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Post by Thorin on Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:55 pm

Labour’s election campaign is being boosted by fake social media accounts that pump out positive messages about Jeremy Corbyn thousands of times per day, The Daily Telegraph can reveal.

One in eight messages about British politics posted on Twitter are generated by automated accounts known as web robots or “bots”.

Individual accounts each post up to 1,000 messages per day attacking Theresa May or promoting Labour. They are set up to look like personal user accounts to trick other users into thinking real people are backing Labour. Automated accounts also back other parties, but to a far smaller degree.

They were described last night by Oxford University researchers as “worrying” because of the power of automated accounts to “distort” and influence views. Twitter is predominantly used by young people, who are also more likely to be Labour supporters.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/06/01/exclusive-labour-election-campaign-boosted-fake-twitter-accounts/


Its Trump all over again, accept the propaganda machine is better tuned from the Far Left this time.

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Re: Exclusive: Labour election campaign boosted by fake Twitter accounts

Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:00 am

Laughing

Typical pathetic Tory poppycock...

Those conservatives are getting more desperate by the day..

Nothing like a right whinger crying over others's dirty tricks -- wishing they'd thought of it first.

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Post by nicko on Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:15 am

Sleep Sleep Sleep Sleep Sleep Sleep Sleep
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Re: Exclusive: Labour election campaign boosted by fake Twitter accounts

Post by Thorin on Fri Jun 02, 2017 11:01 am

WhoseYourWolfie wrote:Laughing

Typical pathetic Tory poppycock...

Those conservatives are getting more desperate by the day..

Nothing like a right whinger crying over others's dirty tricks --  wishing they'd thought of it first.


So something researched and has happened during the Trump campaign is now poppycock?

Wow

How the views change dependent on the extremes of the Political scales.

If Trump supporters engineer this, rightly some the left speak out.

When the Far Left do this, the left do a turn about face and claim desperation

Double standards at its best it seems

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Re: Exclusive: Labour election campaign boosted by fake Twitter accounts

Post by Angry Andy on Fri Jun 02, 2017 11:45 am

nicko wrote:Sleep Sleep Sleep Sleep Sleep Sleep Sleep
Bang on the nail, Nicko, this tory smear campaign is getting boring.
[size=32]We need real issues  discussed.[/size]
[size=32]Such as......
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Why wont they cost their manifesto?

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Re: Exclusive: Labour election campaign boosted by fake Twitter accounts

Post by Thorin on Fri Jun 02, 2017 11:46 am

Angry Andy wrote:
nicko wrote:Sleep Sleep Sleep Sleep Sleep Sleep Sleep
Bang on the nsil, Nicko, this tory smear campaign is getting boring.
We need real issues  discussed.
Such as......

Why wont they cost their manifesto?


Why don;t Labour's Andy?

Economists, say it clearly does not add up

I showed a link showing both don't, so why highlight one, when both dont?

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Re: Exclusive: Labour election campaign boosted by fake Twitter accounts

Post by Fred Moletrousers on Fri Jun 02, 2017 5:41 pm

Angry Andy wrote:
nicko wrote:Sleep Sleep Sleep Sleep Sleep Sleep Sleep
Bang on the nail, Nicko, this tory smear campaign is getting boring.
[size=32]We need real issues  discussed.[/size]
[size=32]Such as......
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Why wont they cost their manifesto?

What, like pledging billion upon billion on practically everything that everyone wants (if only!) and then getting the would-be Chancellor to say, straightfaced, that it will all be funded by simply "...asking the very richest to pay a little bit more" and increasing taxes on business?

Just shake the magic money tree, eh?

Since "any fule no" that the very richest in society are able to afford tax lawyers, advisers and accountants who are a damn site brighter than the brightest in HMRC (and light years ahead of the sort of goon who works as a "special adviser" for a political party - any political party) it is almost inevitable that loopholes will be exploited and exciting new means of legal avoidance will be invented...and the tax take will actually be lower.

I'm not defending it. I'm not condoning it. As an ordinary taxpayer I can't afford the same sort of advice and I'm envious, and as always it will be the ordinary taxpayer, mainly in the 40 per cent bracket, who will be screwed until, as Denis Healey once said, the pips squeak.

