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
” Want to bet federal tax dollars will pay national security employees as trolls glorifying King Obama on these pages.”
You bring up a really good point and one I have been wondering about: In the past 8 years or so it seems every website with conservative leanings and especially newspaper comment sections have been awash in leftist agitprop, when if you go back 12 years or so, it just wasn’t so. I think that these places are being flooded purposefully with leftist postings placed by government funded operatives whose job is to modify public opinion. Is there any actual evidence of this yet out there, (did Snowden mention this type of thing) and how can we fight against it?
I'd guess there are 10 times that working for Soros-funded groups using the Alinsky playbook.
The issue is that conservatives and libertarians don't fight back against these measures. The other side is firing missiles to destroy us while the GOPe is trying to negotiate peacefully over afternoon tea and biscuits. Different realities.
We'll get a blowhard congressman (Issa) vowing to launch an investigation of abuse, another walking out of the SOTU (Stockman), but nothing gets changed as war is waged to transform this country into a totalitarian Marxist state. Rome is burning to the ground as they fiddle away.
I’m not sad that there are people who are trying to impose their tyranny on us. There will always be people like that.
I’m sad that no one is trying to stop those people.
One would think that when it comes to freedom and liberty Americans would fight to the bitter end.
But one would be wrong...
I think you are right. I have seen a web site where they quoted outrageous things supposedly posted by Freepers. I think leftists make those outrageous posts, then go elsewhere to point out their own posts as evidence of evil Freepers.
"As of early 2011, Media Matters had an annual budget exceeding $10 million and employed a staff of approximately 90 people."
But you're right, this is not new, it is continuing.
1935, I think.
Maybe there will be a huge fiscal crisis in 2015 and Obama will have to confiscate all the gold.
Glory days. I recall something about the lower House of Reps doing something or other.... The upper chicken House did nothing. The silver tounged devil was their pretty boy!
Gosh, I don’t remember that at all. I do recall being on a thread with Mark Levine once and I did not know who he was. A true minor key climax in the symphony on my life.
I am trying to recall someone with the name of a large weed. Not Ragweed or lambs quarters, dock or something like that. We had some guy who pretended to be a Redhead, got kicked off. There was “Deep in the Hurtigan Forest,” who pretended to be overseas in the army on missions, as I recall. Ash kept getting kicked off. Nope. Nothing. Alas my declining memory!
A guy who pretended to be a redhead? Did he dye his hair?
A redheaded woman. Think of Jessica on “Who killed Roger Rabbit.” I just remember someone commenting that she/he had been kicked off the site. Its the internet. Unless anyone finds out, you can be anyone you want, no one can see you. Heck, for all any of us know, what you really like are dogs!
Stratergist was a walking disaster. Ugh. What a joke. I’m thinking either a plot to corrupt FR by GLSEN or some college-level queer organization. Either that or DU again.
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