REPORT: Troll Farms Gave Biden and Harris Major Social Media Boost
“A Zenger News investigation reveals that Biden’s increasing social media footprint in India came from the country’s infamous troll farms boosting his candidacy.”
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Right after Biden announced Sen. Kamala Harris would be his running mate, both of their Twitter accounts amassed “tens of thousands of fake followers,” reports Newsweek.
Joe Biden’s Twitter account got a sizable boost beginning in August from tens of thousands of fake followers purchased on the open market from troll farms in rural India, an investigation has found.
Within two weeks of Biden selecting Kamala Harris as his running mate on August 12, his Twitter following jumped by 738,595 new followers—a 9.1 percent leap. The number hit 11 million by the third week of October.
A close examination has revealed unusual patterns. A large number of Twitter accounts that followed Biden’s appear to have been created exclusively for that purpose. And a large number of the users are located in small towns in rural India—in places where English-speakers are rare, and from handles run by people who don’t speak English as their first language, nor appear to be genuinely invested in American politics.
A Zenger News investigation reveals that Biden’s increasing social media footprint in India came from the country’s infamous troll farms boosting his candidacy.
Kamala Harris’s ethic heritage is in part rooted in India, but her share of Indian and apparently Indian followers is far lower, about 0.12 percent.
Some of the operators who worked on the campaign spoke at length about how propaganda agencies in New Delhi and Mumbai activated a widely distributed troll network to amplify Biden’s campaign impact on Twitter.
The whole investigation is worth reading.
Really, who needs facts and things when nothing is real and everyone is gaslights? It’s allllllllllll smoke and mirrors, folks.
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Assuming “followers” equates to any kind of support is like assuming vote-by-mail ballots returned by registered Democrats equals a vote for Biden. It just doesn’t. “Followers” don’t even imply approval, just (at best) a vague interest. They are of no consequence whatever.
The first time I noticed this general phenomenon was in academic papers. One of the conventional measures of importance, significance or any kind of “weightiness” of papers is the citation index, which records how many times a paper was cited by later papers. Citation is unconsciously assumed to imply some sort of generally perceived positive quality. But it obviously doesn’t, because the stupidest goddam papers have huge numbers of citations—all because they are easy to attack, and easy attack is a good excuse to publish a quick paper and pad one’s own publication list.
The same thing was clear a decade or two ago, when All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten came out. It rapidly became the most-reviewed book in publishing history. But that wasn’t because reviewers though it was a good book, it was because they thought it was a monumentally stupid book, and everybody wanted to be sure we all knew it.
Hey Kamala and Joe – Cone clean on your Seth Rich cover up.
Turns Out the FBI Has Been Hiding More Seth Rich Documents
What will Harris do after the election? Go back to hooking?
The 2nd oldest profession?
She is past her sell by date by several decades. Just ask Pelosi’s relative (several ways by blood and marriage) Gov. Gruesome………
She’s still a senator.
I think he’s implying that a Senator is a hooker by another name.
What is that thing in Joe’s coat pocket and why doesn’t the Commie have one?
A Pocket Fisherman?
A Lady Bic razor?
A MY LITTLE PONY!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Isn’t this foreign meddling in our election?
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