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Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by WoundedLamb: 5:05pm On Aug 26
For anyone that cares to know, they were there last night too and I'm certain they'll be this night. Like I said earlier, the timing suggests they aren't in Nigeria. Interesting.
Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by VickyRotex(f): 1:22am On Aug 27
WoundedLamb:


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

Ahh me ke? grin I know nothing ooo lipsrsealed lipsrsealed undecided
Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by VickyRotex(f): 1:27am On Aug 27
sunboy:
That has been happening for a while.

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.

Doesn't apply here.......

Phone numbers will not work. Not everyone lives in Naija (if you're looking at it from that perspective) So depending on the criteria they're defining for verifying with phone number. (e.g., users can verify with any country code, but only one number per account. That will curb a lot). Then again, that's an extra piece of information that NL is taking from you, and you can't trust their backend configuration to be as secure as one would expect. Eventually you'll be asked to surrender all your personal information for verification purpose. Huh!
Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by WoundedLamb: 2:28am On Aug 27
VickyRotex:


Ahh me ke? grin I know nothing ooo lipsrsealed lipsrsealed undecided

Talk To me, Vicky! Talk To me!
Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by Righteousness89(m): 1:57pm On Aug 27
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.

I Respect and Salute you For this Observation..

I Have Noticed it and I can say you are 100% Correct.

It's always this Corona came into the US before this or that or How it is affecting the Black Community!

You might not be Far from the Truth on some Kind of Conspiracy ..

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Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by VickyRotex(f): 2:20am On Aug 28
WoundedLamb:


Talk To me, Vicky! Talk To me!

lol. Hold Mr. Righteousness. (poster above). He knows something undecided
Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by WoundedLamb: 2:23am On Aug 28
Righteousness89:


I Respect and Salute you For this Observation..

I Have Noticed it and I can say you are 100% Correct.

It's always this Corona came into the US before this or that or How it is affecting the Black Community!

You might not be Far from the Truth on some Kind of Conspiracy ..

I was actually wondering if I was the only noticing it. Lol

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Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by WoundedLamb: 2:26am On Aug 28
VickyRotex:


lol. Hold Mr. Righteousness. (poster above). He knows something undecided

Lol.. Ok.. Y'all are forming cabal on Nairaland.
Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by VickyRotex(f): 2:28am On Aug 28
WoundedLamb:


Lol.. Ok.. Y'all are forming cabal on Nairaland.

lol I no dey o.

Btw, they're here again grin : https://www.nairaland.com/6082148/https-2020-05-28
Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by WoundedLamb: 3:35am On Sep 01
VickyRotex:


lol I no dey o.

Btw, they're here again grin : https://www.nairaland.com/6082148/https-2020-05-28

Today's own is the strangest! It's completely in Chinese. Apparently, they are from China. See:

https://www.nairaland.com/6089760/
Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by VickyRotex(f): 2:36am On Sep 02
WoundedLamb:


Today's own is the strangest! It's completely in Chinese. Apparently, they are from China. See:

https://www.nairaland.com/6089760/

I've seen that before in a few cheesy grin

Btw, lala as usual has taken down the link.

这就是说用中文写并不意味着来自中国。
Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by WoundedLamb: 3:02am On Sep 02
VickyRotex:


I've seen that before in a few cheesy grin

Btw, lala as usual has taken down the link.

这就是说用中文写并不意味着来自中国。

Lol... our friends are from the Middle East. Wow!
Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by VickyRotex(f): 3:25pm On Sep 02
WoundedLamb:


Lol... our friends are from the Middle East. Wow!

hahaha how did "we" come to this new conclusion? cheesy
Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by WoundedLamb: 3:30am On Sep 03
VickyRotex:


hahaha how did "we" come to this new conclusion? cheesy

Oh... sorry, your friends.

So many came on tonight! The names (like this below one that just got created now) suggest that they might be bots. They are always gibberish!

https://www.nairaland.com/6094224/pandemic-hitting-black-brown-americans#93514560
Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by Nobody: 9:12am On Sep 03
Johnny4President:
...and irritating.

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


That was why I decided not to mention anything. The moderators aren't doing anything about it but they like forming oversabi when they're dealing with regular threads.

I just hope those Chinese guys don't spoil Nairaland for its owner.

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Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by LakeNyanza: 12:21pm On Sep 04
You guys should research what the
50 cent army is.... . Stay vigilant .....
Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by WoundedLamb: 2:32pm On Sep 04
LakeNyanza:
You guys should research what the
50 cent army is.... . Stay vigilant .....

Makes sense now.

I really don't know why many Nigerians trust these Chinese guys. They are way too desperate and will do anything (I mean anything) to take over the world.

Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by LakeNyanza: 3:01pm On Sep 04
Yup 50 cents per post pushing CCP propaganda.
Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by K254725: 3:07pm On Sep 04
US is a propaganda machine. Probably a CIA operation against African Americans ... They're always concocting research and theories to make them (and us by extension) feel inferior...

Plus .. bill gates is trying to force his vaccines on Africans using the same "more African Americans are dying" theory
Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by VickyRotex(f): 3:18pm On Sep 04
WoundedLamb:


Oh... sorry, your friends.

