Saturday, September 15, 2018

Suspected Russian Reddit accounts, in chronological order

I took the information from here: https://www.reddit.com/wiki/suspiciousaccounts.  I tried to keep my mistakes to a minimum, but there may still be some minor errors.

That being said, the main purpose of this exercise was to highlight any patterns or outliers.  (All accounts listed after the jump.)

Friday, September 14, 2018

TechExplorist.com

The site TechExplorist.com appears to have plagiarized the Washington Post.

A TechExplorist article from September 13, 2018, is titled: "Scientists discovered 3 new sea creatures in the ultra deep Pacific Ocean"

A Washington Post article from September 11, 2018, is titled: "Scientists discover three new sea creatures in depths of the Pacific Ocean"

Here are the first and fourth paragraphs from TechExplorist:
In their latest trip to the Atacama Trench, one of the deepest points in the Pacific Ocean, a team of scientists repeatedly lowered a device called a deep-sea lander overboard and watched as it sank into the cold, dark waters.
...
In the video, the newly discovered snailfish appeared to be long and gelatinous, with translucent skin and an ethereal movement, as they fed on bait lowered with the trap. The fish also seemed far larger than other organisms captured on camera near the bait.

Here are the first and fourth paragraphs from the Washington Post:
In their latest trip to the Atacama Trench, one of the deepest points in the Pacific Ocean, a team of scientists repeatedly lowered a device called a deep-sea lander overboard and watched as it sank into the cold, dark waters.
... 
On video, the newly discovered snailfish appeared to be long and gelatinous, with translucent skin and an ethereal movement, as they fed on bait lowered with the trap. The fish also seemed far larger than other organisms captured on camera near the bait.
TechExplorist didn't do a straight word-for-word copy of the Washington Post's article, but they took a significant amount. 

The domain TechExplorist.com was created on March 29, 2017.  It is currently registered under a proxy service.  Back in April, 2017, it was registered to "Pranjal Mehar" at the e-mail address "pmehar101@gmail.com"  In January, 2018, it was registered to "Amit Malewar" and the organization SNAXZER, at the e-mail address "ami.malewar@gmail.com."

According to Trendolizer, TechExplorist uses the Google AdSense ID "ca-pub-2193378085051599."  At least one other domain, InceptiveMind.com, uses the same AdSense ID.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Brinkwire.com

Come on, Brinkwire.com, who are you trying to fool?

Your article from September 13, 2018, is titled: "Don’t buy the iPhone XS or XR until you’ve checked out these 3 deals"

A BGR article from September 13, 2018, is titled: "Don’t buy the iPhone XS or XR until you’ve checked out these 3 deals"

Your opening:
The new iPhones are almost here, and come Friday, you’ll be able to preorder two of them, including the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. The iPhone XR, the handset most people will want to buy this year, will be about a month late to the party. But, before you decide anywhere from $749 to $1,449 for one of the three new iPhones, you should be aware of the following three deals.
The opening from BGR.com:
The new iPhones are almost here, and come Friday, you’ll be able to preorder two of them, including the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. The iPhone XR, the handset most people will want to buy this year, will be about a month late to the party. But, before you decide anywhere from $749 to $1,449 for one of the three new iPhones, you should be aware of the following three deals.
You're using somebody else's content, and your site has AdSense ads?  That's just sketchy.

(For reference, the AdSense ID is ca-pub-7472567035539715)


Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Some Patreon numbers

As of early morning, September 12th.
I wonder how these numbers will change over time.

Chapo Trap House
23,464 patrons ($104,768 per month)
https://www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse

Philip DeFranco
13,987 patrons
https://www.patreon.com/DeFranco

Dr Jordan B Peterson
9,545 patrons
https://www.patreon.com/jordanbpeterson

The Rubin Report
4,679 patrons
https://www.patreon.com/rubinreport

Dick Masterson
3,882 patrons ($22,297 per month)
https://www.patreon.com/thedickshow

Sargon of Akkad
3,576 patrons ($12,136 per month)
https://www.patreon.com/sargon

Quillette
3,028 patrons ($17,418 per month)
https://www.patreon.com/Quillette

Shaun
1,885 patrons ($4,065 per video)
https://www.patreon.com/shaun_jen

Timcast
1,642 patrons
https://www.patreon.com/timcast

Styxhexenhammer666
1,235 patrons ($4,265 per month)
https://www.patreon.com/Styxhexenhammer666

