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It Appears That A Tennessee Fan Paid A Bot Farm to Tear Down Stetson Bennett On Twitter


It looks like someone, probably a Tenessee fan upset that Hendon Hooker was not nominated for Heisman, bought bots to spread anti-Stetson Bennett propaganda regarding his nomination to the Heisman trophy. It's pretty ridiculous someone went through all the effort of employing a bot farm to take down Stetson. I know schools need to advocate for their nominee. But if TCU, USC, or Ohio State employed bots to tear down Stetson to help their player win, that's pretty predatory. 

The whole concept of Bot Farms is pretty ridiculous as a whole. 

Bot farms on Twitter are networks of automated accounts, often referred to as "bots," that are designed to amplify certain messages on the platform. These bots are typically controlled by a single individual or organization (Maybe a college football program...), and they can be used to manipulate public opinion by making a message appear more popular or widespread than it actually is.

One way that bot farms on Twitter work are by following a large number of other accounts and retweeting their content. This can make it appear as though a particular message has a lot of support, even if it only came from a small group of bots. For example, if a bot farm follows 1000 accounts and each of those accounts tweets the same message, the bot farm can retweet that message 1000 times, making it appear as though there is widespread support for the message. If I was in a contract month at Barstool Sports, it might be worth the investment to buy some bots to pump up my stock. The investment could translate in the long run. 

Another way that bot farms on Twitter work is by liking and retweeting certain messages. By liking a message, a bot can make it more visible to other users, increasing the chances that it will be seen and shared. Similarly, by retweeting a message, a bot can make it appear as though the message has been endorsed by multiple users, even if it was only retweeted by a small group of bots.

While bot farms on Twitter can be used for a variety of purposes, they are often used to promote a certain message or agenda. For example, a political campaign might use a bot farm to make it appear as though a particular candidate has widespread support, or a business might use a bot farm to promote a product or service. Heisman campaigns are really no different than political campaigns. 

What if a gambler bet on everyone except Stetson Benett to win the Heisman, and engineered how his money was allocated to each bet, and then put a bunch of money into bot farms to make sure he didn't win the Heisman? It would be an amazing way to hedge your bet and try your best to make him lose. 

If you want to pay for a certain message to be broadcasted on Twitter using a bot farm, you can typically do so by contacting the person or organization that controls the bot farm. They will typically charge a fee for their services, and they may require you to provide the specific message that you want to be broadcasted. In some cases, you may also need to provide a list of accounts that you want the bots to follow and interact with. I thought Elon was coming after these services, but I guess not with this recent Heisman tampering. 

Once you have paid for the service and provided the necessary information, the bot farm will begin broadcasting your message on Twitter. This can be done over a short period of time, such as a few hours or a day, or it can be done over a longer period of time, such as a week or a month. The exact duration will depend on the size of the bot farm and the specifics of your request.

This isn't the most competitive Heisman trophy race in recent memory. But if bots are getting involved, it's pretty insane. 

College football is just that competitive. 

This may be an AI-enhanced blog. The novelty of this thing will wear off, I swear.