Trolling for Dummies

I took a day off from logic and deep thought yesterday and just decided to act like a lunatic on social media. It’s not the first time I’ve done it, it’s just too interesting not to do once in a while.

I saw a post with a pretty weak backing as far as details and proof so I just called it “FAAAAAAAKE”.

It probably is fake or at least just a publicity stunt that Gloria Allred is gathering up victims and taking Donald Trump to task for his repeated sexual harassment throughout the years.

Nonetheless, I called it fake.

Arguing the point really isn’t the motivation behind this exercise, it’s just funny to see how people react and what argument is offered. They start to defend the legitimacy of some off-in-left-field news site, when all along I’m reading the @GloriaAllred twitter feed and seeing what she said about the situation herself. (She hasn’t tweeted anything about suing Trump yet, but I’m sure it will eventually happen.)

The author of the posted article claimed to be in direct contact with Ms. Allred, but they offered only the information from her Twitter feed from 3 days before. RED FLAG!

Anyhow, people will believe what they WANT to believe. No matter what the facts (or a total lack thereof) say. One of the people who posted the story challenged me to prove that the story was false. Read that again. He felt that the burden of proof was on me to prove that it was false. That’s how people think now.

They’re willing to post a story, spread a lie that they are completely uninformed about and then defend their story TO THE DEATH, writing off anyone who disagrees with them as crazy, stupid or xenophobic. Unless of course you’re somehow able to prove a that something happened or didn’t happen. Yo! I didn’t post the bogus story! You did!

It’s an interesting time we’re living in.

By Derreck Ogden

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