I get a fair amount of this too. Small and/or new accounts with weird names (eg many numerals) that, in an ostensibly reasonable or, alternatively, super-provocative way, comment (in bespoke manner) on things I tweet. As if the goal is to irritate me or get me to waste my time 1/
Many of the stratagems employed by likely bot accounts remind me of this now classic CIA field manual (which also characterizes the inefficiencies in faculty committee meetings). https://www.cia.gov/news-information/blog/2019/the-art-of-simple-sabotage.html … 2/
Good point by @despair with a link to a super-informative thread by @SwiftOnSecurity on how farms of bots and trolls are attempting to subvert @Twitter (cc @jack -- who I know is giving all this thought). 4/
Sure thing Joseph89592941 with an account opened this month & 1 follower. Look how bespoke this is! What amazes me is that some human being is actually spending time to get me to waste my time & this is organized on a huge scale? Can it be worth it? (I will not respond more.) 5/
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