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Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by VickyRotex(f): 1:43pm 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!

Hahahaha well that accent is magical. So it sure worked. tongue

Nah, contrary to that. We discovered the person who said the below is the mole. undecided

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 VickyRotex(f): 1:44pm On Sep 05
igbesachick:


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.


That's not always true. And neither is it in this case.
Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by WoundedLamb: 2:13pm On Sep 05
VickyRotex:


Hahahaha well that accent is magical. So it sure worked. tongue

Nah, contrary to that. We discovered the person who said the below is the mole. undecided

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

Those words were never said! Don't attempt to rewrite history. undecided
Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by WoundedLamb: 2:18pm On Sep 05
igbesachick:


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.

I see. I was thinking those write-ups came from Google translate. Google translate doesn't always produce correct output especially for Asian languages. Ok.
Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by WoundedLamb: 2:19pm On Sep 05
igbesachick:


i could be a spy if i want to. my attitude towards china depends on the thread.

Hhmmm...
Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by WoundedLamb: 2:28pm On Sep 05
igbesachick:


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..

They could still use VPN and create multiple accounts on other platforms. They might even be Chinese guys who operate from outside China. As for the bots characteristics you mentioned, bots are purpose-developed so if the aim is to change people's opinion of the Chinese government, then emulating real humans would be paramount. It wouldn't make sense to flood and crash the forum cause that would only defeat the aim. One never knows really.
Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by VickyRotex(f): 6:58pm On Sep 05
WoundedLamb:


Those words were never said! Don't attempt to rewrite history. undecided

Never said? I see someone's trying to deny history. Too late tongue
Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by igbesachick: 12:54am On Sep 06
WoundedLamb:


They could still use VPN and create multiple accounts on other platforms. They might even be Chinese guys who operate from outside China. As for the bots characteristics you mentioned, bots are purpose-developed so if the aim is to change people's opinion of the Chinese government, then emulating real humans would be paramount. It wouldn't make sense to flood and crash the forum cause that would only defeat the aim. One never knows really.

you are too paranoid
Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by WoundedLamb: 1:20am On Sep 06
igbesachick:


you are too paranoid

Paranoid? And what exactly would my fear be?

My write-up suggests that they could actually be humans (tech restrictions are never an issue) or bots (without the aim of crashing the app). I don't know how that translates to paranoia. I mean, what can possibly happen?
Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by WoundedLamb: 1:23am On Sep 06
VickyRotex:


Never said? I see someone's trying to deny history. Too late tongue

Lol... this is how it starts. And then there'll be many different versions and generations ahead will build their philosophies on these versions, disagree and fight over who is right and who is wrong.
Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by VickyRotex(f): 12:56pm On Sep 06
WoundedLamb:


Lol... this is how it starts. And then there'll be many different versions and generations ahead will build their philosophies on these versions, disagree and fight over who is right and who is wrong.

Lol exactly! So let's keep one version by the person accepting they actually said it. The only saving grace is, that statement could mean several things. But we know.... tongue
Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by WoundedLamb: 4:45pm On Sep 06
VickyRotex:


Lol exactly! So let's keep one version by the person accepting they actually said it. The only saving grace is, that statement could mean several things. But we know.... tongue


Of course, you misinterpreted that statement! undecided

Here, your daily update (account created today):

https://www.nairaland.com/6101518/why-blacks-dying-higher-rates#93640388
Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by VickyRotex(f): 12:54pm On Sep 07
WoundedLamb:


Of course, you misinterpreted that statement! undecided

Here, your daily update (account created today):

https://www.nairaland.com/6101518/why-blacks-dying-higher-rates#93640388

Lol now you can say I misinterpreted it after exoneration undecided

Hahaha some have changed tactics. grin All of these is just reverse psychology. Truth is there's the chaff and there's the chaff. If you get warramean.
Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by WoundedLamb: 1:59am On Sep 08
VickyRotex:


Lol now you can say I misinterpreted it after exoneration undecided

Hahaha some have changed tactics. grin All of these is just reverse psychology. Truth is there's the chaff and there's the chaff. If you get warramean.

You lost your cool tonight! Seems they've bitten more than they can chew grin grin grin

Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by WoundedLamb: 3:08am On Sep 08
VickyRotex:


Lol now you can say I misinterpreted it after exoneration undecided

Hahaha some have changed tactics. grin All of these is just reverse psychology. Truth is there's the chaff and there's the chaff. If you get warramean.

