless to say, the piece never ran on the site.
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    • Posted by 1 week, 3 days ago
      I remember that it changed a bit. I also think whoever is running their comments section is a PC liberal. I never said anything remotely vulgar or racist, because I don't think that way. The fact that they pulled my plug without so much as a warning or flag and then no feedback is what sticks in my craw.
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  • Posted by Owlsrayne 1 week, 2 days ago
    I have an acquaintance from England on FB where we belong to a Slavic Mythology and Spirituality Group who is a practicing Buddhist; he posts regularly on Buddhist practices and philosophy. FB stopped him from posting for 48hrs due to supposed complaints against Buddhist philosophy. I was on Messenger posting to a high school friend about HCl which was removed with a notice that it didn't meet their guidelines. I couldn't believe that FB monitors Messenger also.
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  • Posted by CaptainKirk 1 week, 3 days ago
    Are these Trolls or Personas (Govt created influencers, using AI techniques via the Millie Video with the 2 whistleblowers).

    The problem is that for the same logic of us being in a simulation (once a society becomes sophisticated enough, they will create MORE simulations than actual societies)...

    Once AIs can be unleashed as Personas in Social media to motivated and manipulate, then there is no point in playing the game.

    it completely explains the decimation of MySpace, et al. And why FB, et al will ultimately fail.
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  • Posted by $ Stormi 1 week, 3 days ago
    I have not had that issue on Breibart, but I have had issues on Fox News in the past, with my posts disappearing. I copped. Apparently, some liberal made the IT dept or something. I called them out on my posts each time. I have even found some sites, just drop content mid-post if it is conservative. Obama did give the Internet to the UN, who put China in control of it. That should never have taken place.
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  • Posted by Eyecu2 1 week, 2 days ago
    Not with Breitbart but with Facebook something very similar. Essentially all social media is controlled by the Left. So I abandoned all social media.
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  • Posted by $ Commander 1 week, 4 days ago
    There is systemic bias in a lot of forums and platforms. This has happened in The Gulch.
    On occasion there have been systemic, anonymous downvoting sprees here as well.
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    • Posted by teri-amborn 1 week, 3 days ago
      Back in the "old days" of the Gulch there were also frequent "hijackings" and tangents of any given topic.

      It was a LOT of fun. Everyone brought a sense of humor to an often senseless world view.

      Ah...I miss the days of LS and the others.
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      • Posted by $ Commander 1 week, 3 days ago
        I remember myself and DHalling going toe to toe over freedom vs liberty. Stargeezer, shared quite a few phone hours. And where is Non-Mooching Artist? And don't start with me about New Normal! LMAO!
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