Spammer 1, Reddit 0

by Will Chen on 13 October 2007 comments

The top story on reddit right now is "VOTE UP if you want GEORGE BUSH in Prison!!" It received 740 votes in 6 hours.

There are several things wrong with this post:

  • The story links to an advertisement for the film Endgame. No, I'm not linking to it. Doing so will just reward the spammer. The website doesn't mention anything about Bush or sending Bush to prison. Instead, we're treated to rants like this: "For the New World Order, a world government is just the beginning. Once in place they can engage their plan to exterminate 80% of the world's population, while enabling the "elites" to live forever with the aid of advanced technology."
  • The majority of the people who voted for the story probably did not read the actual story. (I hope this is the case--if people voted for this paranoid spam on purpose, I'd be even more disappointed.)
  • The story is a duplicate. The user who submitted it has submitted a lot of other Endgame related stories to reddit. He looks like a marketing sock puppet.

Frankly, I think reddit users are way too smart to fall for something like this. This is clearly a spam attack against reddit. Please vote down that story and report the link to the admins. This is an embarrassment.

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