Meanwhile mainly small to medium sized businesses will become uncompetitive because of Labour's punitive tax policy; closures will mount, jobs will be lost by the thousand and investment will dry up...and Diane Abbott and Jeremy Corbyn will still be trying desperately to master their five times table.
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Re: Exclusive: Labour election campaign boosted by fake Twitter accounts

Post by sassy on Fri Jun 02, 2017 5:45 pm

Guess none of you know about the money the Cons are spending on ads with fake news on FB? Thought not. Or there twitter accounts belting out fake news.

As for that money tree Fred:


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Re: Exclusive: Labour election campaign boosted by fake Twitter accounts

Post by Thorin on Fri Jun 02, 2017 5:48 pm

Where is the link to that Sassy?

Facebook?

lol!

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Post by sassy on Fri Jun 02, 2017 6:45 pm

No, that was done for those of low intellect who can't read a manifesto and understand the figures, kinda economics for dummies, really applicable.  

As for the tory adss, that actually targetted them to stopped ads urging people to vote, how fucking low can you go.   Mind you, this campaign has shown us that every time you think the Cons can't get any lower they set out to prove you wrong.



Tories ‘used Facebook dark ads to drown out adverts urging young people to vote’

Read more: http://metro.co.uk/2017/05/29/tories-used-facebook-dark-ads-to-drown-out-adverts-urging-young-people-to-vote-6669250/#ixzz4irsp86Zf



http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/news/bath-news/bath-conservative-association-accused-aggressive-87192

Bath Conservative Association accused of 'aggressive' behaviour towards Bath residents on Twitter

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Re: Exclusive: Labour election campaign boosted by fake Twitter accounts

Post by Thorin on Fri Jun 02, 2017 6:50 pm

sassy wrote:No, that was done for those of low intellect who can't read a manifesto and understand the figures, kinda economics for dummies, really applicable.  

As for the tory adss, that actually targetted them to stopped ads urging people to vote, how fucking low can you go.   Mind you, this campaign has shown us that every time you think the Cons can't get any lower they set out to prove you wrong.



Tories ‘used Facebook dark ads to drown out adverts urging young people to vote’

Read more: http://metro.co.uk/2017/05/29/tories-used-facebook-dark-ads-to-drown-out-adverts-urging-young-people-to-vote-6669250/#ixzz4irsp86Zf



http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/news/bath-news/bath-conservative-association-accused-aggressive-87192

Bath Conservative Association accused of 'aggressive' behaviour towards Bath residents on Twitter

Really, you said what was being sent on fake adds on facebook

So you just showed the manifesto

The link makes a claim, and that is your evidence?



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Post by sassy on Fri Jun 02, 2017 6:51 pm

I included all points, but next I'll make sure to do one at a time, as your poor little brain can't handle that. Evil or Very Mad Rolling Eyes

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Post by Thorin on Fri Jun 02, 2017 6:53 pm

sassy wrote:I included all points, but next I'll make sure to do one at a time, as your poor little brain can't handle that.  Evil or Very Mad Rolling Eyes

handle the fact the link makes an unsubstantiated claim

Even funnier your previous post was the manifesto tree of money which you claimed fake FB adds off.

Thanks sassy, that just cracked me up at your gullibility

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Re: Exclusive: Labour election campaign boosted by fake Twitter accounts

Post by Thorin on Fri Jun 02, 2017 11:12 pm

Jeremy Corbyn has been urged to tackle Labour bots promoting his messages on Twitter by the former culture media and sport select committee chairman.

Damian Collins, a Conservative MP, said all parties should take the rise of fake social media accounts seriously and called on the Labour leader to take a "zero-tolerance approach" to the bots.

It came as a Telegraph investigation revealed the party is being boosted by accounts set up to look like genuine users but whose purpose is solely to retweet and share messages of support for Labour during the election.

The practice "has the potential to distort the conversation, it's megaphoning marginal viewpoints", according to experts at Oxford University, who found over 20,000 supportive tweets for Labour were sent by automated accounts in just one week during the campaign.


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/06/02/pressure-jeremy-corbyn-tackle-fake-twitter-accounts-posting/

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Post by Fred Moletrousers on Fri Jun 02, 2017 11:34 pm

sassy wrote:Guess none of you know about the money the Cons are spending on ads with fake news on FB?   Thought not.   Or there twitter accounts belting out fake news.

