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Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by WoundedLamb: 3:33am On Aug 25
Good evening guys (or good morning if you're in Nigeria).

Sorry to bother you all. Regarding the thread's subject, it's something I've been pondering on for a while. Something I consider strange probably cause of limited knowledge and that's why I'm bringing it here so you guys can enlighten me.

You might not have noticed but I beseech you to start observing from today if interested. New strange accounts are created everyday (actually every night) on Nairaland, each telling the same story. It's apparent that someone or a group of people is behind this but what I don't quite get is the end goal. It's an organized process as the writers share similar linguistic styles and modus operandi. They always write about how black people are dying of corona more in the US or how corona originated from an American laboratory or how Trump placed the travel ban too late or the moniker would claim to be a US resident who had the virus in December (long before it officially got into the US). As these accounts are created, the old ones continue posting the same story. They don't comment on other threads and they don't mind the fact that people hardly comment on their threads.

These accounts are created around midnight or afterwards. I live in North America so that's my early evening and the time I normally come online and I usually scan through new topics after going through the front page. I noticed these repetitious threads long ago but I didn't take them seriously given that the pandemic was trending and bloggers were milking it dry. Then I noticed that most of them didn't have any external link and those that do weren't pointing to blogs but other news channels so they weren't the handiwork of some ambitious bloggers. That was when I decided to check out these guys and voila, most of the threads were created just the same day as the accounts! I was thrilled but decided to observe for a longer time before sharing and as unbelievable as it may seem, the same thing happened every night. As I am typing this, today's account has appeared and the story remains the same. Like I said, I've been noticing this for a while so the oldest of these accounts were created in June or thereabouts and if you check their profiles, you'd see they've been repeating the same thing ever since.

The only logical explanation I could come up with was that there might be a well coordinated anti-Trump or anti-US or anti-democracy or anti-westernization campaign going on here (either the person or persons behind these threads are not in Nigeria or they, for reasons best known to them, only operate at night). But the question would be, why take the pain to bring such campaign to Nairaland? It doesn't just add up.

At this point, I believe there's something I don't know that maybe those in Nigeria can explain. Has any of you been noticing this too? Does anyone know who they are and what the aim is?

Just tonight alone:

https://www.nairaland.com/6075396/im-almost-certain-when-ill#93193015[b] (account created tonight)[/b]

https://www.nairaland.com/6075399/trump-issued-covid-19-travel-restrictions#93193031 (account created tonight)

https://www.nairaland.com/6075409/u.s-black-counties-account-more#93193150 (account created tonight)

https://www.nairaland.com/6075348/high-death-rate-black-people

https://www.nairaland.com/6075351/ethnic-minority-novel-coronavirus-high

https://www.nairaland.com/6075352/virus-destroying-black-community

https://www.nairaland.com/6075353/high-proportion-lead-poisoning-among

https://www.nairaland.com/6075382/epidemic-situation-united-states-more

https://www.nairaland.com/6075385/u.s-coronavirus-deaths-cross-100000

https://www.nairaland.com/6075390/10-percent-coronavirus-patients-diabetes#93192959

https://www.nairaland.com/6075428/african-americans-comprise-more-than

https://www.nairaland.com/6075429/fauci-warns-against-rushed-approval#93193349

Cc: Seun, Lalasticlala, HumbledbYGrace

NB: I'll remove take down this thread once I have mind settling explanation.

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Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by daddytime(m): 3:50am On Aug 25
WoundedLamb:
Good [/sub]

I have been noticing the same trend for as long as you have done. The only difference is, I just scroll past the threads without ever opening them thinking they were created by the usual traffick-seeking bloggers.

Now that you've talked about it, I'm equally funnily curious about it too.

I suspect Chinese agents at work, having gone through one of such posts a minute ago.

Trump is being decampaigned. Lol

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Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by WoundedLamb: 4:00am On Aug 25
daddytime:


I have been noticing the same trend for as long as you have done. The only difference is, I just scroll past the threads without ever opening them thinking they were created by the usual traffick-seeking bloggers.

Now that you've talked about it, I'm equally funnily curious about it too.

