Every day social media users, especially those identifying as agnostics, atheists and skeptics, are subjected to a barrage of religious spam from true believers. This tends to be repeated, day in, day out, several times a day with no attempt to engage or discuss the matter. It’s spam, plain and simple. Some groups even seem to use small botnets, multiple accounts or proxies to spam hundreds of identical or similar messages all in one go.
Let’s look at some, all from one afternoon and evening on Twitter and only a small sample…
Sometimes, several times a day, we get this…
Tidal Wave of Bullshit
Coordinated spam, all at once, dominating the feed and the hashtags. Usually #atheism and #atheist but often other faiths and whatever happens to be the trending topics at the time. Always linking to the same stuff and when you can get a reply referring to eDialogue where you can sign in and be proselytized to by an implacable Islamic parrot. If it’s them trying to attract traffic, bad show. If its spammers acting independently, bad show too.
Ignoring it is hard because searches don’t always honour blocks and filtering will make discussion and debate impossible with legitimate people.
I suggest logging on to it, reporting this and linking back.