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swordtail
Anarchist Prime
Sun Feb 04 12:52:47
Journalists struggle to explain why they bought fake twitter followers

by James Rainey

It’s hard to trust anything on Twitter — even the follower counts of journalists.

Big media outlets have embraced Twitter as a distribution platform but still struggle with how reporters and editors use the social media service, particularly when they appear to be breaching journalism ethics.

This sizable gray area came into clearer focus this week, after a New York Times exposé revealed that more than a dozen news media figures had paid to artificially pump up the number of followers they have on Twitter.





Journalists and commentators, who presumably joined the platform to enhance their stature, instead found themselves grasping to explain why they had paid for counterfeit supporters. When contacted by NBC News, the journalists identified by The Times as having bought Twitter followers had a range of responses: Many ducked requests for comment, others blamed associates, while just one sounded chastened.

http://www...fake-twitter-followers-n843871
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun Feb 04 13:17:32
a bunch of nobodies wanted to add some credibility... i'm sure it goes well beyond journalism

Trump is believed to have 20 million fake followers
Forwyn
Member
Sun Feb 04 13:38:41
"no big deal"

"muh Trump"

Another standard tw comment
Dukhat
Member
Sun Feb 04 13:47:51
Does thinking actually hurt your brain Forwyn? Your posts are drenched with irony since you've had to deprecate everything you've said earlier as you've been proven wrong and wrong again.

What happened to "Muh Russia?" Oh right, all those indictments and more to come.

Fucking retard.
Dukhat
Member
Sun Feb 04 13:58:01
Back to the main topic, twitter is shit and is akin to facebook for social media. Most mature younger people know to avoid it and facebook. Just too much retardedness.

But lots of older people use it which is why it seems to affect politics so much.
Forwyn
Member
Sun Feb 04 14:01:06
Muh Russia.

Fucking retard.

Investigations started based on Kremlin chatter and Podesta ramblings.

"All those indictments" will be retards who lied to the FBI in informal interrogations.

Fucking retard.
Trolly McDick
Member
Sun Feb 04 14:06:51
Watch it now. Forseb will get mad if you keep picking on Trump.
Forwyn
Member
Sun Feb 04 14:20:57
Laughing at your broken record whataboutisms is not an indication of anger.

Actually, I would say that Cuckhat's ramblings about "deprecating" are a lot closer to that.
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun Feb 04 14:41:37
i haven't complained about Trump's fake twitter followers, was just noting it as i remembered :p

(although i have complained about him pretending he has 100 million followers because he adds up all followers across all platforms ignoring the massive overlap & fakes)

Dukhat
Member
Sun Feb 04 14:52:57
Had to make up stupid shit. Who has indictments so far? Flynn and Manafort. All that other shit you made up is some fox news fantasy.

But you'd expect as much from someone who trumpeted the Seth Rich bullshit for weeks.

Willfully ignorant redneck. Eat shit and die.
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun Feb 04 15:24:22
"Investigations started based on Kremlin chatter and Podesta ramblings."

current info says it started when Papadopoulos knew Russia had stolen Hillary emails (before anyone else)

why did Papadopoulos know this?

Forwyn
Member
Sun Feb 04 15:56:35
"Had to make up stupid shit. Who has indictments so far? Flynn and Manafort. All that other shit you made up is some fox news fantasy."

LOL!

Flynn - Pled to lying to FBI
Papa - Pled to lying to FBI

Muh FAUX NEWS
Forwyn
Member
Sun Feb 04 15:57:11
"But you'd expect as much from someone who trumpeted the Seth Rich bullshit for weeks."

Who killed Seth Rich?
hood
Member
Sun Feb 04 16:02:29
At the very least, Flynn agreed to cooperate to reduce his charges down to the plea deal you're referencing.

Pretty disingenuous of an argument there.
Forwyn
Member
Sun Feb 04 16:05:04
Pretty disingenuous to claim that anyone has pled to anything other than the FBI.
Forwyn
Member
Sun Feb 04 16:05:11
lying to*
Paramount
Member
Sun Feb 04 16:05:33
”Journalists struggle to explain”

lol, why should they explain anything? Cut the crap. The one with the most followers is the best. Everyone wants to be best. Its just like in sports, in business, and in politics. There are no honest people left in the world. Everyone is cheating, lying and deceiving. That’s how it is. Who cares if someone buys followers on twitter. lol. They can sit there with their fake followers if they like and pretend for themselves that they are popular. Who gives a shit.
hood
Member
Sun Feb 04 16:10:46
"Pretty disingenuous to claim that anyone has pled to anything other than the FBI."

