Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Zaysan.com

Here's a random blogspam site being posted on Reddit:
https://www.reddit.com/domain/zaysan.com/
It's called Zaysan.com.  I don't think it's a straight-up plagiarism site.  But the articles are still sloppily-written.  It's being spammed in /r/Futurology a lot, and the articles posted there have a slight tech and science-y bent.  Check out the opening paragraph of this post:
https://web.archive.org/save/http://www.zaysan.com/u-s-cancer-deaths-continue-decline-with-sharpest-1-year-drop-new-data-says/
According to this report from the American Cancer Society, since 1991, the overall cancer mortality rate has decreased by an average of about 1.5% per year. In 2016-2017, the overall mortality rate fell by 2.2%! This is the largest decline in this statistical value since 1930 (since the statistics on cancer data will be delayed by 2-4 years, the latest statistics on cancer morbidity and mortality in this report are as of 2017). What factors have caused a significant decline in cancer mortality? Now let’s take a look at the detailed contents of the report.
That paragraph doesn't actually contain a link to any report, so anyone reading the article will feel slightly disoriented and not know why.

Here are a few recent posts that were sitting at the top of /r/Futurology:
https://www.reddit.com/r/Futurology/comments/fyonu4/cancer_deaths_continue_decline_with_sharpest/ 
https://www.reddit.com/r/Futurology/comments/fys7o6/norwegian_waste_plastic_bottles_have_achieved_97/
Those links were posted by these two accounts, respectively:
https://www.reddit.com/user/mansour1 
https://www.reddit.com/user/jalfar36 
Here's another likely spammer:
https://www.reddit.com/user/aboelez005/submitted/
His only visible submission right now is an hour-old post in /r/Coronavirus.  We'll see if it stays visible for long:
https://www.reddit.com/r/Coronavirus/comments/g22ms1/new_york_state_issues_an_executive_order_all/ 

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