Skip to comments.Liberal 'trolls' post list of conservative Facebook pages marked for takeover
Posted on 01/28/2014 7:37:13 PM PST by T Ruth
It seems that more and more, Facebook is becoming a battlefield of political ideologies with stories that sound like something written by Tom Clancy. Early Friday morning, Examiner.com was given a long list of approximately 80 conservative Facebook pages targeted by liberal "trolls" for infiltration and takeover by someone who only wished to be identified as "AJ," an administrator of a targeted page.
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The pro-Sarah Palin "Barracuda Brigade" and the pro-Phil Robertson "I Stand with Phil" pages were among those listed as targets.
Several pro-gun pages were listed along with a Facebook page supporting the South Carolina Tea Party.
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The message concluded with the phrase "Moar Gotes," an apparent reference to a technique used by Facebook liberals as "goating," where pages are infiltrated and taken over by users posting multiple pictures and memes involving goats.
On Wednesday, Examiner.com's David Thornton said in an online radio interview that liberal "trolls" have done this to a number of conservative pages.
One of the ways this happens, he said, is that a "troll" will "con" his or her way into the good graces of a page owner by posing as a conservative. This, he added, could take months. Once the person has been granted the appropriate privileges, he or she then takes over, removing all other administrators and flooding the page with various goat memes.
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In the meantime, owners of conservative pages should be extremely careful about those with whom they operate. Moreover, they should carefully examine and thoroughly vet those listed as administrators.
Above all, page owners should never, ever, grant manager access to anyone they do not know extremely well.
A full list of pages targeted for attack can be seen here.
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Want to bet federal tax dollars will pay “national security” employees as trolls glorifying King Obama on these pages.
Most of the conservative Facebook boards I’ve been on (including Free Republic) won’t fight the trolls.
In fact, if you demand the trolls be taken down you’ll get a condescending lecture from the mods about “free speech”.
If you fight the trolls, YOUR posts will be taken down and you’ll get lecture about “civility”.
How can we expect representatives in Congress to fight when we won’t even fight them on message boards?
Never give up! Never give up! Never give up! — Winston Churchill
Free Republic isn’t on the list.
Brownshirt tactics. We are about in 1932, I think. Few interesting years ahead.
The fact that it took nine years to ban Strategerist is a testament to this fact.
I believe infiltrating the admins is part of their plan.
I believe you are correct.
This isn’t all that new. Does the screen name Ash ring any bells? The reason I replied to you is that you & I seem to have been here the longest, & I’m having trouble remembering some things that happened back during the Klintoon administration.
Too often, as I read various posts, I think FR has been infiltrated by trolls and leftist fellow travelers whose intent is to make us look bad.
Unless I am mistaken Ash was a "problem."
But I do recall the name.
Don’t forget Quidam.
You too? It’s gotten so I avoid threads on certain topics because I know the incivility level will be high. It didnt occur to me that some might have been liberals posing as conservatives.
IIRC they were both during the crawling over broken glass defense of Hitlery’s slut hubby.
Circa 1995-99. I seem to vaguely remember some form of Constitutional crisis in that time frame.
Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!
My initial reply was only a seemingly modest, feeble response to alert our younger members that there have always been trolls amongst us.
They will expose themselves, & in surprisingly few posts.
While reading opinions from fellow freepers as well as from the general public, quoting Ronaldus Magnus, “Trust, but verify”!
“We have no morals and we will attack you.” Pajama Boy