Could you spot an internet troll?

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02 Jun 2022 09:42 - 02 Jun 2022 09:43 #368463 by Edan
Critically evaluating what we see online is a necessary requirement to stop us being swayed by people with ulterior motives, and also so that we are not convinced by false information.

That said, would you know a fake social media account if you saw one?

Why don't you have a see for yourself:

spotthetroll.org/start

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02 Jun 2022 12:36 #368468 by Vincent Causse
I think that there more than just Trolls on the internet, we face all sorts of people who use this way of communication to accomplish their un met goals in the actual world. I m thinking about the manipulators , the power seekers, the bullies, probably those 3 things in one. It is not easy to guess people s intentions when we re missing 70 % of our unusual communication visual. It is only too easy to wear a mask when our face is already hidden, our voice is not heard and our actions unknown.
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02 Jun 2022 13:25 #368469 by Rex
6/8
Had a quick learning curve and also realized I'm much more likely to misidentify someone as authentic rather than have a false positive. I also was initially looking for more traditional trolls than bot astroturfing which colored what I expected.
I'm curious how other moderators do at this.

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02 Jun 2022 13:39 #368470 by Zero
7/8

I missed the Indiana guy one…..he had a racist post right off, so I didn’t look super close at it.

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02 Jun 2022 13:55 - 02 Jun 2022 14:00 #368471 by River
6/8

One of those I was about 50/50 on and the odds were not in my favor when I flipped a coin lol. I experienced the same sharp learning curve Rex mentioned. Almost lole it took my brain a second to snap into critical thinking mode. Thats a tool I'd like to be more imnediately available, and more of an automatic reaction. I intend towork on that.

It definitely took some thinking on some of them! I appreciated that they explained the reasoning.
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02 Jun 2022 14:06 #368472 by Edan
I'm not really on social media much... I don't have facebook and I don't tend to look at twitter though I have an account (mostly for contacting companies).. but it has definitely made me think twice about what I read. I tend to think I'm pretty good at spotting a 'fake' but I didn't get 8/8 so I'm clearly not good enough!

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