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Liberal 'trolls' post list of conservative Facebook pages marked for takeover
examiner.com ^ | January 24, 2014 | Joe Newby

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ...


TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Politics
KEYWORDS: facebook; facebookisthedevil

1 posted on 01/28/2014 7:37:13 PM PST by T Ruth
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To: T Ruth

Want to bet federal tax dollars will pay “national security” employees as trolls glorifying King Obama on these pages.


2 posted on 01/28/2014 7:42:35 PM PST by peyton randolph (Show me the man and I will find the crime. - Lavrenti Beria)
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To: T Ruth

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?


3 posted on 01/28/2014 7:43:11 PM PST by Tzimisce
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To: Tzimisce

Never give up! Never give up! Never give up! — Winston Churchill


4 posted on 01/28/2014 7:45:56 PM PST by T Ruth (Islam shall be defeated.)
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To: T Ruth

Free Republic isn’t on the list.


5 posted on 01/28/2014 7:50:31 PM PST by gitmo (If your theology doesn't become your biography, what good is it?)
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To: T Ruth

Brownshirt tactics. We are about in 1932, I think. Few interesting years ahead.


6 posted on 01/28/2014 7:51:47 PM PST by Former Proud Canadian (Cruz/Palin 2016)
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To: Tzimisce
Most of the conservative Facebook boards I’ve been on (including Free Republic) won’t fight the trolls.

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.

7 posted on 01/28/2014 8:06:02 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (If you don't stand up, you don't stand a chance.)
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To: Former Proud Canadian; peyton randolph

Yup.


8 posted on 01/28/2014 8:08:10 PM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

I believe you are correct.


9 posted on 01/28/2014 8:24:32 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: T Ruth

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.


10 posted on 01/28/2014 8:34:59 PM PST by hotshu (Redistribution of wealth by the government is nothing but theft under the color of law.)
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To: T Ruth

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.


11 posted on 01/28/2014 8:36:01 PM PST by KrisKrinkle (Blessed be those who know the depth and breadth of their ignorance. Cursed be those who don't.)
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To: hotshu
Does the screen name Ash ring any bells?

YEP.

Unless I am mistaken Ash was a "problem."

But I do recall the name.

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12 posted on 01/28/2014 8:46:57 PM PST by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: hotshu

Tr(ash)

Don’t forget Quidam.


13 posted on 01/28/2014 8:47:49 PM PST by Pete from Shawnee Mission
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To: T Ruth
Rotten people!
14 posted on 01/28/2014 8:57:06 PM PST by freerepublicchat
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To: KrisKrinkle

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.


15 posted on 01/28/2014 9:22:34 PM PST by crazycatlady
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To: Pete from Shawnee Mission; TLI

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.


16 posted on 01/28/2014 9:31:24 PM PST by hotshu (Redistribution of wealth by the government is nothing but theft under the "color" of law.)
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To: Pete from Shawnee Mission; hotshu

What about that guy who also wrote for WND and always posed in pics with a cigarette.

Signore or something?

And wasn’t there someone else, with a handle that was a synonym for some large weed that has overgrown the south east U.S.?


17 posted on 01/28/2014 10:04:04 PM PST by Yehuda (Pres Obortion, Sen.McAnus, Hillary Abedin Clinton all kiss the *ss of the muslim brotherhood. A cs p)
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To: Former Proud Canadian
1938 is more like it. Or 1860.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

18 posted on 01/28/2014 10:49:55 PM PST by wku man (We are the 53%! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUXN0GDuLN4)
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To: All

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”!


19 posted on 01/28/2014 11:11:29 PM PST by hotshu (Redistribution of wealth by the government is nothing but theft under the "color" of law.)
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To: T Ruth

“We have no morals and we will attack you.” Pajama Boy


20 posted on 01/29/2014 3:49:03 AM PST by Excellence (All your database are belong to us.)
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To: peyton randolph

” 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?


21 posted on 01/29/2014 6:43:01 AM PST by ladyrustic
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To: ladyrustic
Here's the link to one story about government trolls manipulating social media.

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.

22 posted on 01/29/2014 7:28:40 AM PST by peyton randolph (Show me the man and I will find the crime. - Lavrenti Beria)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

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...


23 posted on 01/29/2014 9:08:58 AM PST by Tzimisce
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To: KrisKrinkle
I think FR has been infiltrated by trolls and leftist fellow travelers whose intent is to make us look bad.

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.

24 posted on 01/29/2014 3:03:17 PM PST by T Ruth (Islam shall be defeated.)
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To: ladyrustic
For example, there is Media Matters, a Soros-funded astroturfing group.

"As of early 2011, Media Matters had an annual budget exceeding $10 million and employed a staff of approximately 90 people."

25 posted on 01/29/2014 3:16:40 PM PST by T Ruth (Islam shall be defeated.)
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To: hotshu
I do remember Ash, but I cannot remember any particular point of view associated with the name.

But you're right, this is not new, it is continuing.

26 posted on 01/29/2014 5:51:56 PM PST by T Ruth (Islam shall be defeated.)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

1935, I think.


27 posted on 01/29/2014 5:53:17 PM PST by T Ruth (Islam shall be defeated.)
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To: T Ruth
Yeah it has the feeling of the 30's, but with a distinctly American flavor, and a techno twist.

Maybe there will be a huge fiscal crisis in 2015 and Obama will have to confiscate all the gold.

28 posted on 01/29/2014 7:08:24 PM PST by Former Proud Canadian (Cruz/Palin 2016)
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To: T Ruth

Bookmark


29 posted on 01/29/2014 7:25:15 PM PST by 2nd amendment mama ( www.2asisters.org | Self defense is a basic human right!)
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To: hotshu

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!


30 posted on 01/29/2014 7:37:02 PM PST by Pete from Shawnee Mission
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To: Yehuda

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!


31 posted on 01/29/2014 7:46:33 PM PST by Pete from Shawnee Mission
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To: Pete from Shawnee Mission

A guy who pretended to be a redhead? Did he dye his hair?


32 posted on 01/29/2014 11:06:01 PM PST by crazycatlady
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To: crazycatlady

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!


33 posted on 02/01/2014 1:59:28 PM PST by Pete from Shawnee Mission
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

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.


34 posted on 02/03/2014 9:04:27 PM PST by Viennacon
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