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Find SOME way to filter out all of the Russian trolls!

Russian trolls are a plague on Yahoo comments. Most of them are easy to identify, because they are attacking Yahoo or other news sources, not the article or information in question. Also, Russian trolls generally have few comments, generally less than a thousand, and a quick review of their other comments can be used as the basis to screen them out and close their accounts. Get these Russian trolls OUT of Yahoo!

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  • Nik commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Seems like anyone who disagrees with hal’s ( or any liberal Democrats) Views is a Russian bot....
    well, I disagree Hal and I’m a ( shocker, I know) AMERICAN.
    Shame on you Hal, you are a traitor and you know it

  • [Deleted User] commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Few of the posts here are helpful or relevant because they are outright denials of people who complain about the problem.
    They use arguments that criticise "poor whiny liberals", "socialist liberalism", and such, and then claim that there are people who believe that anybody who disagrees with them are ******* trolls or who have foreign influence etc., etc.,etc..

    Their comments are made freely, as is their right, but they are no better than the people they condemn and are easily ignored.

    I've seen few that are objective; one of the best so far is to filter out comments based upon IP addresses.
    It's not an infallible method, because some trolls are inside ****** and yet others may very well be spoofing their IP addresses. All the same, it should not be difficult to weed out the obvious ones.

    Few of the posts here are relevant

  • Peoples Ready Mix commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    So now anybody who doesn't sip at the socialist liberalism Koolaid tap are labled as Russian trolls. The fact is that the majority of Americans actually believe in the Constitution as the basis for our freedoms (including the press and speech). Nowhere is there a 'right' to not be offended, or to silence those who disagree with your desire to live off the the government (which means everyone else). And why is it OK (by the libs) to have strong foreign (SOROS) influence in our elections and press?

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The Russian and Koch Trolls need to be removed!! These filthy vermin are committed to destroying the freedom of the press. I understand why the Russians do it, but these so called americans are nothing but triators.

  • cocoman commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    block ip's that do not originate in the u.s. and quit blocking our comments...

  • S Adams commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    What the Yahoo algorithm that blocks conservative posts and point out obvious liberal bias isn't working well enough for you? It is pretty obvious there is one in place

  • Jamie Lutton commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Russian trolls a. urge us to hate and fear each other. b. spread lies and disinformation, like
    ''walk away'' (from the Democrats) a recent attempt to sway votes from Moscow. c. They
    are very divisive on Yahoo, and cause a lot of anger and strive here.
    Everyone's blood pressure would go down if they were kicked off.
    They have foreign addresses, right? DO YOU JOB, YAHOO!

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Its amazing how these days Americans with an opinion that differs from the left are all suddenly "Russian Trolls". I guess we really are in a " cold war" when people saw " Commies" everywhere... accused EVERYONE, and generally became insanely paranoid. Stop with the paranoia people... go get some counseling! Are there some Trolls that are Russian..yes. They have their idiots that go online and post the same as we have here in the US. NO COUNTRY is immune to stupidity. They are also not immune to trolls who go online and harass and annoy people. Every country has them. Trolls from South America ( Mexico, Guatamala, Panama, ect post on immigration issues. Yes, I have caught them. But theyre ok.. because they arent Russian. Oh and don't think for a second they weren't trying to influence the elections. They did their part too. But they agree with the left so shhhhhh... that doesn't happen!!

  • William Brown commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    the "news" should be neutral; Yahoo cannot get any more left... it is already so far left that it cannot change course. I am going to save a lot of time by not reading your left-wing, biased junk

  • j commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It's the middle of the night US time. I just had a go-around with a foreign troll. English was perfect (too good), but his understanding of culture had breaks. He was clearly spreading false information and contradicting facts (something that Yahoo has reported on as a common anti-US tactic). When I called him on it he switched accounts and came back again. I called him out and he admitted it. Really, what is yahoo doing about Anti-American trolling. Google, facebook, ... are all taking serious measures as are European providers.

  • mike commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I can't believe this is ranked (currently 167th) so low on the suggestion page. It is a real problem. Some of the Russian bots have over 50,000 posts I've seen some with over 70,000
    I've been here since 1998 and I have about 3000 posts. Which I feel at times is too many.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    What is Yahoo doing about all the russian bots and trolls on here?

    NOTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ideal Living commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is a serious issue which needs to be addressed. Further, pro-Putin puff-pieces like, "Putin's Russia: From basket case to resurgent superpower" are quite literally propaganda.

  • . Spaznler commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    "...the armies of Russian trolls..."

    Maxine Waters, is that you?

    LOL!!!

    Walgreen's called Hal, your meds are ready for pickup.

  • Mark Wilson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Start monitoring Russian trolls on your comment boards. You're losing readers, like me

  • Mark Wilson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Start monitoring Russian trolls on your comment boards. You're losing readers, like me

  • Big W commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Your comments section is hijacked by Russian bots. It becomes very obvious anytime the story is about Trump. Do your readers the respect of disabling comments, especially on Trump news.

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