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Reddit Crawling With Bots, Especially on Pizzagate-Related Posts

ILLUSTRATION: Reddit

Reddit is an out of control cesspool of the worst order, which why discussions are apparently migrating over to Voat. I hope that solution works.

Today’s New Nationalist (TNN) article shared over at Reddit earlier this morning drew a prima facie and rather comical example of a bot trying to disrupt the conversation on Pizzagate. “Clovize” is TNN and, of course, “Jpop” is the non-human bot. Jpop made the first comment within minutes of the post. Who funds this kind of operation? Naturally, the Reddit moderators take all this down after five hours, but here is what transpired.

jpop23mn 0 points an hour ago

oh, c’mon! This is clearly the fake news that makes us lol bad

clovize[S] 2 points an hour ago

Given your garbled syntax, I have a capcha to determine if you are a human or a bot. Answer this question: are dominos played on cheese or pasta?

jpop23mn [score hidden] 59 minutes ago

I’m still not convinced

[–]lemonyfresh3667 [score hidden] 57 minutes ago

A bot lol, gives the same comment to every pizzag8 post

jpop23mn via /r/conspiracy sent 9 minutes ago

bot? Shill? That’s original

[–]clovize[S] 1 point 4 minutes ago

Wow, first hand glimpse of a non-human bot in action.

TNN learns a little more about jpop23mn-

And then you see the wear-them-down snarky comments like this exchange. Is it from real humans, or zombies?

[–]TheRedditRockhound [score hidden]

Read his post history, he is trolling you… And you look like an idiot because you couldn’t figure it out for yourself

–]clovize[S]

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