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    Re: Revealed: US spy operation that manipulates social media

    Quote Originally Posted by Lakryte View Post
    Users can report fake accounts. Facebook also has an automated system of checking this--I created a fake account once as a joke and it was deleted. If fake accounts used for spying ever becomes a concern, I think it is reasonable to assume facebook would enforce the rule of one account per person more strongly.


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    How do they know who are duplicates? If you sign up with a different email address, how would they know? My dog has been on there for two and a half years. There are lots of fake accounts.

    Facebook: 8.7 percent are fake users | Internet & Media - CNET News

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    Re: Revealed: US spy operation that manipulates social media

    Quote Originally Posted by TheInternet View Post
    How do they know who are duplicates? If you sign up with a different email address, how would they know? My dog has been on there for two and a half years. There are lots of fake accounts.

    Facebook: 8.7 percent are fake users | Internet & Media - CNET News

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    Like I just said, users can report them, and facebook has a system that checks--I don't know how it works, but it worked for my fake account with a different email. But the take away point is that if people were actually concerned about spies infiltrating facebook with fake accounts, there would likely be more of a crackdown on facebook's part. If fake accounts are prank accounts or accounts of a dog, there isn't really a serious privacy concern.
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    Re: Revealed: US spy operation that manipulates social media

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    Psyops is nothing new. nor is people being paid to post on the internet to try to influence others.
    What is new about this? private parties do it al the time.

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    Re: Revealed: US spy operation that manipulates social media

    They have crap like this even in the bible. "Get this many followers of this tribe and stick them here as musicians. Get this many followers and stick them here in positions of authority. Get this 3,500 followers from this tribe and have them be "givers-of-praise". Now the government can do it on a massive scale with fake internet people.
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    Re: Revealed: US spy operation that manipulates social media

    Quote Originally Posted by Glowpun View Post
    What is new about this? private parties do it al the time.
    True story. This is simple blackhat SEO, businesses and individuals have engaged in it for years. It's one of the reasons why forums like this have "no multiple accounts per user" policies as standard, because it's so common for people to make multiple accounts.
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    Re: Revealed: US spy operation that manipulates social media

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    I don't see any of the usual suspects in this thread...interesting....
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    Re: Revealed: US spy operation that manipulates social media

    Quote Originally Posted by TheInternet View Post
    How do they know who are duplicates? If you sign up with a different email address, how would they know? My dog has been on there for two and a half years. There are lots of fake accounts.
    It's called IP addresses. Most people have static IP addresses which most sites will use to see if you have multiple accounts. It's not dependent on your email address.
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    Re: Revealed: US spy operation that manipulates social media

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    The project has been likened by web experts to China's attempts to control and restrict free speech on the internet.

    I'm not following the line of logic here

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    Re: Revealed: US spy operation that manipulates social media

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    It's called IP addresses. Most people have static IP addresses which most sites will use to see if you have multiple accounts. It's not dependent on your email address.
    Anyone can get around that, there's lots of programs for that. Many of which are free.

    Anyway, I think virtually all large groups do things like this. It's a pretty common practice, so of course the government will do it, too.

    But I have LOL at DemSocalist's China thing: what?!
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    Re: Revealed: US spy operation that manipulates social media

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    It's called IP addresses. Most people have static IP addresses which most sites will use to see if you have multiple accounts. It's not dependent on your email address.

    There are many ways to deflect this, I think. A friend has set up his internet account to change/hide IP addresses so that they can get the American version of Netflix.

    In any event, it's downright scary that our tax dollars (I am fairly certain it's happening here in Canada) are being used to spread propaganda. This is the first time I have heard of paid Internet socks, but I do remember that the Bush Administration had a few journalists on their payroll to push some of their policies.
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