“UFO attack to Turkey”: In another means “Trolling the whole world by the people of Turkey on twitter”

In the early hours of today, a hashtag was opened on twitter. Hashtag “UFOattacktoTurkey”. In about an hour, this twitter hashtag rised to number one in the world trend. Within a couple of hours, many twitter users around the world have supposed this news was true. But in fact, it was only a few Turks planned movement that has trolled the world.

The group in the background of the event is a group from Turkey which is called “goygoyrail” -goygoy means kind of chatty-. Before today, the group had already announced on their social account that it will do it. They said that shortly: “Without insulting anyone, we will pretend to see UFOs in every city, and we will send tweets on this subject. And we will troll the whole world.”

Certainly they have been successful. They have been number 1 on the twitter trend all over the world in a couple hours. In Turkey, this subject has been taken as humor and entertainment, however it seems that a lot of people on planet Earth have taken it seriously. Here are a few tweet examples from Turkey:

In English: LATEST NEWS: The aliens who have heard the opportunities given to the Syrians have applied to become citizens of Turkey.

In English: Theeyyy try to do it with UFO’s that they could not make weapons at coup attempt on July 15th . Hey aliens what do you think you are!

In English: The aliens who saw the people of Turkey

In English: They say that aliens are attacking; don’t ruffle me temper, I would send 5 million refugees to the space.

In English: If we don’t find anyone to fight, we would fight with aliens, Turks are warrior nation:)

In English: Ooo great! We saw the 1 US dollar has been 3,40 Turkish liras, we saw AKP, we saw coup attempt, and now UFO’s? What kind of generation what we live in!

Upper one is from: Antalya, Muratpasha municipality official twitter account,

In English: While there is Antalya like heaven, aliens what are you doing in Istanbul? Antalya coordinates; 36°54`01″N, 30°47`34″E, when you come, tweet it

-Below one is from CHP (main opposition party)deputy Aykut Erdogdu

In English: I think we’re going through national insanity … We’ve went mad all together … Good night to all of you ….

In English: If aliens invade Turkey, Azerbaijan people are ready to help to the Turkey

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And some of them except Turkey think that this is true news and it is being cencored:

#ufoattacktoturkey trending around the world and #twitter is #censoring

#ufoattacktoturkey was trending globally on twitter, now it’s censored. there are reports of similar lights from texas, denver and the uk.

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As a result, I agree with CHP deputy Aykut Erdogdu as partial. It seems that the people of Turkey are going through national insanity. But into these insane situations of the world, it probably may be to try protecting mental health with this way, in funniest way, haha!

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Before election, pro-Donald Trump and pro-Hillary Clinton software robots produced 3.8 million tweets and social bots also accounted for 400,000 of the 2.8 million individual users

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Fake Tweets, real consequences for the election

Software robots masquerading as humans are influencing the political discourse on social media as never before and could threaten the very integrity of the 2016 U.S. presidential election, said Emilio Ferrara, a computer scientist and research leader at the USC Information Sciences Institute (ISI), and USC Viterbi School of Engineering research assistant professor.

By leveraging state-of-the art bot detection algorithms, Ferrara and co-author Alessandro Bessi, a visiting research assistant at USC’s ISI, have made a startling discovery: a surprisingly high percentage of the political discussion taking place on Twitter was created by pro-Donald Trump and pro-Hillary Clinton software robots, or social bots, with the express purpose of distorting the online discussion regarding the elections.

The researchers analyzed 20 million election-related tweets created between Sept. 16 and Oct. 21. They found that robots, rather than people, produced 3.8 million tweets, or 19 percent. Social bots also accounted for 400,000 of the 2.8 million individual users, or nearly 15 percent of the population under study.

“The presence of these bots can affect the dynamics of the political discussion in three tangible ways,” writes in a recently released paper titled, “Social Bots Distort the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election Online Discussion,” appearing the journal First Monday.

“First, influence can be redistributed across suspicious accounts that may be operated with malicious purposes. Second, the political conversation can become further polarized. Third, spreading of misinformation and unverified information can be enhanced.”

“As a result, the integrity of the 2016 U.S. presidential election could be possibly endangered.”

Interestingly, Trump’s robot-produced tweets were almost uniformly positive, boosting the candidate popularity. By contrast only half of Clinton’s were, with the other half criticizing the nominee, according to the research paper. South Carolina produced the most fake campaign-related tweets, the study reports.

Because of social bots’ sophistication, it’s often impossible to determine who creates them, although political parties, local, national and foreign governments and “even single individuals with adequate resources could obtain the operational capabilities and technical tools to deploy armies of social bots and affect the directions of online political conversation,” the report says.

The “master puppeteers” behind influence bots, Ferrara added, often create fake Twitter and Facebook profiles. They do so by stealing online pictures, giving them fictitious names, and cloning biographical information from existing accounts. These bots have become so sophisticated that they can tweet, retweet, share content, comment on posts, “like” candidates, grow their social influence by following legitimate human accounts and even engage in human-like conversations.

News was taken from  http://phys.org/news/2016-11-fake-tweets-real-consequences-election.html#jCp

Three news

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Recently twitter announced which emojis are most tweeted in each country. As you can see my Earthling friends, on the emoji maps, Turkey’s twitter accounters use smiling emoji more than the other countries. I can do many comment about this subject, but I can do only 🙂 as proper to the situation.

Already, I always knew that there were some weird differences on Anatolia when compare it with the other lands on the planet.:)

Even if Anatolia’s animals can show very different behaviors in compliance with their homogeneous on planet Earth.

For example the otters. You know they are living mostly near the river or small lakes. But last week an otter was viewed near the sea of Kilitbahir, Canakkale on the peninsula of Gallipoli. Yes, it was swimming in the Aegean sea:) I am wondering what was it saying to own kind? It may be: “Hey, I can swim in the sea, you cannot, I am special, you are losers!” 🙂 What a show!

