They are not only shitposting but also mass brigading, running down discussions to the ground.

  • Coolest Homebody 😎
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    Q. What do you call someone who doesn’t agree with your stupid opinion?

    A. Pseudo intellectual, xenophobe and racist troll

    • @TheAnonymouseJokerOP
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      -103 years ago

      Are you targeting and trolling me across sublemmys? I will bring in admins if you want it.

      • Coolest Homebody 😎
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        53 years ago

        I have subscribed to !asklemmy and it showed up on my feed as I sort by ‘new’. No need to cry.

  • 10_0
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    23 years ago

    “typical pseudo intellectuals” in a gerneral sense of the word would be seen as “normies” obv excluding “racist sexist homophobes ect” which isnt allowed by Lemmys code of conduct anyway… so great filler and making up a non-issue. (for someone as active as you, you dont really need to make filler and non-issues, becuase you keep Lemmy active anyway.)

    • @TheAnonymouseJokerOP
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      -33 years ago

      “Normies” happen to be pseudo intellectuals, however not all “normies” are trolls and not all trolls are “normies”. I am just trying to scream and tell about the red flags, and want Lemmy to not become another reddit or raddle.

      The reason why I have been so supportive of Lemmy, among all the reddit alternatives, is the open federated non-corporation nature and simplistic policies and because there exist educated admins/mods to help avoid this forum hive from being hijacked by toxic people.

      I try and help mods and admins all the time (also being a mod myself), and I think we all have a sense of common direction we want to see Lemmy go to. I introduced my amateur hacker friend and he calls this place a Tor darknet version of reddit.

      /rant

      • 10_0
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        13 years ago

        (does lemmy have a .onion?)

      • 10_0
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        13 years ago

        considering that racism, homophobia ect are aginst the code of conduct of lemmy, can you provide evidance of the red flags? (which i interperate as racism, homophobia ect) (or are the redflags not in the posted content/comments, but are the attitudes of these people?)

        • @TheAnonymouseJokerOP
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          -43 years ago

          This whole thread about HK rioters and CIA puppets https://lemmy.ml/post/59024 gets raided by brainwashed Western neo liberal pseudo intellectual bots, manipulating likes and dislikes, trying to convert Lemmy into the same Western hegemonic shilling echo chamber that reddit r/worldnews is, for example.

          One person today came, spammed comments and harassed me with anti Indian slurs, acted like a true homophobe and did this using two accounts. I pinged the admins to get this racist banned.

          Pseudo intellectualism comes from exactly what the word means - people who act like they know everything when they do not, and dunk down on it hard. These are the same people you find on Twitter or reddit flaming comment sections. These are sometimes the r/conspiracy and the MAGA people.

          How do I know this? I am an internet dinosaur from India, who has used the internet and participated in forums, Western diaspora, Asian communities and so on for a couple decades, not including the personal one-to-one interactions I have with people daily from Middle East, SE Asia, West, EU and so on.

  • Michael
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    Spoiler alert, federated networks made up of small-time server owners are extremely vulnerable to both human and AI driven propaganda, dissemination, manipulation etc.

    I predict that unfortunately lemmy and the other fediverse networks are doomed. We have maybe a few years at most, then only paywalled serviced will be able to stand up against the onslaught.

    Would you be willing to pay like ~$2 dollars a month to avoid this? Or are you expecting solutions for free?

    • @ristoril_zip@lemmy.zip
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      07 months ago

      I dunno I feel like people who are smart in programming and network analysis and design could look at the models that propagandists use and identify the weak points then design the network such that it’s impossible or at least extremely difficult to succeed at mass propaganda.

      Like, propaganda needs design. It needs consistency in message. It needs to be simple. Otherwise even if you get thousands of actual humans to go out to spread it, they’ll fuck up the propaganda and it gets diluted. Never mind imitative “AI” just predicting the next word(s).

      Now that might mean some nominal monthly fee to go to a fund that is shared by the smart people fighting the propaganda. But it surely doesn’t mean our only choice is a for profit entity with opaque policies and goals.

    • @TheAnonymouseJokerOP
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      -17 months ago

      Read up The Dark Forest Theory of Internet. Therein lies the solution.