MASSIVE ANTI-RUSSIAN ‘BOT ARMY’ EXPOSED BY AUSTRALIAN RESEARCHERS - Declassified Australia
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An Australian university has unearthed millions of Tweets by fake ‘bot’ accounts pushing disinformation on the Ukraine war.
@vitaminka@lemmy.ml
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i’ve personally noticed that ppl on reddit have become a lot more racist overall in the past few months, esp visible bc i have a flair indicating that i’m from russia lol, idk if that’s directly related or not, just something i have observed

most toxic thread i’ve probably ever encountered was that was where the foreign policy chief said “europe is a garden, the rest of the world is a jungle, jungle can attack the garden”, like holy shit, i browse 4chan from time to time and it now seems like a less racist place 😬

@vekku@sopuli.xyz
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Are they being racist in the same way that people in Allied countries were racist against germans during 1939-1945?

@vitaminka@lemmy.ml
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no, i’d say these two are different

one is hatred based on largely superficial traits that one can’t control, the other is hatred based on very deliberate actions

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Sorry, I’m not following. Which one is which?

edit Ok, that was obviously sarcasm, but I’m sure a lot of distrust towards your people right now is due to what your government has done instead of what you are.

@GiorgioPerlasca@lemmy.ml
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I noticed that too. They quarantined /r/russia, changed the moderators of /r/moscow and did nothing about posts calling to kill Russians.

@vitaminka@lemmy.ml
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moderators of /r/moscow got it back iirc btw

@GiorgioPerlasca@lemmy.ml
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Not unexpected at all, but now we have proofs.

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