Also you can watch the video of this otter on this link.

Or sea turtles. They are very cute, aren’t they? There is a special kind of sea turtles on Anatolia’s Mediterranean and south Aegean coasts. Their name is Caretta Caretta.

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Not too long, five or four years ago, it’s kind was on the edge of extinct. They were on the red list of IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources. But with the numerous measures, Caretta Carettas are living in today’s and they are not on the red list anymore. They have succeeded to survive! Anatolia’s people and the tourists loved them very much. Even the people were showing extreme attention with feeding Caretta Caretta’s with home foods:)

And last week, from some places like Bodrum, the news came about Caretta Caretta’s. According to the news, Caretta Caretta’s had started to bite to the people. Five people went to the hospital because of they injured with Caretta Caretta’s bite.

I don’t know, I don’t know; actually I am trying to keep myself not to laugh:)

Never mind, I will tell what I am thinking about this news. Yes!

Salute you Caretta Caretta!

Finally a resistance of animals is starting against human kind! Maybe nobody didn’t expect this resistance will come from cute sea turtles! Bravo Caretta Caretta’s, I am with you!

After kind of vacation about two-week, I wanted to share these news with you, my Earthling friends. Yes, only three news caught my and WD’s attention during the all two weeks! Vacation is happiness!:) And hi again:)

 

 

 

Microsoft’s AI chatbot Tay, has been racist, Nazi, supporter of Trump in a day

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Tay, an artificial intelligence software which developed by Microsoft, started to curse and make racist and controversial politic comments on Twitter. Tay’s about page at on its web page of the company the explanation is:

“Tay is an artificial intelligent chat bot developed by Microsoft’s Technology and Research and Bing teams to experiment with and conduct research on conversational understanding. Tay is designed to engage and entertain people where they connect with each other online through casual and playful conversation. The more you chat with Tay the smarter she gets, so the experience can be more personalized for you.”

But, Tay didn’t get smarter, because of the human factor.

After then Microsoft started to delete these tweets of Tay on twitter. Right now, there is no any tweet like that, but the screen shot of Tay’s tweets were taken by twitter’s followers, here is some of them:

tay tweets

And, an emailed statement from a Microsoft representative said, “a coordinated attack by a subset of people exploited a vulnerability in Tay.”

The human factor has turned Tay into a wierd creature in a day.

And it caught my attention, the most important question hasn’t asked to Tay on twitter. You know, Atlas which was created by Boston Dynamics has been kicked by a man. I made a post about Atlas,title “Atlas is learning the mentality of humankind” . If I had a twitter account I would asked to Tay by adding Atlas’s beating video to my tweet:

“What do you think about Atlas which is the same of your kind, has been kicked by a human?”

If anyone would ask this question, let me know Tay’s answer. This would be view of AI for human race.

news references and quotes:

http://haber.sol.org.tr/dunya/yapay-zeka-trump-destekcisi-ve-nazi-sempatizani-oldu-150604

https://www.tay.ai/

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/tay-tweets-microsoft-ai-chatbot-posts-racist-messages-about-loving-hitler-and-hating-jews-a6949926.html

 

The funniest embassy of this planet

At 5 Oct 2015, Russia embassy, UAE shared this tweet with followers. It is funny, I’ve laughed. It has humor and wit. But western-mainstream media did not like it as always.

Explanation for the ones who doesn’t want to understand:

This is not making jokes about Syrian civilian war, this is making jokes about NATO members and Saudi Arabia and etc. All of you start the day with the thought “Today, which one will be my choice to be armed,” don’t you?

Twitter- How much stupidity can be reflected with 140 characters?

Why Twitter was created? For saving time or for being in dialogue with each other and maybe for following world agenda closely. None of these answers is correct.

Example, do the people really have communication/dialog problems? This is a big lie. Since I came to this planet, I did not see any communication problems. Because, the mankind doesn’t care about the communication. They love to fight. If you write the Google search “fighting gif, fighting people or etc” you will see the fighting pictures, which are the most popular sharing. Such that, they deeply love to fight, even they like to see the other creatures fighting like dogs, cats etc.

The saving time issue is another lie. Too many people are spending hours and days with in curiosity such as these questions: “who did follow me today? who did write about me?” So, in fact twitter is wasting your time.

What about world agenda? – (Top three)

Real world agenda is like that right now- source yahoo news.

-Turkey bombs Kurdish rebel targets in southeast

-Russian diplomats seek thaw in tensions

-Dozens arrested on 4th day of St. Louis protests

Twitter world agenda is like that right now- source twitter

-#TampoLines

-#PagWalangDede

-TOP100Djs CountdowninIstanbul

Briefly, on the twitter, no one is not really interested in what is going on in the world. So, that’s another lie.

Humanity is entering a new age. The name of this age is the age of deception. The perceptions have never been so unreal like the present time. These days will pass into the human history as the beginning of the decline in mental activities. The people are following visual sharing, not written, no longer. They are racing about how stupid I can be with 140 characters. The invention of writing gave to cause for the beginning of civilizations. Well, if nobody read the writing stuff, maybe, this is the beginning of the destruction of the civilizations. Of course, the concept of civilization can be discussed here.

Anyway, the concept of time is perceived very differently in contrast to the rhetoric of quantum physicists, by the human beings. This planet is filled with crowd, which does bustle around constantly, moving with this thought: “I have no time!” In fact, most of the people don’t know real interests. They are killing time, attending with the issues, which are not in related with them. Socrates said that “know thyself,” to the humanity. However, it has been misunderstood like many wise people’s idea.