This stuff is really interesting, and very frightening. When I use the search feature on Instagram, it’s now half full of these little pictures with some political factoid meant to get people worked up, both right and left. They’re all posted by accounts that post nothing else, and often with the word “Trump” or “Conservative” in their usernames. In other words, they were created for the purpose. Here’s a random right wing one from my feed right now:
And a random left wing one:
Interestingly almost all the comments on all the right wing posts are from people who have nothing but picture factoid posts too, or they’re private so I can’t see what else they post.
I’ve been wondering what these are. Are they bots? Posted by someone somehow making revenue? Just doing it for the political influence? Does anyone know?
And of course it’s not just Instagram. My Quora feed is also full of them, in that case it’s inane questions like “When will liberals realize that they’re ruining America?” And if I used Facebook I’m sure it would be the same kind of thing.
If anyone has any info on this stuff, I’m super curious.