Your update ma (accounts created tonight):

https://www.nairaland.com/6104484/cdc-confirms-coronavirus-already-spreading#93692465

https://www.nairaland.com/6104480/think-it-back-november-week
Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by VickyRotex(f): 3:30pm On Sep 08
WoundedLamb:


You lost your cool tonight! Seems they've bitten more than they can chew grin grin grin

lol they have ooo. cheesy

whatever they're smoking is very strong angry
Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by VickyRotex(f): 3:33pm On Sep 08
WoundedLamb:


Your update ma (accounts created tonight):

https://www.nairaland.com/6104484/cdc-confirms-coronavirus-already-spreading#93692465

https://www.nairaland.com/6104480/think-it-back-november-week

hahaha I'm late to the party. Mods took it down already.

But if I guess correctly, those 2 posts is about Covid starting as far back as last November. I've seen lots of such from these bots, not to remember grin grin
Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by WoundedLamb: 1:14am On Sep 10
VickyRotex:


hahaha I'm late to the party. Mods took it down already.

But if I guess correctly, those 2 posts is about Covid starting as far back as last November. I've seen lots of such from these bots, not to remember grin grin

Lol, you're right.

Apparently, mods are clamping down on them! grin

Account created today:
https://www.nairaland.com/6108871/death-toll-new-crown-nearly#93761891
Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by VickyRotex(f): 3:00am On Sep 12
WoundedLamb:


Lol, you're right.

Apparently, mods are clamping down on them! grin

Account created today:
https://www.nairaland.com/6108871/death-toll-new-crown-nearly#93761891


Hehehe they're. grin Cos this is also deleted.

But for how long do they want to handle this manually though?

Those bots are unrelenting. angry
Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by Ola17: 3:33pm On Sep 26
Seun lalasticlala

The foreign section has been overrun by God knows what. Topics that its titles hardly make sense are created in their numbers.

This section used to be interesting, please do something about it.
Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by ecolime(m): 6:15am On Sep 28
Some lunatics are behind the posts. Disinformation is a new weapon world over now.
Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by SegFault: 12:42pm On Sep 28
K254725:
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
Nwokem stop posting rubbish.
Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by K254725: 12:57pm On Sep 28
SegFault:

Nwokem stop posting rubbish.
Are you one of them undecided
What's your problem undecided
Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by Nobody: 1:36pm On Sep 28
Hahahahaha funny thread
Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by Nobody: 1:37pm On Sep 28
SegFault:
Nwokem stop posting rubbish.
grin
Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by Nobody: 1:38pm On Sep 28
K254725:
Are you one of them undecided What's your problem undecided
hahaha grin
Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by WoundedLamb: 1:53pm On Sep 28
VickyRotex:


Hehehe they're. grin Cos this is also deleted.

But for how long do they want to handle this manually though?

Those bots are unrelenting. angry

Good Morning Supreme Leader,

Thinking about it, what automated approach can they possibly take?
Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by WoundedLamb: 1:55pm On Sep 28
ecolime:
Some lunatics are behind the posts. Disinformation is a new weapon world over now.

It's becoming too much. Seems they are increasing in number

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Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by K254725: 6:14pm On Sep 28
sbaks:
hahaha grin

grin
Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by VickyRotex(f): 7:34pm On Sep 28
WoundedLamb:


Good Morning Supreme Leader,

Thinking about it, what automated approach can they possibly take?

LOL. Supreme leader sounds like geng leader grin

Hallos team lead,

Several approaches to automating this.

E.g., use of scripts and pointers.

Their AI/ML tools just needs to learn the pattern. Remember there is (are) a pattern that's why we could tell too.

1. Tool learns
2. Implement auto deletion with scripts.
3. If same account makes a post again, implement auto-deletion of account after a certain threshold or just instant deletion of account.

There'll of course be some false positives ab initio, but that's the beauty of AI/ML. It'll keep learning and improving.

What do you think?

Unless again, they're bots owned/known to the owner of the forum. undecided Eye didn't say anything. lipsrsealed lipsrsealed
Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by flamingREED(m): 3:46pm On Sep 29
ecolime:
Some lunatics are behind the posts. Disinformation is a new weapon world over now.

Unfortunately for them, any Nairalander who is active in this section is way more intelligent than they can disinform.

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Re: Strange Accounts Appearing On Nairaland Every Midnight! by Jossyroyal1: 4:26am On Oct 10
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 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.


They are paid chinese agents and its a media war against US. I AM JUST OBSERVING TOO

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