Troll farm active on Macrumors

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  1. SoyCapitanSoyCapitan macrumors 601

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    Off topic but I have to post it to my fellow Mac Pro community.

    After some weeks of trying, I managed to get an invite into a Russian troll farm chatroom by posing as a Moldovan sympathetic to their action on Twitter and wanting to help them. I have been speaking with them for this whole of July. They said they were active on Macrumors spreading anti-democratic anti-scientific and pro-conspiracy materials because this was a very busy forum with many westerners and is a big target. They said they are mostly active on the MBP and General Discussion and Politics boards.

    If you see all these posts with pro-neocon messaging, anti-Semitic rants, crypto scammers, and ridiculous links to Natural News etc then you are being targeted. This information is going to be my last posts here and I have to go dark. I wish the long term members well, good luck.
     
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  4. MacDawg macrumors Core

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    Take the children and yourself
    And hide out in the cellar
    By now the fighting will be close at hand
    Don't believe the church and state
    And everything they tell you
    Believe in me, I'm with the high command

    There's a gun and ammunition
    Just inside the doorway
    Use it only in emergency
    Better you should pray to God
    The Father and the Spirit
    Will guide you and protect from up here

    Swear allegiance to the flag
    Whatever flag they offer
    Never hint at what you really feel
    Teach the children quietly
    For some day sons and daughters
    Will rise up and fight while we stand still

    Can you hear me, can you hear me running?
    Can you hear me running, can you hear me calling you?
     
  5. millerj123 macrumors 68000

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    Great song. Thanks for sharing. I wouldn’t be surprised about the Ruskies.
     
  6. keysofanxiety macrumors G3

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    Thank you for your dangerous work and for having the courage to warn us about political comments targeting a forum about Apple products.

    I would ask more but I’m afraid you’d have to kill me. Remember to use a burner phone and try to get off the grid as best you can. Electronic transactions can be traced so only use paper money and go by a fake name like Spud McKenzie.

    You’re a wanted man. Godspeed and bless you for your service.
     
  7. Zenithal macrumors G3

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    Going to have to dig the large bottle of beer I had earlier and see if it had hallucinogenics in it. This thread.... wow.
     
  8. LizKat macrumors 603

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    Thread probably belongs in Site and Forum Feedback but it's more entertaining over here.

    Still trying to process the idea a post #1 in a thread has been immediately deemed "off topic" by the thread starter himself.

    That's before getting to the part about how it's critical to share the post out to the Mac Pro Community, which has its own forum.

    I suppose it's remotely possible we're looking at a ....

    Well no. He's trying to report presence of such, not signal he is one.

    You know I do want to believe in trolls, the kind meant to hang out under bridges and chuckle softly. But I like to think they have a better grip on their surroundings before I chat them up.
     
  9. Zenithal macrumors G3

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    Troll farms are real, especially in the Caucuses. Though I can't see the point in making a mac forum their target.
     
  10. LizKat macrumors 603

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    Not to get all political but it's probably because of some folk in PRSI carrying on about libruls.

    Can't let them thar libruls get a leg up anywhere really.
     
  11. Altis macrumors 68030

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    Seems like a pretty odd choice of time allocation seeing as PRSI is the same 20 people bickering the same points. :p
     
  12. Matz Contributor

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    I’m confused. Wouldn’t they be considered Troll Ranches?
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    Never mind.
     
  13. LizKat macrumors 603

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    yeah so is it because they want to recruit us? We all know our respective talking points. Every troll has to have someone acting as counterpart to keep it a little more real... so sounds like they could be looking to recruit us all and to work much bigger crowds. Too bad I aced my FB setup 10 years ago. Ya think they'd give me a new one? I could become a whole new thing.
     
  14. Zenithal macrumors G3

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    That's but one small area with only a small subset of active posters. The OP's behavior reminds me of this French comedy show I once watched a few years ago wherein one of the characters believe he's a mole and hilarity ensues.
     
  15. MacDawg macrumors Core

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    Pretty sure the PRSI is their secret boot camp Training School for trolls
    Putin's Recruiting School, Inc.

    I've probably said too much...
     
  16. LizKat macrumors 603

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    It was nice jousting with ya.. :)
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    Let's get real here no one would even claim this guy. False flag operation. He's from HP or Dell and wouldn't know a Russian troll from a standard teenaged PC malware distributor. At least not a troll prepared to take on the mighty Mac Pro Community.
     
  17. 556fmjoe macrumors 68000

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    Do you recall what Clemenceau once said about trolling? ... He said "Trolling is too important to be left to the generals." When he said that, fifty years ago, he may have been right. But today trolling is too important to be left to the bots. They have neither the time, the training, nor the inclination for strategic thought. I can no longer sit back and allow Russian infiltration, Russian indoctrination, Russian subversion, and the international Russian conspiracy to sap and impurify all of our precious bodily fluids.
     
  18. baypharm macrumors 68000

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    Makes for interesting reading but the Ruskies won't publicly admit their operations. I guess the OP is feeling jolly today.
     
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    “Tinker Tailor MacPro Spy” - There’s no telling how far they have infiltrated MacRumors!

    everyone is suspect
     
  21. user_xyz macrumors regular

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    I agree OP is treading in Dangerous Waters-May he find Strength to continue the good Fight!!
     
  22. theapplehead macrumors 6502

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    Haha. I hear you coming for me :p

    I think it can be on both sides. I’ve also seen it completely unrelated to politics with some people just trolling because they dislike another user.
     
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    So in PRSI…. they are not Trumpists, they are nuclear wessels! :p
     
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