Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Blind Item #2

This should be still disgraced host/writer had his PR team hire a bot army to defend him and discredit anyone who goes after him to the point of doxxing any opponents.

50 comments:

Tricia13 said...

Chris Hardwick?

MDAnderson said...

Hardwick

Geeljire said...

But armies aren't real

Unknown said...

Those Ukrainian bot army girls really knock me out and leave the west behind

annie roo said...

Fascinated as to how you hire a bot army, does anyone know?

andrea said...

I feel like he’s trying to hide something if he’s doing that๐Ÿ™„

Thot Crimes said...

You may already be a part of a BOT-Army and not even know it.

Cail Corishev said...

I'm losing track. Are bot armies one of those right-wing conspiracy theories that only people with tinfoil hats believe, or one of those left-wing conspiracy theories that all smart people believe because the New York Times said so?

Geeljire said...

It's a left wing conspiracy theory for people who don't understand the electoral college and feebly attempt to manifest their own reality by asserting it as fact

In blog comments

Simon said...

Appears Enty does not like hardwick. All i know is the ex made some specific claims and then hardwick produced texts where she begged him to get back together with her. She offered no proof of her allegations either so i think benefit of the doubt was the right call.

Sara, Making It Work said...

Wait, bots are intuitive enough to doxx people?? ๐Ÿค” I thought they were just good commenters.

HeatherBee said...

And typists!

Sd Auntie said...

Hackers keep popping up on my phone today. Red screen with deceptive site alert and that stupid Amazon prize. So annoying

.robert said...

They guys managing the bots do the doxxing. Of course he wants to know who is making the most accurate anonymous allegations against him.

Unknown said...

He should play nice. In the infantry we had a saying “tracers point both ways”

BestMan said...

Lol Gelljire

nonyabusiness said...

NYT is a big joke.

gauloise said...

60% of social media is bought likes, follows and comments

Cody said...

Unknown - good one! LOL!

Geeljire said...

You're an anti-Semite
#SarahJeongStrong

Krab said...

If I'm having a bot army they better be the Terminators in the beginning of T2, with the skulls and rifles and shit. Way more badass than some whiny Internet commenters

DDonna Tarttty said...

The New York Times supports racists. Its failure is a sign of the failure of the establishment.

All of them are going down. Military tribunals coming after 1/1/19---turning 9/11/01 on its head, you might notice.

longtimereader said...

Correct the record, the bot army from pro-hillary creep david brock certainly exists. Others maybe figments of the imagination...

annie roo said...

I am still no wiser from all the above comments as to what a bot army is. I have to conclude no-one knows, so why use the expression.

sandybrook said...

Annie people either buy their followers or have them created for them. Do you know that most businesses use bots to do their live online "chats"? They have names and can answer your questions. I'm sure there are bots on every social media site answering for the people who bought them.

Krab said...

It's a computer program that simulates human interaction, Annie. It responds in a set way to a number of keywords that real people use when interacting. As Sandybrook said, most of the time when you do a live online chat with a company, it's a bot, not a human. Because if you think about it, most company online chats are going to be "Where's order 456384?" Or similar.

Ophelia said...

annie, I'm not sure how they technically function but they're essentially "fake users". If you look online there's plenty of software that people play around with to write things autonomously using a predictive text algorithm.

Anyone with a public instagram will get followed by accounts promising to give them thousands of followers if they pay up. These followers aren't real people they're fake bot accounts that are programmed to post basic comments on social media to make the person seem more popular then they are.

Publicists also use bots to attack competition and post a bunch of negative comments on posts to create the hive mind so that real people go with the flow and have a negative sentiment about the post as well.

Technology today really toes the line between fascinating and terrifying.

annie roo said...

Thank you for the replies, I talk to bots when reporting electric/gas problems then. But how do bots work on here. Is it set up by Enty because otherwise I would think you have to set up individual e mail addresses IP`s, which would be a time consuming thing.

SteveD said...

Bots are also used to amplify the message they want out there with coordinated likes and retweets.

annie roo said...