Glad I'm not the only one noticing it. I've updated the post to show the news ones that came in tonight. Strange!

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Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by Nobody: 4:09am On Aug 25
LoL
Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by Johnny4President: 4:14am On Aug 25
I noticed their inconsequential post/thread most times, but me no send angry

I don't have the time/power to click/read useless contents.

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Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by WoundedLamb: 4:25am On Aug 25
Johnny4President:
I noticed their inconsequential post/thread most times, but me no send angry

I don't have the time/power to click/read useless contents.

Actually, such threads don't normally get my attention too. I just find the entire mode of operation strange.

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Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by Johnny4President: 4:34am On Aug 25
WoundedLamb:


Actually, such threads don't normally get my attention too. I just find the entire mode of operation strange.
...and irritating.

Funny Stupid enough, the mod's ain't doing shit to send those nitwits back to their holes.

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Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by udemzyudex(m): 4:36am On Aug 25
New accounts with over 30 topics already sad

Looks like some people are on a mission.

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Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by illicit(m): 4:42am On Aug 25
Yes I noticed

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Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by WoundedLamb: 4:49am On Aug 25
Johnny4President:
...and irritating.

Funny Stupid enough, the mod's ain't doing shit to send those nitwits back to their holes.


Well, to be fair, they are probably incapacitated (you can't stop the new accounts from popping up) or they just don't see any harm these guys can possibly cause. Besides, it can be argued that everyone has the right to create any thread provided no rule is violated. Nevertheless, it's really eerie.

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Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by WoundedLamb: 4:49am On Aug 25
udemzyudex:
New accounts with over 30 topics already sad

Looks like some people are on a mission.

Apparently!
Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by WoundedLamb: 4:50am On Aug 25
illicit:
Yes I noticed

Thank you!

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Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by Johnny4President: 4:55am On Aug 25
WoundedLamb:


Well, to be fair, they are probably incapacitated (you can't stop the new accounts from popping up) or they just don't see any harm these guys can possibly cause. Besides, it can be argued that everyone has the right to create any thread provided no rule is violated. Nevertheless, it's really eerie.

True words bro.

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Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by pyyxxaro: 5:33am On Aug 25
They are Herdsmen

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Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by loyedammy: 5:46am On Aug 25
I noticed same too ......I’m guessing that person is a Chinese agent, trying to change narrative or misinform. Obviously the agent is not In Nigeria considering the time.


Agent zu Cheng....no matter what you post here, it is still a Chinese virus.

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Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by WoundedLamb: 6:05am On Aug 25
loyedammy:
I noticed same too ......I’m guessing that person is a Chinese agent, trying to change narrative or misinform. Obviously the agent is not In Nigeria considering the time.


Agent zu Cheng....no matter what you post here, it is still a Chinese virus.

grin grin grin grin

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Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by Origin(f): 6:30am On Aug 25
Noticed it and was about to complain....


And even though you scroll past this topic, its already stuck in your brain. The repetitive nature of the topic is that without any evidence, one already believes that the virus originated from the US and that it was made to target black people.....

Never opened the threads but that trend and thread of thought is now stuck in my brain.

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Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by Greatzeus(m): 10:02am On Aug 25
Johnny4President:
...and irritating.

Funny Stupid enough, the mod's ain't doing shit to send those nitwits back to their holes.

What offence did they commit? My time is valuable unlike you I don't go about opening every tom dick and Harry thread,so no I haven't noticed them.
The same emotional black mail you people bring into Nigerian political discussions,is what you playing on US politics that doesn't concern you,smh

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Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by Greatzeus(m): 10:05am On Aug 25
daddytime:


I have been noticing the same trend for as long as you have done. The only difference is, I just scroll past the threads without ever opening them thinking they were created by the usual traffick-seeking bloggers.

Now that you've talked about it, I'm equally funnily curious about it too.

I suspect Chinese agents at work, having gone through one of such posts a minute ago.

Trump is being decampaigned. Lol
About Trump being decampaigned, I disagree. He doesn't need anyone to do that. Trump is doing more than enough to decampaingn himself.

