"Troll Factory" games teaches you how fake news is spread - and why

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Wat you talking bout hear? Is no sach theeng as “tr0ll factory”.

[Just played. My score is 14068 shares and 1878 followers – “Lord of Lies”]

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I got “Director of Disorder” (which actually sounds like a fun job title) with 14996 shares and 1603 followers,

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It looks a lot like this earlier version of a “fake news” game:

But with the added downside of actually exposing people to real fake news memes in the guise of fighting against it.

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Yeah, that sounds like a big downside. See Pommer’s Law: https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Internet_law#Pommer.27s_Law

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