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.

@rysiek you know, I wonder if this tactic could be used to bring liberals over to the left, but with facts instead of lies

start with ordinary socdem stuff, slip in a little bit of more radical stuff (both about inherent injustice in our system and your typical guillotine billionaires/trebuchet TERFs kind of stuff), and then just ramp it up after a while

@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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