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Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by Georgekyrian(m): 10:41am On Aug 25
I believe Spy monitors from different countries make use of Nairaland too, as some of our politicians or celebrities also uses it unanonimously... so nothing special

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Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by Notatribalist(m): 10:46am On Aug 25
WoundedLamb:
Good evening guys (or good morning if you're in Nigeria).

Sorry to bother you all. Regarding the thread's subject, it's something I've been pondering on for a while. Something I consider strange probably cause of limited knowledge and that's why I'm bringing it here so you guys can enlighten me.

You might not have noticed but I beseech you to start observing from today if interested. New strange accounts are created everyday (actually every night) on Nairaland, each telling the same story. It's apparent that someone or a group of people is behind this but what I don't quite get is the end goal. It's an organized process as the writers share similar linguistics styles and modus operandi. They always write about how black people are dying of corona more in the US or how corona originated from an American laboratory or how Trump placed the travel ban too late or the moniker would claim to be a US resident who had the virus in December (long before it officially got into the US). As these accounts are created, the old ones continue posting the same story. They don't comment on other threads and they don't mind the fact that people hardly comment on their threads.

These accounts are created around midnight or afterwards. I live in North America so that's my early evening and the time I normally come online and I usually scan through new topics after going through the front page. I noticed these repetitious threads long ago but I didn't take them seriously given that the pandemic was trending and bloggers were milking it dry. Then I noticed that most of them didn't have any external link and those that do weren't pointing to blogs but other news channels so they weren't the handiwork of some ambitious bloggers. That was when I decided to check out these guys and voila, most of the threads were created just the same day as the accounts! I was thrilled but decided to observe for a longer time before sharing and as unbelievable as it may seem, the same thing happened every night. As I am typing this, today's account has appeared and the story remains the same. Like I said, I've been noticing this for a while so the oldest of these accounts were created in June or thereabouts and if you check their profiles, you'd see they've been repeating the same thing ever since.

The only logical explanation I could come up with was that there might be a well coordinated anti-Trump or anti-US or anti-democracy or anti-westernization campaign going on here (either the person or persons behind these threads are not in Nigeria or they, for reasons best known to them, only operate at night). But the question would be, why take the pain to bring such campaign to Nairaland? It doesn't just add up.

At this point, I believe there's something I don't know that maybe those in Nigeria can explain. Has any of you been noticing this too? Does anyone know who they are and what the aim is?

Just tonight alone:

https://www.nairaland.com/6075396/im-almost-certain-when-ill#93193015[b] (account created tonight)[/b]

https://www.nairaland.com/6075399/trump-issued-covid-19-travel-restrictions#93193031 (account created tonight)

https://www.nairaland.com/6075409/u.s-black-counties-account-more#93193150 (account created tonight)

https://www.nairaland.com/6075348/high-death-rate-black-people

https://www.nairaland.com/6075351/ethnic-minority-novel-coronavirus-high

https://www.nairaland.com/6075352/virus-destroying-black-community

https://www.nairaland.com/6075353/high-proportion-lead-poisoning-among

https://www.nairaland.com/6075382/epidemic-situation-united-states-more

https://www.nairaland.com/6075385/u.s-coronavirus-deaths-cross-100000

https://www.nairaland.com/6075390/10-percent-coronavirus-patients-diabetes#93192959

https://www.nairaland.com/6075428/african-americans-comprise-more-than

https://www.nairaland.com/6075429/fauci-warns-against-rushed-approval#93193349

Cc: Seun, Lalasticlala, HumbledbYGrace

NB: I'll remove take down this thread once I have mind settling explanation.
Your daytime is someone else's night.maybe they live in another country
Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by Unnerve: 10:49am On Aug 25
In case you haven't noticed, the anti-american campaign is gaining steam around the world.
Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by WoundedLamb: 11:57am On Aug 25
Notatribalist:
Your daytime is someone else's night.maybe they live in another country

Already acknowledged that in the post. The time aside, the pattern is odd

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Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by WoundedLamb: 12:02pm On Aug 25
Origin:
Noticed it and was about to complain....


