NPCs banned on the Tweeties
4chan hat 1500 NPC-Accounts auf Twitter eröffnet, was innerhalb weniger Tage in so etwas wie rudimentäre Wahlmanipulation von rechten Trollen mündete.
Over the weekend, Twitter responded by suspending about 1,500 accounts associated with the NPC trolling campaign. […]
Late last week, a group of users on r/the_donald, Reddit’s largest pro-Trump forum, decided to take the NPC meme to a wider audience. They created dozens of Twitter accounts using fictional NPC personalities, the NPC Wojak avatar and bios like “fighting against Nazi Racist Drumpf Fascist Cheetofinger.” They used these accounts to follow and tweet at one another, as well as at liberals, creating the semblance of an army of resisters mindlessly repeating anti-Trump talking points.
The campaign began as a joke. But a few of the accounts started posting misleading information about the midterm elections, including encouraging liberals to vote on Nov. 7. (Election Day is Nov. 6.) […]
Are these people actually trying to interfere in the election? Probably not. Evidence suggests that these are mostly just attention-starved gamers looking to impress one another by “triggering the libs” with edgy memes (Hervorhebung von mir).