As for that money tree Fred:


Yes, and I'm about as convinced by it as I am convinced by the Monster Raving Loony Party's pledge to abolish income tax on the grounds that it was only temporary to pay for the Napoleonic War.

I place all election pledges in the same category as Tory Blair's "education, education, education"...a few years before his government achieved the distinction of dragging the UK down from the top half of the OECD international league table in key subjects attainment to, er, the bottom half.
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Re: Exclusive: Labour election campaign boosted by fake Twitter accounts

Post by The Devil, You Know on Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:35 pm

Fred Moletrousers wrote:
Angry Andy wrote:
Bang on the nail, Nicko, this tory smear campaign is getting boring.
[size=32]We need real issues  discussed.[/size]
[size=32]Such as......
[/size]
Why wont they cost their manifesto?

What, like pledging billion upon billion on practically everything that everyone wants (if only!) and then getting the would-be Chancellor to say, straightfaced, that it will all be funded by simply "...asking the very richest to pay a little bit more" and increasing taxes on business?

Just shake the magic money tree, eh?

Since "any fule no" that the very richest in society are able to afford tax lawyers, advisers and accountants who are a damn site brighter than the brightest in HMRC (and light years ahead of the sort of goon who works as a "special adviser" for a political party - any political party) it is almost inevitable that loopholes will be exploited and exciting new means of legal avoidance will be invented...and the tax take will actually be lower.

I'm not defending it. I'm not condoning it. As an ordinary taxpayer I can't afford the same sort of advice and I'm envious,  and as always it will be the ordinary taxpayer, mainly in the 40 per cent bracket, who will be screwed until, as Denis Healey once said, the pips squeak.

Meanwhile mainly small to medium sized businesses will become uncompetitive because of Labour's punitive tax policy; closures will mount, jobs will be lost by the thousand and investment will dry up...and Diane Abbott and Jeremy Corbyn will still be trying desperately to master their five times table.
labour claim they will put more into edjookayshun, whilst at the same time effectively removing £11billion in student loans,which would suggest they would have to spend £11billion more of the edjookayshun budget on paying for those students.
It seems that corbyn's edjookayshun was not good enough to get him an a level and may explain why labours figures are so mickey mouse.

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Post by The Devil, You Know on Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:37 pm

Fred Moletrousers wrote:
Angry Andy wrote:
Bang on the nail, Nicko, this tory smear campaign is getting boring.
[size=32]We need real issues  discussed.[/size]
[size=32]Such as......
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Why wont they cost their manifesto?

What, like pledging billion upon billion on practically everything that everyone wants (if only!) and then getting the would-be Chancellor to say, straightfaced, that it will all be funded by simply "...asking the very richest to pay a little bit more" and increasing taxes on business?

Just shake the magic money tree, eh?

Since "any fule no" that the very richest in society are able to afford tax lawyers, advisers and accountants who are a damn site brighter than the brightest in HMRC (and light years ahead of the sort of goon who works as a "special adviser" for a political party - any political party) it is almost inevitable that loopholes will be exploited and exciting new means of legal avoidance will be invented...and the tax take will actually be lower.

I'm not defending it. I'm not condoning it. As an ordinary taxpayer I can't afford the same sort of advice and I'm envious,  and as always it will be the ordinary taxpayer, mainly in the 40 per cent bracket, who will be screwed until, as Denis Healey once said, the pips squeak.

Meanwhile mainly small to medium sized businesses will become uncompetitive because of Labour's punitive tax policy; closures will mount, jobs will be lost by the thousand and investment will dry up...and Diane Abbott and Jeremy Corbyn will still be trying desperately to master their five times table.
you forget to mention that those 1%ers are also the people who could most easily up sticks and take all their tax elsewhere.

the top 3000 taxpayers pay as much tax as the bottom 9million.
could we actually afford to drive those 3000 or even a third of them away with high taxes.

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Post by The Devil, You Know on Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:40 pm

sassy wrote:Guess none of you know about the money the Cons are spending on ads with fake news on FB?   Thought not.   Or there twitter accounts belting out fake news.

As for that money tree Fred:

pretty much all tax rises. As has been stated again and again labour are intending to hammer the country with the highest taxes since the late 40's.

A rise in corporation tax is actually a tax on jobs.
increasing the minimum wage by almost 30%will also cause large scale unemployment.

Unemployment will shoot up, the deficit will shoot up and the debt will rocket. and following close behind will be inflation.

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