So that "Fake Twitter" detection site is bogus

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  1. Mlaw

    Mlaw Quite Contrarian 2010 OG VIP Gold

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    It claims that 12% of my followers are fake--none of them are, they are people from here, my real life and others I follow

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    your titays are not fake, so you got that going for you
     
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    they probably count the bar forum posters as fake.
    twitter am smart
     
  4. Mlaw

    Mlaw Quite Contrarian 2010 OG VIP Gold

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    It apparently counts anyone who doesn't use their "real" name as fake, which is bogus
     
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    itsawig Well-Known Member Banned User

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    Lets see, "real" is the opposite of "fake". And the people who use a name that is not "real" are counted as "fake". Thats crazy!
     
  6. Mlaw

    Mlaw Quite Contrarian 2010 OG VIP Gold

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    the idea is that the "fake" accounts aren't real people and were somehow purchased to up follower counts, that simply isn't the case, all of my followers are real people who use or used twitter --they aren't robots or created by a company, so their analytics are bogus
     
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    Mlaw Quite Contrarian 2010 OG VIP Gold

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    btw--I'm pretty sure you are a real person whose name is not "itsawig"
     
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    i love Mlaws titties
     
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    itsawig Well-Known Member Banned User

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    That's Mr. itsawig to you, good sir! And if you will excuse me, I'm off to the robot convention.
     
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    Take it up with dawg
     
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    Interesting....

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    If you are going to make a claim and then not post any proof, I will dismiss the claim.

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  13. BethSucks

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    In the legal world isn't drawing a general conclusion from only one specific example called hearsay.
     
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    i hope so
     
  15. LawyerLarry

    LawyerLarry Mr. Fuckmoney in the Bank VIP

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    Hearsay is an out-of-court statement made by somebody other than the in-court declarant which is being offered for the truth of the matter asserted.
     
  16. BethSucks

    BethSucks Well-Known Member Staff Member

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    Is there a legal term for making an assertion about an entire population based on only one example?
     
  17. LawyerLarry

    LawyerLarry Mr. Fuckmoney in the Bank VIP

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    Idk about a legal term. I would just call that an unfounded generalization.
     
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