Pew-pew Opera reviews spoiled by the Russian Trolls
It looks that omnipotent and omnipresent but still invisible Russian Trolls have become an universal excuse for nearly every failure. For failures that can’t be attributed to the malicious activity of the Trolls there are others – the Russian Hackers. Often they act together, forming satisfactory PG-13 rated picture of the distorted reality. Have you heard that it was Russian Trolls who wrote the negative review of the sci-fi fairy tale “Star Wars: Last Jedi”? Right as rain!
Morten Bay, PhD thesis, at least interpreted with a reasonable accuracy, is that negative acceptance of the “Last Jedi” has been induced by.. you guess. Let’s give a way to the author:
The results of the study show that among those who address The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson directly on Twitter to express their dissatisfaction, more than half are bots, trolls/sock puppets or political activists using the debate to propagate political messages supporting extreme right-wing causes and the discrimination of gender, race or sexuality. A number of these users appear to be Russian trolls… 50.9 percent of people tweeting negatively about the movie to Johnson were likely politically motivated or not even human.
I haven’t spent 152 minutes of my one and only life on watching the Disney pew-pew opera. Maybe it is a ‘fresh’, as Rotten Tomato critics suggests. Or maybe it is rotten as the ordinary voter (i.e. “politically-motivated-not-even-human”) poll show.
I only suggest that to be fairly scientific this study lacks an analysis of those who tweeted positively on the movie. Most of the Twitter accounts are maintained by bots, it is well-known fact. So if you look closely at the definition: “trolls/sock puppets or political activists” – it fits anyone who will openly discuss anything. And this is a real gem:
A number of these users appear to be Russian trolls.
Which number? Oh, I understand. It adds unnecessary complexity to the otherwise brilliant worldview.