Bret Weinstein
1,143 patrons
https://www.patreon.com/bretweinstein

Scott Adams
863 patrons
https://www.patreon.com/scottadamssays

Candace Owens
782 patrons
https://www.patreon.com/candaceowens

Zoƫ Quinn
685 patrons ($1,847 per month)
https://www.patreon.com/zoe

Laurie Penny
619 patrons ($3,811 per month)
https://www.patreon.com/lauriepenny

Roaming Millennial
475 patrons
https://www.patreon.com/roamingmillennial

Dead Pundits Society
410 patrons
https://www.patreon.com/Deadpundits

The Katie Halper Show
378 patrons
https://www.patreon.com/thekatiehalpershow

Hard Bastard
193 patrons ($613 per month)
https://www.patreon.com/HardBastard

Laura Loomer
103 patrons ($742 per month)
https://www.patreon.com/lauraloomer

The International Anti-Fascist Defence Fund
92 patrons
https://www.patreon.com/intlantifadefence

Independent Man
81 patrons ($193 per month)
https://www.patreon.com/IndependentMan

Raging Golden Eagle
59 patrons ($453 per month)
https://www.patreon.com/RGE

Buttered Side Down
56 patrons ($332 per month)
https://www.patreon.com/ButteredSideDown

Men Are Good
41 patrons ($175 per video)
https://www.patreon.com/menaregood

Maddox
40 patrons ($160 per month)
https://www.patreon.com/realmaddox

Douglas Ernst
34 patrons
https://www.patreon.com/douglasernst

Allie Stuckey
18 patrons
https://www.patreon.com/alliestuckey/overview

Gaming Wildlife
6 patrons ($14 per month)
https://www.patreon.com/gamingwildlife

Rebel Grey
5 patrons ($5 per month)
https://www.patreon.com/rebelgreyswd

Rebel News
3 patrons ($10 per month)
https://www.patreon.com/rebelnews

Monday, September 3, 2018

Hail Britannica

I was watching a Silicon Valley clip on YouTube, and noticed there was a link to Encyclopedia Britannica beneath the video:


The title of the clip is "Billionaire Holocaust," and if you follow the Britannica link, you're taken to the entry about the Holocaust.  I remember hearing that YouTube planned to insert Wikipedia links beneath videos dealing with controversial topics.  In my opinion, it's much wiser to go with a non-mutable source like the Encyclopedia Britannica.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

SI-NBA.com

SI-NBA.com is another fake news site from the same mold as FoxNews-us.com and NYTimes-us.com.



The domain was registered on June 28th, 2018.  The WHOIS page only shows info about the Registrant State/Province (New South Wales) and the Registrant Country (AU).

The top story on SI-NBA.com is titled: "SEASON OVER – Lebron James Ruptures Achilles In Lakers Practice."  It was published August 9th, and it's obviously fake news.  I looked around, and it doesn't appear anyone has been sharing the story.  Incidentally, the photo in the article (showing LeBron James and a grimacing Kobe Bryant) was taken from a recent post on ClutchPoints.com

Monday, August 20, 2018

Reddit spammer: /u/USA_Really

I noticed a spammer on Reddit, named u/USA_Really.  He's been spamming links to USAReally.com.


