[Discussion] The Inconceivable Power of Trolls in Social Media

This is a follow-on to the nearly two year old topic "Trouble at the Kool-Aid Point." The intention is to provide a place to discuss the unreasonable power social media trolls have over women and minorities, with a primary focus on video games (though other examples are certainly welcome).

What's amazing is how many people are involved peripherally to this junk. All the folks doing the grunt work that make this happen. There's no platform for this stuff without publicists, camera folks, lawyers, etc.

Bruce wrote:

Milo's grift is surely on its' last legs now.

http://neilerikson.com/wp-content/up...

There’s so much in there. Criminy what a clusterfrump.

Bruce wrote:

Milo's grift is surely on its' last legs now.

http://neilerikson.com/wp-content/up...

Wait, I though that no-platforming makes people stronger? What's the explanation for this?

And now he's had to get out the begging bowl.

https://www.patreon.com/dangerousmilo

It's embarrassing how cheap he is.

Bruce wrote:

And now he's had to get out the begging bowl.

https://www.patreon.com/dangerousmilo

It's embarrassing how cheap he is.

And banned from Patreon already.

Bruce wrote:

And now he's had to get out the begging bowl.

https://www.patreon.com/dangerousmilo

It's embarrassing how cheap he is.

This page has been removed.

I'm sure there's an alt-right crowd-funding site out there for him.

oilypenguin wrote:

I'm sure there's an alt-right crowd-funding site out there for him.

Grab.

I assume his header read "Milo is Making the World a Measurably Worse Place."

...

"Milo is Leeching off Easily Duped Hate Lumps?"

"Milo is Lacking in Legitimately Marketable Skills?"

Bruce wrote:

And now he's had to get out the begging bowl.

https://www.patreon.com/dangerousmilo

It's embarrassing how cheap literally everything he is.

Sorry to be pedantic.

Speaking of alt-righters and money, former White House press secretary Sean Spicer has gotten some media attention lately because he's apparently using his Twitter account to shill for a betting app (and not making it clear that it's an ad).

Steve Bannon has been trying to make money the old-fashioned way, by getting paid for speaking at events. He began running into trouble a few months back when The New Yorker scheduled him to speak at the New Yorker Festival. A bunch of other speakers and panelists caught wind and presented The New Yorker with the simple option of 1) having Bannon attend, or 2) have them attend. Since those other speakers included real celebrities and famous people Bannon was uninvited.

It's kinda gone downhill for Bannon since then. This week he had pull out of the keynote address at the ACE Advances in Computer Technology and Entertainment Conference, which is a joint conference with the International Congress on Love and Sex With Robots. Researchers heard he was keynoting and began canceling.

I think you're getting close to hitting rock bottom when sex robots don't want to touch you.

It's sad because ACE used to be a legit conference, before the current organizer took over and ran it into the ground this year. Inviting Bannon was just the last straw, albeit the one that got people to take notice. At which point the associated publisher noticed all the withdrawn papers, took a look at the current state of its peer review process, and noped out.

On the guy who took it over and who also runs that sex robot conference is also a real piece of work and managed to burn even more bridges.

OG_slinger wrote:

Speaking of alt-righters and money, former White House press secretary Sean Spicer has gotten some media attention lately because he's apparently using his Twitter account to shill for a betting app (and not making it clear that it's an ad).

My hope that the stain of Spicer's work would follow him and actually hamper him down the road has been realized beyond my wildest dreams.

OG_slinger wrote:

Speaking of alt-righters and money, former White House press secretary Sean Spicer has gotten some media attention lately because he's apparently using his Twitter account to shill for a betting app (and not making it clear that it's an ad).

Steve Bannon has been trying to make money the old-fashioned way, by getting paid for speaking at events. He began running into trouble a few months back when The New Yorker scheduled him to speak at the New Yorker Festival. A bunch of other speakers and panelists caught wind and presented The New Yorker with the simple option of 1) having Bannon attend, or 2) have them attend. Since those other speakers included real celebrities and famous people Bannon was uninvited.

It's kinda gone downhill for Bannon since then. This week he had pull out of the keynote address at the ACE Advances in Computer Technology and Entertainment Conference, which is a joint conference with the International Congress on Love and Sex With Robots. Researchers heard he was keynoting and began canceling.

I think you're getting close to hitting rock bottom when sex robots don't want to touch you.

What was Bannon's going to talk about at a tech conference?

article wrote:

When it was announced that one of the keynote talks at ACE was to be given by Steve Bannon on the subject of employment opportunities for minorities in the computing entertainment industry, there were so many protests against Mr. Bannon participating in the ACE conference that it became necessary to cancel the 2018 ACE conference.”

Very few people know tech as well as Steve Bannon. Who else would've hired Milo as the tech editor for Breitbart?

And you have to hire plenty of people to drive that gold farming operation.

That’s the thing with all these people, including the President. They’re all the worst people. Every one of them is deep in debt, committed crimes and basically on their last grift.

PewDiePie gives shout out to hateful, anti-Semitic YouTube channel
Channel has grown by 150,000 subscribers since

The Verge wrote:

In Kjellberg’s most recent edition of “Pew News,” a semi-satirical series where Kjellberg offers his own take on news events or YouTube cultural discussions, he dedicates the last portion of the video to shouting out smaller YouTube creators he enjoys watching. One of those creators is E;R (otherwise known as “EsemicolonR”), an essayist who often includes anti-Semitic, sexist, homophobic, and cruel language in his videos.
“You also have E;R, who does great video essays,” Kjellberg says in the video. “He did one on Death Note, which I really, really enjoyed.” …
“Yesterday PewDiePie ended #Subscribetopewdiepie in a video where he promoted some of his favorite channels,” Piker tweeted. “One of them was straight up a neo-nazi’s YouTube page where he makes video essays on children’s cartoons with added nazi propaganda.” …
In one example — a video Kjellberg publicly liked, leaving a comment underneath — E;R uses aerial footage of the moment when a car drove through a crowd of people during the white supremacist-led “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville last year. The incident left multiple people injured and one protester, Heather Heyer, dead. E;R turns a scene from Netflix’s live-action Death Note movie, describing how a death is carried out when a name is written inside the titular notebook, into a joke about Heyer’s death using actual footage from Charlottesville.

"This guy keeps making anti-Semitic "Jokes" and said the N-Word live on a stream"

*Defenders* He's not Racist or anti-Semitic! He totally apologized, and is giving money to charity!

"He just linked to a Neo-Nazi youtube video."

*Defenders*

IMAGE(https://i.redd.it/xmulu1f6urt11.jpg)

As a reminder, PewDiePie's channel has 75 Million subscribers.

This is my not-surprised face. YouTube has already made it perfectly clear that hate speech is a-ok.

Bare breasts and butts, however, are right out.

Somewhat relevant, YouTube bans Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes. For copyright infringement of course.

Make that bare breasts, butts, and copyright infringement.

Butt infringement.