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Lessons about wikileaks-forum.com
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Greekemmy Offline
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RE: Lessons about wikileaks-forum.com
(12-16-2013 07:16 AM)tectrix Wrote:  Wow. That's nuts! I'd heard about all this stuff on Twitter but never really knew the full details. Thanks for this. I've unfollowed them on Twitter now anyway.

Absolutely agree it is nuts! what motivated people to act in this manner is beyond me. Live and learn I keep repeating to myself.:roll eyes:

Thanks for reading, there is more to come.
12-16-2013 09:57 PM
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RE: Lessons about wikileaks-forum.com
Did the Wikileaks-forum.com twitter account purchase fake followers?

http://greekemmy.com/2013/10/14/did-the-...followers/
Posted on October 14, 2013 by greekemmy

There have been discussions in Twitter among WikiLeaks supporters over the state of affairs at the wikileaks-forum.com. Over the last 12 months many aspects have been highlighted that confirm that wikileaks-forum.com is not a supportive website, on the contrary, it’s objective is to undermine WikiLeaks and its supporters. Apart from this fact there is also the issue that the owner of the forum as well as some of the Admins exhibit hypocritical behaviour.

Purchasing Followers in Twitter for the wikileaks-forum twitter account is one such example of hypocrisy that we examine here. These are the Twitter statistics for their twitter account according to http://twittercounter.com


Date Followers Following Tweets

11/10/2013 2667 169 21252
09/10/2013 2657 166 21112
08/10/2013 2650 150 20940
07/10/2013 2646 149 20830
06/10/2013 2646 148 20781
05/10/2013 2646 148 20663
04/10/2013 2646 148 20595
03/10/2013 2638 147 20462
02/10/2013 2637 147 20367
01/10/2013 2640 147 20171
29/09/2013 2634 140 19852
27/09/2013 2622 139 19708
26/09/2013 2619 139 19673
23/09/2013 2610 136 19373
22/09/2013 2610 137 19302
20/09/2013 2607 136 19086
19/09/2013 2606 135 19007
17/09/2013 2598 135 18824
16/09/2013 2595 134 18732
15/09/2013 2590 128 18651
14/09/2013 2590 128 18604
13/09/2013 2588 128 18488
12/09/2013 2592 128 18431
11/09/2013 2591 127 18346
09/09/2013 2588 127 18268
08/09/2013 2586 125 18128
07/09/2013 2585 125 18079
04/09/2013 2581 125 17868
03/09/2013 2580 124 17756
02/09/2013 2579 124 17731
01/09/2013 2579 124 17649
29/08/2013 2576 124 17410
28/08/2013 2575 124 17295
27/08/2013 2575 124 17242
26/08/2013 2573 122 17163
25/08/2013 2569 122 17126
24/08/2013 2570 122 16972
21/08/2013 2549 120 16684
18/08/2013 2545 119 16485
15/08/2013 2540 119 16225
14/08/2013 2541 119 16193
13/08/2013 2541 119 16163
08/06/2013 2347 87 11500
06/06/2013 2346 87 11459
03/06/2013 2348 87 11350
24/05/2013 2342 86 11164
19/05/2013 2336 83 11089
27/04/2013 2333 83 10813
08/04/2013 2873 82 10400
29/03/2013 2974 79 10164
25/03/2013 2975 79 10106
06/03/2013 2958 78 9839
08/02/2013 3719 76 9010
21/10/2012 1381 56 5382
18/10/2012 1379 45 5236
20/09/2012 1343 47 4186
17/09/2012 1345 46 3937
03/09/2012 1296 40 3361
14/06/2012 1123 4 2014

I am drawing people’s attention to the data entries on the 21st of October 2012, when the forum’s twitter account is stated to have 1381 followers and then the next entry dated 8th of February 2013 when the followers are shown to have been increased by 2338 to 3719 in the course of three months and 10 days. On the 6th of March 2013, a month later, the number of followers has reduced by 761 to 2958 followers. The next date to highlight is the 8th and the 27th of April 2013 another 548 followers disappeared. From then onwards a steady increase is exhibited which takes us to the most recent record of 2667 followers.

Such irregular jumps in numbers of followers indicate that followers have been purchased to boost numbers to give the appearance of a strong following and give the twitter account gravitas.

The forum’s Twitter audit (via www. twitteraudit.com) done today archived here: http://archive.is/AIKDB comes up with a score of 56% for the current level of followers i.e., 1511 Real and 1164 Fake followers. In Fact the 56% includes a substantial ‘not sure’ result that indicates inactive or fake followers.

So the question is loud and clear. Purchasing followers contravenes Twitter’s Terms of Service. Did the owners and administrators of the wikileaks-forum twitter account purchase fake followers?
12-16-2013 10:10 PM
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