Daniel Sinclair+ Your Authors @_DanielSinclair Building for young people. Not reading @danielsunread. Lurking behind likes and thinking about social media, communication, & China Sep. 15, 2019 1 min read + Your Authors

“Hey Siri, define algorithmic manipulation” 🙃

You know, I’m having a hard time believing ’Binance’ is a Trending search throughout the Midwest. I’m pretty sure this is a Chinese marketing botnet proxying through the U.S.

Yeehaw America likes nothing more in September than playing a Singaporean lottery

I’d bet at least some of these Search oddities are related to the rise of mobile click-farms; the clustering around those states is odd. We still don’t see a lot of counteraction against this; companies like Uber just left clickfarm markets like China.  https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/d3naek/how-to-make-a-phone-farm 

Wouldn’t be surprised if these are search manipulation bids from Asia, targeting manipulation across Asia itself, but one of the down-stream bid markets is mistranslating them and the American click-farms who recently have been deplatformed are accepting those bids.


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