Do bots look for key words then, say Boris Johnson, Theresa May, Jeremy Corbyn, Donald Trump, Bill Clinton on social media say?

Kimberly Davis said...

ALEX JONES

hothotheat said...

She also refused to cooperate with the internal investigation.I still believe her, I think she was threatened but if you want be heard you need to do more than ake a Faceb@@k post.

Lunchpaillefty said...

The same David Brock who was hired to take down B. Clinton during his first campaign with Troopergate.

annie roo said...

You cannot dox viewers who stay away because of a feeling of distaste, so I am not sure what is achieved in the end apart from a ratings drop.

Lunchpaillefty said...

So they are attempting to manifest their own reality by asserting they don’t understand the electoral college?

Geeljire said...

You didn't use xhey proper pronoun BIGOT

Cail Corishev said...

A botnet ("bot army" is just a sexier name) is a group of computers working together on some automated set of tasks. Usually we're talking about computers that have been exploited and are running the tasks without their owners' knowledge, because using other people's computers is a lot cheaper than owning thousands of your own. Gives you better network coverage too.

So let's say your computer gets a virus planted by a botnet. The virus goes out to some system and downloads a task to run, executes it, reports back if necessary, gets the next task, and repeat. It is now part of a botnet. The task could be anything: mining bitcoin, trying to crack other systems to bring them into the botnet, creating social media accounts and posting/liking things, posting links to blog comments, etc.

Some of what gets blamed on botnets now is simple outsourcing. You can rent rooms full of people in the third world *real* cheap to sit and do simple online tasks like completing captchas and posting comments. Their English may not be great and they may not really understand what they're doing, but they can still outperform AI in many ways, especially for the price. Sometimes the two are combined, the way telemarketers use war-dialers to call you and see if a human answers and stays on the line before connecting you to a person.

If I wanted to doxx someone with a botnet, I suppose I'd set it up to post their personal info to places where it could be harmful. A botnet wouldn't be much use in researching them to get the info in the first place; that's easy. But you could use it (or outsourcing) to broadcast personal stuff, especially anything embarrassing, far and wide faster than it could be cleaned up.

Neal M said...

Here on CDaN we only know about the shill army paid to defend Pedos Dan and Gunn.

Neal M said...

"Fascinated as to how you hire a bot army, does anyone know?"

You have to sail off to a far away exotic land, and offer up one of your children... of the scaled, winged, fire-breathing variety.

Weekittylass said...

@Geel. Ha! I am soooo stealing that!

Martin said...

The same Joe Valachi who squealed to the Senate Committee about organized crime?

Bitchysoisse said...

Bots can use the contacts stored on a compromised computer to sign up for social media accounts, which is part of the reason most social media sites insist on a mobile number now.
Bots are also capable of searching for keywords and can be manipulated and outed that way, by using erroneous keywords that are irrelevant to the actual post. For instance, if you were to make a post about what you had for breakfast today, then tag it #chinasucks, you might get a flood of posts saying "China is a beautiful country, lower crime than America! #chinaisgreat"

zerooptions said...

Hmm, not so sure it's a bot army as much as it is a troll factory.
Bots probably scan the web then alert a troll who jumps into action.

Angela said...

This blind is basically your uncle trying to be hip and write about the Internet with words he barely understands. Even CSI: Cyber didn't have that much technobabble. It makes it nearly impossible to determine whether the guy who wrote this misunderstood what he was explained or if he just created this blind with some kind of fancy words to make it look more convincing.

mercyprosperity said...

the biggest bot army is Jennifer Garner's. and by the way, what a pathetic and desperate thing to have.

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AppleThief4Elliot said...

In some other blinds recently I've pointed out where Hardwick doesn't fit. He does for this.
Alex Jones is also a real possiblity, but that "should still be disgraced" really point towards Hardwick.

Itttt said...

Chris Hardwick was all Crocodile tears on Talking Dead after this week's Preacher...just shaking my head.

Halloweenie said...

Almost all celebs do that. And our prez, being a former reality tv star, hires one of the biggest, busiest off shore ( Russian) groups.

La-Juice said...

Fuck Chris Hardwick.

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