Nobody has. Dukhat said that the russian investigation was going on and has resulted in charges. That's factual, as you've cited. The key part, you sebbing on what those charges were, comes from a remarkably disingenuous argument from you; that is, nothing must have come from the investigations because the charges have been lying to the FBI despite those charges being on the heels of plea bargains involving lower charges in exchange for information.

So, stop sebbing and stop being a dumb hack.
Trolly McDick
Member
Sun Feb 04 16:16:46
Careful, the rage of forseb is mighty!
Forwyn
Member
Sun Feb 04 16:27:13
'"All those indictments" will be retards who lied to the FBI in informal interrogations.'

"Who has indictments so far? Flynn and Manafort."

"Flynn - Pled to lying to FBI
Papa - Pled to lying to FBI"

"sebbing"

Maybe look in a mirror hood, and get Cuckhat's cock out of your mouth.

Trolly McDick
Member
Sun Feb 04 16:29:36
See there you go, now you pissed him off about Trump
hood
Member
Sun Feb 04 16:56:42
Right. So you're implying that the only reason they were charged is because of lying to the FBI, but it's pretty clear they pled down to that charge in exchange for information. Basic fucking logic says that the charges they faced before a plea would have been more severe - i.e. not just "retards who lied to the FBI in informal interrogations."

You're so dumb.
Dukhat
Member
Sun Feb 04 17:09:04
Foretard's entire argument depends on you being a conspiracy nutter that hates the FBI and mainstream media and other retarded bullshit.

Ok moron. Go back to drugereport where you belong.
Dukhat
Member
Sun Feb 04 17:11:19
The largest difference in Republicans and Democrats in polling is in trust of mainstream media.

Republicans believe their Faux News and Breitbart conspiracy bullshit.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/11/14/upshot/climate-change-by-education.html

Forwyn is but one example of a wide plague of willful ignorance.
Forwyn
Member
Sun Feb 04 17:29:17
"that the only reason"

No, Seb, you fucking idiot. Cuckhat brought up Muh Russia in a totally unrelated thread and I predicted that anyone who goes down will go down for lying to the FBI. Yeah, maybe there will be something else to go with it, but primarily they're going to get nailed for lying. The FBI has a tried and true strategy of informal questioning - they did it with Reality Winner, they did it with Thomas Drake, and hundreds of others. Sometimes the questioning involves blatant lawbreaking, sometimes it involves impropriety that isn't necessarily illegal.

Then, he brought up specific people, and I pointed out that they fit that mold perfectly.

And you got butthurt because apparently you expect a 10-page summary brief of all of the possible charges that every single person involved in the campaign and transition team could face. "Ack-ack-acktualllly that's somewhat disengenuous of your Forseb, they probably pled down." Yeah, that's typically how pleas work, thank you for the ninth-grade civics lesson.
Forwyn
Member
Sun Feb 04 17:31:43
Note that this thread was:

tumbleweed with his worn-out twitter rambling:
-downplay unethical behavior
-make it about Trump

Me laughing about it

Cuckhat whining and starting an unrelated argument
hood whining that I wasn't being fair to Cuckhat
some pussy multi troll calling me "mad"

lawl
Dukhat
Member
Sun Feb 04 17:55:16
Really bizarre your thought process.

Maybe get some xanax.

What actually happened:

Tumbleweed -
-acknowledges it and says it's widespread
-points out that the person most known for twitter-Trump-has a bunch of fake followers too

Forwyn -
- DURR MSM LIES DURR LIBERAL HIDES MSM LIES DURR WHY YOU MENTION TRUMPP DURR YOU BIASED

Thus the rest of the thread of us making fun of Forwyn for his retardedness.
hood
Member
Sun Feb 04 18:07:55
"hood whining that I wasn't being fair to Cuckhat"

You're even more retarded than I thought if you think I give any shits about dukhat. I was simply pointing out that while your comment wasn't specifically false, it was remarkably disingenuous. Basically, lying with the truth.
Trolly McDick
Member
Sun Feb 04 18:14:50
Basically Forseb got mad because you made fun of Trump.
Forwyn
Member
Sun Feb 04 18:32:35
Basically, telling the truth.
Trolly McDick
Member
Sun Feb 04 18:42:02
I know. You got mad. Trump was made fun of, forseb got angry. Glad you have admitted it.
Forwyn
Member
Sun Feb 04 19:17:23
I'm so glad we can be open about it. I love Trump, MAGA, GEOTUS 2020, Trump Jr 2024, 2028, Ivanka 2032, 2036, Barron Trump, 2040, 2044
Trolly McDick
Member
Sun Feb 04 19:36:26
I don't think that was genuine, forseb.
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