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Is "Gustav" Leiter? Or

Shang

4 day(s) ago

Someone masquerading as his online persona and making a strafe run through EVERY post having to do with Leiter. I can't tell because I can genuinely imagine Leiter googling himself and answering in the third person EVERY single post mentioning him.

https://twitter.com/pankisseskafka/status/722935540828364801

http://insidethelawschoolscam.blogspot.ca/2014/08/looking-back-at- itlss.html?showComment=1407440114556#c8427264034922073529

http://www.lawyersgunsmoneyblog.com/2013/03/for-the-record-contains-brian-leiter-content

Dorothy

4 day(s) ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvkAM1FOnAk

Tommaso

4 day(s) ago

Someone masquerading as his online persona and making a strafe run through EVERY post having to do with Leiter. I can't tell because I can genuinely imagine Leiter googling himself and answering in the third person EVERY single post mentioning him.

https://twitter.com/pankisseskafka/status/722935540828364801

http://insidethelawschoolscam.blogspot.ca/2014/08/looking-back-at- itlss.html?showComment=1407440114556#c8427264034922073529

http://www.lawyersgunsmoneyblog.com/2013/03/for-the-record-contains-brian-leiter-content

Shang

To be perfectly honest with you, I bet it is just someone who really likes Brian Leiter and wants to defend him in a sycophantic manner. I've never really believed that stuff about Leiter sock- puppeting.

Dorothy

4 day(s) ago

Wait, what is "sock-puppeting", is that like Muppets or something?

Mikhail

4 day(s) ago

Hm, I'm thinking more like this?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJAYsKjJtM4

Shang

4 day(s) ago

It's posting on a forum under a pseudonym (or multiple pseudonyms) and defending yourself, giving the impression that there is a chorus of people agreeing with you

Tommaso

4 day(s) ago

Wait, what is "sock-puppeting", is that like Muppets or something?

Dorothy

Hi Dorothy. Knowing this place, i regard it as exceedingly unlikely that you are serious, but on the off-chance that you are and for anyone else who wants to know: sock-puppeting is where someone takes on some kind of anonymous avatar online in order to defend themselves. This creates the impression that they aren't alone, that they have defenders, and so on. Over the years, many people have accused Brian Leiter of doing this, although they haven't offered any compelling evidence (unsurprising, given the sources!). I know you're probably not serious, but I hope that helps!

Tommaso

4 day(s) ago

It's posting on a forum under a pseudonym (or multiple pseudonyms) and defending yourself, giving the impression that there is a chorus of people agreeing with you

Shang

Much more concise! Didn't see your comment before posting mine. Also... I take it the YouTube video means the ant farmer has arrived on the scene?



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