War Meet ‘Dissenter’: A far-right ‘comment section’ for hating on journalists -

JimmerSnail

Waaaay too serious
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Sorry about the double post.
It appears that some idiots haven't been using Dissenter properly, so much that they've had to put this banner, which also links to the Gab's community guidelines (<tinfoil>or maybe it was some leftist vigilante pretending to be a rightwing extremist so they'll take this tool down. What a genius, if that's the (very unlike) case</tinfoil>):
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This is probably related to the NZ's shooting, due to that psycho spewing a load of memes (and now people look at me weird whenever I quote a meme. No,really, thank you, idiot. And also the Italian Television\Radio now broadcasts all kind of Left propaganda. No,seriously.)
 

Lou Wrong

Butthurt about Buddyloids
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I checked Dissenter earlier this week to see what interesting info was being posted and all the comments were on youtube videos by nobodies. What a good idea thats being wasted here.

edit: I check it again and its suddenly good, though it still needs a layout update. I guess something must have happened recently to make people want to get around censorship?
 
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Recon

Tactical Autism Response Division
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I checked Dissenter earlier this week to see what interesting info was being posted and all the comments were on youtube videos by nobodies. What a good idea thats being wasted here.

edit: I check it again and its suddenly good, though it still needs a layout update. I guess something must have happened recently to make people want to get around censorship?
Over the last 3 years, it seems like every news site on the planet with a significant following has turned off comments & feedback. I think that's what really spurred it on. There were always people calling out shit journos in the comments sections of cesspools like VICE - sometimes to great effect.
Rather than hire talent, rather than hold themselves to a higher standard, news sites doubled down on clickbait and turned off all their comments.
Dissenter made a splash because a lot of folks'd been shut up against their will for a long time.
 

Jaimas

Broniversal Soldier
True & Honest Fan
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I think the reason it's doing so well is that it basically piggybacks on Social Media and lets people do directly what we do here on the Farms: take the piss.

Got some shithead on Twitter going on about how the solution to all problems is to kill white people? Dissenter lets you comment on that. Some dipshit puts a mockery-worthy post up on Buzzfeed and disables all responses? Dissenter lets you comment. See an article up on some site that uses Disqus as the comment engine and the OP labels anything that isn't 100% in lockstep spam? Dissenter bypasses that shit. Some group taking shit too seriously on a subreddit and baleeting anyone who disparages their autistic headcanons? Dissenter gives a way to mock that.

Not really interested in it since that's basically what I use the Farms for, but it's a good idea and if it pisses off the usual suspects that's enough for me to raise a glass to it.
 

DanteAlighieri

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I think the reason it's doing so well is that it basically piggybacks on Social Media and lets people do directly what we do here on the Farms: take the piss.
Now that you mention it, what would be really nice for a similar program is if commenting on a page using the program would create a corresponding thread on a forum, be it Gab, Voat, Kiwifarms (plus archive!).

So a Kiwifarms version that basically extends the A&H thread to the article would be pretty cool.
 

Ineedahero

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Sorry about the double post.
It appears that some idiots haven't been using Dissenter properly, so much that they've had to put this banner, which also links to the Gab's community guidelines (<tinfoil>or maybe it was some leftist vigilante pretending to be a rightwing extremist so they'll take this tool down. What a genius, if that's the (very unlike) case</tinfoil>):
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This is probably related to the NZ's shooting, due to that psycho spewing a load of memes (and now people look at me weird whenever I quote a meme. No,really, thank you, idiot. And also the Italian Television\Radio now broadcasts all kind of Left propaganda. No,seriously.)
A) how many memes have you been dropping in public that you summed it up with 'whenever I quote a meme'?
B) why are you dropping memes in public?
 

JimmerSnail

Waaaay too serious
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A) how many memes have you been dropping in public that you summed it up with 'whenever I quote a meme'?
B) why are you dropping memes in public?
A) When I was with friends, and it usually is the common one-liner without making weird noises nor moving like a tard.
B) Because I was with friends at a place and it was on topic.
 
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greengrilledcheese

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Over the last 3 years, it seems like every news site on the planet with a significant following has turned off comments & feedback.
It's part of (((their))) plan. I touched on it in this TDS thread post.

https://web.archive.org/web/20181015034247/http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/images/publications/Sovereign_Challenge_Report_091718_web.pdf
As professional curators and gatekeepers dwindle and are replaced by self-appointed and unaccountable ones, individuals are forced to assess information in ways for which they are not trained.
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While “fact” and “truth” are often considered synonymous, they actually have very different meanings in this discussion. The commonly held definition of “facts” are that they objectively exist in reality, regardless of belief, culture, or other consideration. They cannot be logically disputed. “Truth” on the other hand is made up of facts, but can be tempered by beliefs and interpretation. As such, two people can draw two different “truths” from the same set of facts.
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This means they should consider disabling commentary systems—the function of allowing the general public to leave comments beneath a particular media item—and be careful to refer to the spreading of false information and providing a fact-based correction without explicitly repeating the false message itself.
 
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heathercho

意地悪女
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A lot of media outlets have turned off the comments section, because no one was commenting bar the people in the article who were being misrepresented.
They didn't like the lack of engagement demonstrating how their medium was dying and they didn't like their lies being pointed out right to their faces.

At least that was the case where I worked previously. A higher engagement was on Twitter, but not by much if it was just a non-outrage inducing article.
 

Smaug's Smokey Hole

Fus Ro Dank
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A lot of media outlets have turned off the comments section, because no one was commenting bar the people in the article who were being misrepresented.
They didn't like the lack of engagement demonstrating how their medium was dying and they didn't like their lies being pointed out right to their faces.

At least that was the case where I worked previously. A higher engagement was on Twitter, but not by much if it was just a non-outrage inducing article.
Yeah why would anyone comment on a news site where they would just get banned immediately? Why post in the comment section of a really dumb article exposing people who posts wrongthink on the internet or something like that?

For more than a decade news media have worked hard to shut people up with extreme moderating or by shutting down the comment sections(per "sensitive" article/oped that can't be criticized or site wide on everything). Now that engagement is the name of the game they have fucked themselves over, anyone could have told them that would happen but they had devised a system where they no longer had to listen to things they didn't want to hear, welp.

They have to run "commenting on or criticizing news is bad and evil and should be left to professionals" because they're deeply entrenched in the business model where only they have a voice with reach.a
 
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