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[–] Justaddcoffee 1 points 37 points (+38|-1) ago  (edited ago)

In political science it is good for your opponents to live in an echo chamber because they are blinded from reality. Right up till the very end the legacy media networks and sites like reddit said Hillary had a 99.99% chance of winning. So they didn’t canvass for votes as much as they should have.

The death knell of the left is that their ideology is not based on reality so they will always lose against reality in the long run. They may tyrannize for a time but the rubber band of reality always snaps back.

In related news keep an eye on what is happening in Venezuela.

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[–] alphasnail 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

There is one reality that they have been forced to face and it's that they lost. They do know and understand losing.

The reality that they have not yet grasped is that there is a big world outside of Reddit and that they should get out more often to realize that.

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[–] Schreiber 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Honestly it's good to keep them blind. If they actually know the truth, the votes would've been rigged even more.

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[–] Anson 1 points 29 points (+30|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Google sent chat bots to bog down people they didn't like. They heavily shadow banned people. They fake upvoted and down voted posts. And they did this on more than reddit

These tactics are equal or worse than the conventional censorship of strictly deleting things

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[–] Bigz_Sarducci 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

You forget about sandboxing The_Donald too. I had gone their for the Trumpers. But they are well shadow banned and overrun by neocons and neotrumpers it is sad.

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[–] glassuser 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Their what?

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[–] Joe_Nunamaker 0 points 20 points (+20|-0) ago 

The political subreddits included nonpartisan forums nonpartisan forums like r/politics ... like r/politics.

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[–] Beast-mode-freak 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

What a joke.

This study is biased as fuck.

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[–] Turn_Coat 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

"nonpartisan"

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[–] RicardoCabesa 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I knew this "study" was bull shit as soon as I began reading the article but as soon as I saw your quote I just had to quit reading this fucking commie propaganda.

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[–] Firevine 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

Was?

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[–] Lafall [S] 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

they blame it on conservatives, libertarians, claim all is fixed now that reddits is flooded Soros open borders islamo apologists and now spammed with Hillary bots

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[–] RevanProdigalKnight 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Well the election is over. Obviously, that means they aren't a misinformation hotspot any more. No sir, completely true information only now that the election is over. 100% certifiable. Definitely no fake news anywhere on the entire site.

Is the /s actually necessary with sarcasm layered on that thick?

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[–] John30 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Its still a misinformation hyper left hotspot.

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[–] ScreaminMime 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

Interesting that the article focused on a few pro-Trump posts and ignored the plethora of anti-Trump misinformation.

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[–] theangstofmen 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

What do you expect from cnet? It also looks like those in the top comments here didn't actually read the article.

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[–] Kannibal 1 points 8 points (+9|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Here's a snippet which makes clear that the dis-information they are talking about is NOT liberal, but CONSERVATIVE.


To average Reddit users, these trends meant that every time they logged into their favorite political forum after December 2015, they were significantly more likely to see posts authored by redditors who also frequented forums like r/nazi, r/killingwomen or r/antifatart. (For the uninitiated, Reddit forums are called subreddits, and their names all start with r/.)

Or comments like this one, posted in r/The_Donald: "Her wall got breached without lube by a f###ing Trump Train on steroids with a Cruz missile attached. How's that for f###ing bad."

Or links to controversial news sources, like beforeitsnews.com, which in November published a story claiming US Marines were blocking a coup against President Donald Trump.

While these shifts happened in forums all over Reddit, Nithyanand found the activity was most intense in Republican-oriented subreddits, like r/Republican, r/Conservative, r/TedCruz, r/MarcoRubio and r/The_Donald. The increase was so much more pronounced on forums like those that Nithyanand thinks he might have stumbled on a planned push to change the tone and content of conservative political discussions across Reddit.

"We use this as evidence in our ongoing investigation of a coordinated misinformation campaign targeted at Republican subreddits," he wrote in a paper made public this month.

Reddit declined to comment on the record about Nithyanand's research.

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[–] 11404936? 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

why might that be though? maybe because the intended politics sub was so biased it forced half or more of ramped up election year politics posting into different subs?

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[–] Derpfroot 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

While the title is true...for those that only read the title, theyre taking aim at all the conservative subs. Saying that those are where the misinformation came from. It is CNet after all.

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[–] Bigz_Sarducci 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

What's Reddit? Oh yeah the poster child for the Soy boys and girls beta groups. The ass end of the internet.

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[–] Turn_Coat 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

A filthy pile of secrets.

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[–] GeneralSinner666 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

You mean a MISERABLE LITTLE pile of secrets.

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[–] cyks 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

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