I wonder how many other groups supposedly supporting Trump are simply trolls trying to damage this country?
Courtesy of NBC News:
Facebook removed hundreds of accounts on Thursday from a foreign troll farm posing as African-Americans in support of Donald Trump and QAnon supporters. It also removed hundreds of fake accounts linked to conservative media outlet The Epoch Times that pushed pro-Trump conspiracy theories about coronavirus and protests in the U.S.
Facebook took down the accounts as part of its enforcement against coordinated inauthentic behavior, which is the use of fake accounts to inflate the reach of content or products on social media.
The foreign pro-Trump troll farm was based in Romania and pushed content on Instagram under names like “BlackPeopleVoteForTrump” and on Facebook under “We Love Our President.”
Troll farms — groups of people that work together to manipulate internet discourse with fake accounts — are often outsourced and purchased by foreign governments or businesses to push specific political talking points. Nathaniel Gleicher, Facebook’s head of security policy, said the troll farm’s motivations were unclear, but they didn’t see “clear evidence of financial motivation” or “clear links to known commercial actors in this space.”
Facebook stressed that the takedowns were based on “behavior, not content,” like breaking rules against creating fake accounts to boost engagement on some pieces of content.
I want so desperately to believe that all of Trump’s support comes from trolls who simply want to watch the world burn, like our own terminally ignorant troll here on IM, but clearly there are those who legitimately support him even after all of this time.
I actually do not know what is more pathetic a troll pretending to support Donald Trump for money or simply to start conflict on the internet, or people who are actually so brain-damaged that they believe is qualified to lead this country?
It’s kind of a toss-up really.