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Brazilian trolls spam Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook posts with stickers
Facebook stickers, photos and comments have taken over the Zuck’s biggest life events.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg gets his fair share of grief, considering he started the most popular social network in history. He gets called out for his ever-present basic t-shirt, his awkward persona, and his questionable views about online privacy. Now, Internet trolls have taken their anti-Zuckerberg sentiment to the next level, invading his personal Facebook page with meaningless dribble.
We at the Daily Dot celebrated the announcement back in October that Facebook stickers could be used on wall posts and comment threads. Zuckerberg may not be so happy about them at the moment.
Old posts of Zuckerberg’s, such as the announcement of his marriage, are currently being overrun with stickers, random images, and comments. His marriage post in particular is nearing 2 million Likes and 190,000 comments.
TechCrunch reports that the trolling may have begun in response to the widely documented low reach of brands’ Facebook pages, but that remains unconfirmed.
Most of the comments originate in Brazil. There is a Facebook group of approximately 1,600 users who have committed themselves to flooding Zuckerberg’s posts with stickers. Though the trolling may seem like nonsense on the surface, there is a clear method to the Brazilian trolls’ madness. Many of the comments contain some version of the phrase “come join the ‘zueira,’” which translates to trolling or disorder.
If their endgame is, indeed, disorder, it’s the most orderly disorder we’ve ever seen.
Photo via Jason McELweenie/Flickr (CC BY 2.0) | Remix by Jason Reed
Marisa Kabas is a lifestyle reporter and activist. Her work has been published by Fusion, Fast Company, and Today. She’s also served as an editorial campaigns director for Purpose PBC, a social movement incubator.