Our ‘Theory’ Confirmed: Social Media is Largely Faked

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Winter Watch has long maintained that about half or more of the presence on social media sites is bogus and a scam. We now have confirmation that our “tinfoil hat conspiracy theory” is true, and we were right all along. See yesterday’s post:

Former Reddit CEO Ellen Pao posted the following tweet following a New York Magazine article that revealed the extent to which Internet traffic metrics from some of the largest tech companies are overstated or fabricated.

It’s all true: Everything is fake. Also mobile user counts are fake. No one has figured out how to count logged-out mobile users, as I learned at reddit. Every time someone switches cell towers, it looks like another user and inflates company user metrics https://t.co/tk1PKuvLL6

— Ellen K. Pao (@ekp) December 27, 2018

The New York Magazine article by Max Read goes much deeper, asserting that the people are fake, the businesses are fake, the content is fake, our politics are fake.

Read notes that “studies generally suggest that, year after year, less than 60 percent of web traffic is human.” Some years, “a healthy majority of it is bot.”

At the core of this is advertising fraud, one of the most profitable criminal enterprises in the world, generating tens of billions of dollars a year. That’s the view of Dr. Augustine Fou, cybersecurity and ad-fraud researcher who released a Slideshare presentation on LinkedIn describing the state of digital ad fraud.

An article in Which-50, which follows the internet, states, “Some people might consider it extraordinary that technology businesses — businesses that claim they can discern the intent of one buyer from a billion in milliseconds — somehow can’t recognize when millions of ads a month are served to a single unique user ID in, for instance, Belarus or China.”

Although the social media fraudster companies fail to detect bots- so as to inflate their revenue, they also use artificial intelligence as cover to ban or shadow ban actual challenges to their regimes. We are shadowed banned about everywhere. When truther sites are shut down- on say You Tube, those voices typically are quieted and give up in despair and disgust. This is turn makes social media even more fake and less genuine.

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Dr. Fou indicates that bot detection technology is failing to pick up on most of it. And “deep fakes” are not just ripping off advertisers. As an actual human, we can see bot behavior being used for malicious intent on social media boards such at Reddit and Voat. Often, we wonder if commenters are really that stupid and evil. I would suggest there is deliberate spoofing going on — to for instance make it seem that large numbers of people who comment are extreme racists and have zero social skills or intelligence. We have to be alert to this even on our own comment section.

For example, as I was doing some research for our post on Chinese parasite guild operations, we came across this post at Voat. Nobody had anything of value to add to the important core topic. But that didn’t stop 113 comments from piling in. Not only was the commentary worthless, but it was a spew of (fake) racism and rank stupidity.

Also notice the fake voting for the more racist comments. Who would actually up-vote 44 to 1 “Noseberg Shekelman’s” fake comment? The answer: mostly paid sock puppet bots. I firmly believe now that 80 to 90 percent of those comments are bot faked. And if you are a real slinger engaging in this juvenile behavior, ask yourself if it helps, or harms the cause?

Here is a sampling of the top staged deception comments under the Voat post. Bastante!

Additionally this suggests someone among the usual suspects is paying to ruin Voat as an alternative to censored sites like Reddit, and to create fake personas of nasty racists. Torchy tells me she was at Voat and that the second the bots picked up that she was female, a slew of disconnected off topic misogynist comments suddenly appeared. Or in this Chinese parasite guild case it could be Chinese bots targeting the topic of the original post. That way normal readers are recoiled. My personal reaction is to give up on humanity when I see this non-stop.

It also serves to boost the internet censorship narrative. How about making being human the litmus test of who participates online and ban the bots? What a novel concept.

This also has a neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) bandwagon effect for the more impressionable to infer such behaviors are edgy and maybe even cool. Then, if someone like Winter Watch writers offer a more serious article on the Chinese privatization of African assets, we can be lumped into the same twisted litany. One of the latest bot tricks being used on us is to declare “this is a shitty article” followed by off-topic comments that seem to trigger on one word in the headline.

Liz Truss’ Cabinet: No white men in top positions

Strait Times | Sept. 7, 2022

LONDON – British Prime Minister Liz Truss made key appointments to her government after being formally appointed leader on Tuesday.

The leading Cabinet lieutenants of Britain’s third woman prime minister share her right-wing ideology.

They are all also people of colour. For the first time in British history, no white men will occupy any of the four “great offices of state”: prime minister, Treasury, foreign office and home affairs.


A teenager almost dies from a 6 foot long blood clot. Was it the COVID vaccine?

One of my friends alerted me to this story on Gateway Pundit:

The story referenced this tweet:

I know what you’re thinking… You’re thinking that he got one of those cool, new-age rubbery amyloid protein-style “clots” as a gift from the COVID vaccine.

Good guess, but in this case it’s wrong.

How do I know that?

Sources which I believe are reliable have informed me that…

Assuming that is true, it wasn’t the vaccine and shedding isn’t known to cause anything like this.

Doctors diagnosed Clymer with a condition called Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Atresia which is described in this article.

The moral of the story is to be careful on making absolute statements if you don’t know the specifics of a case.

Western Europe now facing “TOTAL FINANCIAL COLLAPSE” – experts and analysts urgently sound the alarm


Western Europe is facing “total collapse” from catastrophic scarcity and price hikes surrounding food, fertilizer, energy and industry, warns David Dubyne, featured in today’s Situation Update podcast (below). Silver guru David Morgan, also featured in today’s podcast, adds that European banks are facing the possibility of systemic failures (and “bail-ins”) due to exposure to energy markets and the desire of Western European governments to keep printing money to try to address the devastating energy scarcity that is now irreversible.

American banks also have exposure to Europe’s economies, which means a failure of Western European banks, governments and currencies will spread like contagion to the United States and the dollar. With no solutions in sight — and no willingness among Europe’s politicians to even consider reversing their suicidal policies that led to this crisis — it seems that Western Europe is doomed to a simultaneous collapse of food, energy, industry, agriculture and currency.

Putin, it seems, won’t need to go to war with NATO after all. NATO countries are destroying themselves with astonishing speed.

See the rest here:


Sunscreen Recalled Due to Toxic Ingredient

Another sunscreen product tested positive for an ingredient linked to life-threatening blood disorders.

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  • Banana Boat Hair and Scalp Sunscreen Spray SPF 30 tested positive for benzene, which triggered a recall. Although benzene is in the top 20 chemicals used in the U.S., it is a known human carcinogen

  • The FDA recognizes benzene as a Class 1 solvent that should not be used in consumer products “because of their unacceptable toxicity”

  • The reca…

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