- He used a right wing meme as a profile photo, and had a big USA nationalist cover photo (flag, etc.).
- He marked his religion on this fake profile as “Jesus Christ.”
- In his profile, he said he is divorced.
- In his profile, his high school is fake - it's somewhere in Kentucky, and has the name "Christian" in the title
- He “liked” Fox News, Breitbart, and some “we love Trump” account.
- He put up a few status updates, all political in nature.
- Then he sent friend requests to 5 - 10 people who were posting right wing crap on those pages.
- He did NOT comment on any pages at all.
- he sent out another 5 -10 friend requests, choosing people out of the comments section of the aforementioned pages, and had about 7 Facebook friends.
- he added an implication on his profile that he’s an Army veteran and as having graduated from a fake Christian high school in Kentucky.
I want to note, that as of 6 p.m. Saturday evening:
- He hasn’t posted on any page other than his own.
- He hasn’t engaged with anyone at all except to send about 20 friend requests.
- And in the time it took me to type everything you have read up to this point, I have been informed that he had about 10 more friend requests.
- Some say they are women, and have flowers and inspirational quotes in their profile. They also each have hundreds, even thousands, of friends.
- Some are people that, in their status update, have only posts selling something: knives, ammunition, survival items, etc.
- On his real profile, the one that uses his real name, location, job, etc., he does comment on public organization's status updates - for instance, on a news organization's facebook page status update.
- On his real profile, he rarely gets friend requests - and when he does, they are usually from people he knows.
But WHO has created these bots?
FYI, this experiment by my friend was inspired by What goes on in a far-right Facebook filter bubble?, an article in Deutsche Welle about two TV reporters for Germany's ZDF broadcaster that created a fake account for an imaginary, and extreme, right wing German, and what happened regarding who reached out to that fake profile on Facebook.