So many came on tonight! The names (like this below one that just got created now) suggest that they might be bots. They are always gibberish!

https://www.nairaland.com/6094224/pandemic-hitting-black-brown-americans#93514560

my friends bawo sad lol I meant how did you come to the conclusion that they're from Middle East? But I see that someone else has dropped another bomb.
Lemme just lipsrsealed lipsrsealed

In bold, told you some of them are lala's bots grin wink wink
Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by WoundedLamb: 3:50pm On Sep 04
VickyRotex:


my friends bawo sad lol I meant how did you come to the conclusion that they're from Middle East? But I see that someone else has dropped another bomb.
Lemme just lipsrsealed lipsrsealed

In bold, told you some of them are lala's bots grin wink wink

Lol... the investigation is on-going! Your name will be mentioned in the history of WW3! tongue
Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by VickyRotex(f): 4:49pm On Sep 04
WoundedLamb:


Lol... the investigation is on-going! Your name will be mentioned in the history of WW3! tongue

Investigation kwa lol.

In bold: Yes, as one of the brave folks that worked collectively to avert the disaster! grin cool
Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by igbesachick: 11:58pm On Sep 04
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.

actually, in most countries, the email address(needed to register in nairaland) is connected with phone number(in most countries, a person can not buy many).

see, i am also active at midnight .....i could be an agent too
Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by igbesachick: 12:05am On Sep 05
WoundedLamb:


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 is paid agents.

sometimes they do care, if you give them harsh personal remarks in chinese language. they will jump on their feet and violently respond
Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by WoundedLamb: 12:13am On Sep 05
igbesachick:


sometimes they do care, if you give them harsh personal remarks in chinese language. they will jump on their feet and violently respond

Really??

Maybe they don't even understand English. Maybe they use Google translate for the original post. To think I've been wasting my time commenting on their posts. Lol.
Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by WoundedLamb: 12:19am On Sep 05
igbesachick:


actually, in most countries, the email address(needed to register in nairaland) is connected with phone number(in most countries, a person can not buy many).

see, i am also active at midnight .....i could be an agent too

Really? Gmail and Yahoo mail services are pretty similar worldwide and phone numbers only serve as another level of authentication especially during password reset, and it's absolutely optional and can replaced with another email account. I actually don't think there's any email provider that will insist on a different number for each new account cause it's not out of place for one to have more than one email account.

Well, if you're an agent, let know. I want to inquire about the pay. Lol.
Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by WoundedLamb: 12:28am On Sep 05
VickyRotex:


my friends bawo sad lol I meant how did you come to the conclusion that they're from Middle East? But I see that someone else has dropped another bomb.
Lemme just lipsrsealed lipsrsealed

In bold, told you some of them are lala's bots grin wink wink

100 years after

It was in September, 2020 when a young lady named Vicky led a team of Nairaland users investigators who were tasked with exposing the shady deals of the Chinese government in Africa; a mission that made her step on the feet of those with iron teeth - the powerful forces from the Middle East...
Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by VickyRotex(f): 1:00am On Sep 05
WoundedLamb:


100 years after

It was in September, 2020 when a young lady named Vicky led a team of Nairaland users investigators who were tasked with exposing the shady deals of the Chinese government in Africa; a mission that made her step on the feet of those with iron teeth - the powerful forces from the Middle East...

grin grin E don happen. The story is being written already. lol

This one pass iron teeth o cheesy

.......and some rogue agents infiltrated her team's network. How did her team handle this?
Turn to page 50 .........
Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by WoundedLamb: 6:50am On Sep 05
VickyRotex:


grin grin E don happen. The story is being written already. lol

This one pass iron teeth o cheesy

.......and some rogue agents infiltrated her team's network. How did her team handle this?
Turn to page 50 .........

Oh... I think I already know how Vicky handled the situation! She started crying and shouting at the spy "leave us alone nah!" (in Nigerian accent). Lol

Meanwhile, igbesachick is probably the spy here. For history sake, note that I'm the smart one who who detected the mole!
Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by igbesachick: 12:05pm On Sep 05
WoundedLamb:


Really? Gmail and Yahoo mail services are pretty similar worldwide and phone numbers only serve as another level of authentication especially during password reset, and it's absolutely optional and can replaced with another email account. I actually don't think there's any email provider that will insist on a different number for each new account cause it's not out of place for one to have more than one email account.

Well, if you're an agent, let know. I want to inquire about the pay. Lol.

chinese are banned to use yahoo and gmail emails.

in china, 1 ID card can at most buy 5 phone cards. and all local email registration needs 1 phone mumber to verify.

obviously, these "moles" are on their own cost, they can not limitlessly creat nairaland monikas.

unless they are hired directly by chinese government. but , if so, they will not bother to use guerrilla strategy. chinese goverment has very high tech mass spam/bot system. that is totally automatically run by machine. and if it really be so, you will not just see these few pro-china threads. if they do adopt bot machine, nairaland will break down...haha..
Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by igbesachick: 12:16pm On Sep 05
WoundedLamb:


Oh... I think I already know how Vicky handled the situation! She started crying and shouting at the spy "leave us alone nah!" (in Nigerian accent). Lol

Meanwhile, igbesachick is probably the spy here. For history sake, note that I'm the smart one who who detected the mole!

i could be a spy if i want to. my attitude towards china depends on the thread.
Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by igbesachick: 12:19pm On Sep 05
WoundedLamb:


Really??

Maybe they don't even understand English. Maybe they use Google translate for the original post. To think I've been wasting my time commenting on their posts. Lol.

of course there is a REAL person behind those threads. if it is bot, it will use perfect english and spam all over this forum instead of several threads.

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