And even though you scroll past this topic, its already stuck in your brain. The repetitive nature of the topic is that without any evidence, one already believes that the virus originated from the US and that it was made to target black people.....

Never opened the threads but that trend and thread of thought is now stuck in my brain.

Well, regardless of how many times it appears, I'm the least affected by the campaign. The repetitive nature even makes it less effective for me. I'm only being curious. But yeah, you're far from the truth. It could be working on many others.

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Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by WoundedLamb: 12:03pm On Aug 25
Georgekyrian:
I believe Spy monitors from different countries make use of Nairaland too, as some of our politicians or celebrities also uses it unanonimously... so nothing special

I actually agree with you now. Probably they targeted major forums in all the continents.

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Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by WoundedLamb: 12:06pm On Aug 25
Unnerve:
In case you haven't noticed, the anti-american campaign is gaining steam around the world.

I noticed and I wouldn't have bothered if not for the peculiar consistent pattern of the one here on Nairaland.

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Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by WoundedLamb: 12:13pm On Aug 25
Greatzeus:

What offence did they commit? My time is valuable unlike you I don't go about opening every tom dick and Harry thread,so no I haven't noticed them.
The same emotional black mail you people bring into Nigerian political discussions,is what you playing on US politics that doesn't concern you,smh

Decorum, bro. You don't have to get personal. No one is fighting and you don't know the person you quoted well enough to conclude you're busier than he is. An observant mind doesn't have to open all the threads to figure out a pattern, merely scrolling through the page like I did is enough. Bedsides, he already acknowledged up there that the monikers aren't precisely guilty of any apparent offence. Like I mentioned earlier, I'm not even interested in the content of their message but curious about who might be behind it.

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Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by WoundedLamb: 12:16pm On Aug 25
Greatzeus:

About Trump being decampaigned, I disagree. He doesn't need anyone to do that. Trump is doing more than enough to decampaingn himself.

Nevertheless, it is the job of the opposition party to decampaign him. I just don't think that's the case here. It would be ridiculous to even imagine the Americans are bringing their campaign to Nairaland. Lol

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Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by VickyRotex(f): 3:35am On Aug 26
Some comments though cheesy cheesy

Ehmmm lemme keep kwayet. lipsrsealed lipsrsealed

They are Lala's bots grin

I remember commenting on some, couple of months ago.

https://www.nairaland.com/5959631/see-truth#91217328

https://www.nairaland.com/5942161/see-truth#90931991

https://www.nairaland.com/6063070/oh-thats-bad#92976429
Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by WoundedLamb: 12:54pm On Aug 26
VickyRotex:
Some comments though cheesy cheesy

Ehmmm lemme keep kwayet. lipsrsealed lipsrsealed

They are Lala's bots grin

I remember commenting on some, couple of months ago.

https://www.nairaland.com/5959631/see-truth#91217328

https://www.nairaland.com/5942161/see-truth#90931991

https://www.nairaland.com/6063070/oh-thats-bad#92976429

Lol... I can see they aren't new to you. Why do you call them Lala's bots? Is there something we should know? undecided

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Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by sunboy(m): 3:12pm On Aug 26
That has been happening for a while.
Some support Democrats and some Republicans.

I won’t be surprised to know that Foreign government agencies are monitoring and influencing on here.

What annoys me more is that, they don’t care about anybody not responding to their posts, they keep posting and sometimes quote themselves to respond.

It’s just annoying; I suggest the moderators add some extra layer of requirements for account opening, probably add phone number verification or something like that.

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Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by WoundedLamb: 3:43pm On Aug 26
sunboy:
That has been happening for a while.
Some support Democrats and some Republicans.

I won’t be surprised to know that Foreign government agencies are monitoring and influencing on here.

What annoys me more is that, they don’t care about anybody not responding to their posts, they keep posting and sometimes quote themselves to respond.

It’s just annoying; I suggest the moderators add some extra layer of requirements for account opening, probably add phone number verification or something like that.

They don't. It shows that they don't really care about the message but rather bent on reaching a particular number of threads/posts within a specified period. A character typical of paid agents.

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