Just in case I needed any confirmation that Russian troll factories were still out there and active, I was surprised a day or so ago to get two new followers on Twitter
It has to be because, after reading this piece in the New York TimesMeet the Renegades of the Intellectual Dark Web
on some leading conservative intellectuals, I thought I'd follow one I wasn't already. Hope anyone reading this notices how broad the range is of accounts I do follow
So, someone is running some code picking up people who start to follow at least one of these conservative intellectuals, and follows them, which naturally interests the person being followed in who they might be. So I have a quick look at their time lines, and oddly enough it seems to be all about trying to undermine the legitimacy of the the Mueller inquiry.
Who would have guessed?
How do we as a society deal with this? I'd like to think GCHQ has some code in turn monitoring the trolls, and maybe then monitoring me to see if I start buying into their propaganda. I guess that's how MI5 monitor Islamicists getting radicalised on line.
How spooky is this? I tend to accept that this is just how things are, and that the main way to deal with it is for people to understand how it works, hence posting here.