Here's a record of all his submissions to date:
www.reddit.com/r/news/comments/8zez6v/360000_americans_with_tax_debt_may_be_denied/
www.reddit.com/r/news/comments/8zlc0p/pentagon_asks_congress_to_shift_47_billion_for_a/
www.reddit.com/r/news/comments/8zvpmr/arizona_senate_candidate_who_killed_his_mother/
www.reddit.com/r/California/comments/918194/woman_stabbed_to_death_near_bart_station_platform/
www.reddit.com/r/Libertarian/comments/91ci8f/a_fake_populist_with_zero_understanding_of/
www.reddit.com/r/usa/comments/91ckyy/new_jersey_wants_to_put_a_tax_on_water/
www.reddit.com/r/newyork/comments/91hpog/raccoons_continue_to_die_en_masse_from_viral/
www.reddit.com/r/Alabama/comments/91hwgu/severe_storms_spawn_tennis_ballsize_hail_in_south/
www.reddit.com/r/news/comments/91i1cf/new_jersey_wants_to_put_a_tax_on_water/
www.reddit.com/r/Economics/comments/91rqcw/where_in_the_us_is_it_hard_to_live_on_100k/
www.reddit.com/r/news/comments/92cuk0/eclipse_2018_the_blood_moon_will_rise_on_july_27/
www.reddit.com/r/news/comments/93ex4q/america_leads_the_world_in_food_wastage/
www.reddit.com/r/news/comments/93oxmj/false_start_at_downloading_for_3d_printed_assault/
www.reddit.com/r/Trumpgret/comments/93q6nq/how_trump_might_or_might_not_make_america_great/
www.reddit.com/r/news/comments/93qgxv/oregon_independent_candidate_called_melania_trump/
www.reddit.com/r/news/comments/9405s6/what_the_united_states_2019_military_budget/
www.reddit.com/r/news/comments/944sru/exclusive_us_state_office_of_public_prosecutor/
www.reddit.com/r/The_Donald/comments/94aere/money_and_special_interests_in_us_midterm/
www.reddit.com/r/oklahoma/comments/9527kq/five_people_dead_in_a_plane_crash_in_oklahoma_one/
www.reddit.com/r/newyork/comments/95esu6/away_satan_knifewielding_man_bursts_out_of/
www.reddit.com/r/news/comments/95m2e7/more_retirees_than_ever_are_filing_for_bankruptcy/
www.reddit.com/r/newyork/comments/95m9c2/ku_klux_klan_recruiting_ny_children_with_candy/
www.reddit.com/r/news/comments/95nir3/judge_refuses_to_allow_transgender_minors_to/
www.reddit.com/r/news/comments/95xq3j/trump_administration_to_limit_citizenship_for/
www.reddit.com/r/news/comments/96ybpr/phenomenon_of_missing_murdered_indigenous_women www.reddit.com/r/chicago/comments/98tp5y/at_least_7_dead_and_11_wounded_in_chicago/
www.reddit.com/r/Nebraska/comments/993hhw/nebraska_farmer_save_several_hundreds_of_pigs/
www.reddit.com/r/florida/comments/99e2gl/florida_welfare_agency_fires_31_employees_for/
www.reddit.com/r/oregon/comments/99ne1x/mission_impossible_oregonians_cant_afford_housing/
www.reddit.com/r/news/comments/9b9kof/the_us_plans_to_allocate_20_tons_of_marijuana_to/
www.reddit.com/r/Washington/comments/9btyt2/wave_of_violence_against_animals_hits_washington/
www.reddit.com/r/news/comments/9buf6s/amazon_bubble_inflated_to_almost_1_trillion/

USA_Really also made one comment in a thread on /r/Confession, which can be viewed here:
https://www.removeddit.com/r/confession/comments/8zobd9/i_was_a_russian_soldier_in_chechnya_we_committed/e2lto9n/

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Invasion of the Instagram account snatchers

Mashable wrote about a massive Instagram hack that took place earlier this month:
https://mashable.com/2018/08/13/instagram-hack-locked-out-of-account/#TK_RAMb0dqqw

I'm going to try keeping track of some of the hacked accounts:

Brightscar Eva
https://www.instagram.com/brightscareva/
20, 320, 451
profilePage_499705292

Brightscar Mary
https://www.instagram.com/brightscarmary/
386, 206, 303
profilePage_1076725251

Brightscar Vera
https://www.instagram.com/brightscarvera/
177, 834, 291
profilePage_373544318

Faugor Adilynn
https://www.instagram.com/faugoradilynn/
44, 175, 533
profilePage_313052536

Faugor Eliza
https://www.instagram.com/faugoreliza/
28, 1377, 610
profilePage_198119865

Faugor Isabella
https://www.instagram.com/faugorisabella/
8, 833, 926
profilePage_465226106

Faugor Romina
https://www.instagram.com/faugorromina/
107, 52, 74
profilePage_195985928

Faukasa Adley
https://www.instagram.com/faukasaadley/
0, 11, 14
profilePage_8343746728

Faukasa Adriana
https://www.instagram.com/faukasaadriana/
75, 62, 78
profilePage_3648792248

Faukasa Aiyana
https://www.instagram.com/faukasaaiyana/
0, 0, 0
profilePage_1216101687

Faukasa Alaia
https://www.instagram.com/faukasaalaia/
7, 60, 144
profilePage_8334995176

Faukasa Alani
https://www.instagram.com/faukasaalani/
10, 8, 0
profilePage_3724798930

Faukasa Aliya
https://www.instagram.com/faukasaaliya/
73, 206, 236
profilePage_231948911

Faukasa Alora
https://www.instagram.com/faukasaalora/
178, 187, 457
profilePage_12740758

Faukasa Amanda
https://www.instagram.com/faukasaamanda/
17, 1289, 1055
profilePage_1911963014

Faukasa Aniyah
https://www.instagram.com/faukasaaniyah/
63, 443, 410
profilePage_1041826054

Faukasa Aranza
https://www.instagram.com/faukasaaranza/
0, 50, 0
profilePage_7880848546

Faukasa Arianna
https://www.instagram.com/faukasaarianna/
0, 26, 47
profilePage_8309775398

Faukasa Ariella
https://www.instagram.com/faukasaariella/
1, 85, 163
profilePage_8359734091

Faukasa Ashlyn
https://www.instagram.com/faukasaashlyn/
0, 17, 4
profilePage_6193840887

