And this, kids, is why blocking alt-right-tolerating instances and moderating alt-right bullshit on sight is necessary:
tl;dr the playbook is:
1. create an account reposting popular conservative content
2. every once in a while drop-in a far-right meme, take it down after backlash (this measures the temperature)
3. once the follower numbers and temperature are right, go all-in on far-right stuff (and get banned, but also redpill a bunch of normies)
4. rinse, repeat.
@bhtooefr the article makes that assumption. I think it might work, but not as well as the far-right stuff.
Far-right stuff evokes more visceral emotional reactions, and thus drive "interactions". Since "interactions" are what algorithms use to decide what to promote, far-right crap gets promoted more.
Don't take my word for it:
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