Thursday, May 21, 2020

Mr. Plinkett reviews Star Trek: Picard

The news Plinkett review is up:

The one part of the review that annoyed me is when Mr. Plinkett shows positive reviews from Twitter, and he refers to the people giving positive reviews as bots.  Like, c'mon man, don't fall into the game of calling people bots.  At least, don't accuse people of being bots without some solid evidence.  Here's a screenshot of two of the tweets:

I searched Twitter for those two quotes, and each quote yielded one result.

The first is from Marcos Breton, a columnist for the Sacramento Bee.  He has a verified account:

The second is from Karen Teixeira (@bitmOO), and, after looking at her account for all of 10 seconds, I concluded she is a real person and not a bot:

She has her own website where she posts art.  She has a Patreon page.

You could not have found two worse examples of alleged "bots" if you'd tried.  Well, it's excusable I guess because Mr. Plinkett is a 100-year-old man with Alzheimer's.  It's not his fault he doesn't know how the internet works.

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