Faukasa Aubrye
https://www.instagram.com/faukasaaubrey/
110, 100, 257
profilePage_184466713

Faukasa Aurora
https://www.instagram.com/faukasaaurora/
69, 268, 395
profilePage_288133964

Faukasa Ayla
https://www.instagram.com/faukasaayla/
0, 6, 0
profilePage_4241897717

Faukasa Ayleen
https://www.instagram.com/faukasaayleen/
2, 58, 105
profilePage_8420158565

Faukasa Ayln
https://www.instagram.com/faukasaaylin/
3, 46, 49
416162880

Faukasa Blakely
https://www.instagram.com/faukasablakely/
0, 239, 194
profilePage_505524158

Faukasa Elliana
https://www.instagram.com/faukasaelliana/
0, 71, 0
profilePage_8183900586

Faukasa Elyse
https://www.instagram.com/faukasaelyse/
1, 23, 28
profilePage_8319845087

Faukasa Ember
https://www.instagram.com/faukasaember/
4, 113, 149
profilePage_7410933883

Faukasa Emelia
https://www.instagram.com/faukasaemelia/
10, 696, 743
profilePage_8385817607

Faukasa Emory
https://www.instagram.com/faukasaemory/
0, 1, 0
profilePage_509810285

Faukasa Estella
https://www.instagram.com/faukasaestella/
6, 1, 233
profilePage_7723872260

Faukasa Everlee
https://www.instagram.com/faukasaeverlee/
109, 735, 623
profilePage_239370066

Faukasa Evie
https://www.instagram.com/faukasaevie/
13, 91, 190
profilePage_31158347

Faukasa Ingrid
https://www.instagram.com/faukasaingrid/
389, 1462, 2976
profilePage_972406300

Faukasa Kenia
https://www.instagram.com/faukasakenia/
175, 241, 283
profilePage_5557277217

Faukasa Lylah
https://www.instagram.com/faukasalylah/
256, 92, 120
profilePage_2205209554

Faukasa Nalani
https://www.instagram.com/faukasanalani/
517, 248, 265
profilePage_1593576400

Faukasa Sayara
https://www.instagram.com/faukasayara/
125, 155, 445
profilePage_1359964881

Faukasa Tatum
https://www.instagram.com/faukasatatum/
0, 16, 0
profilePage_8369244368

Laitus Anahi
https://www.instagram.com/laitusanahi/
34, 414, 382
profilePage_259003903

Laitus Angie
https://www.instagram.com/laitusangie/
16, 3288, 2864
profilePage_175928598

Laitus Aubree
https://www.instagram.com/laitusaubree/
3, 416, 406
profilePage_4666620165

Laitus Briana
https://www.instagram.com/laitusbriana/
535, 287, 122
profilePage_1549952994

Laitus Claire
https://www.instagram.com/laitusclaire/
4, 29, 29
profilePage_479237890

Laitus Eliza
https://www.instagram.com/laituseliza/
0, 12, 21
profilePage_8439020793

Laitus Eva
https://www.instagram.com/laituseva/
0, 13, 3
profilePage_8407909942

Laitus Faye
https://www.instagram.com/laitusfaye/
0, 0, 290
profilePage_2965850140

Laitus Heavenly
https://www.instagram.com/laitusheavenly/
59, 2188, 1065
profilePage_1414143766

Laitus Isla
https://www.instagram.com/laitusisla/
585, 253, 216
profilePage_3655902017

Laitus Justice
https://www.instagram.com/laitusjustice/
457, 2562, 980
profilePage_21956112

Laitus Lacey
https://www.instagram.com/laituslacey/
24, 508, 340
profilePage_306121510

Laitus Legacy
https://www.instagram.com/laituslegacy/
134, 278, 342
profilePage_294800442

Laitus Madilynn
https://www.instagram.com/laitusmadilynn/
0, 4, 2
profilePage_195456458

Laitus Maeve
https://www.instagram.com/laitusmaeve/
29, 787, 501
profilePage_1062763989

Laitus Malani
https://www.instagram.com/laitusmalani/
1474, 605, 689
profilePage_38695723

Laitus Maria
https://www.instagram.com/laitusmaria/
501, 406, 1573
profilePage_32084226

Laitus Oakley
https://www.instagram.com/laitusoakley/
0, 20, 9
profilePage_7601318101

Laitus Ophelia
https://www.instagram.com/laitusophelia/
45, 57, 64
profilePage_1449770004

Laitus Rayna
https://www.instagram.com/laitusrayna/
11, 55, 86
profilePage_285279317

Laitus Zaylee
https://www.instagram.com/laituszaylee/
860, 319, 433
profilePage_206602105