Responses to Russia fake news story made people wonder where they came from
So here’s the Daily Mail story.
And here’s a selection of the comments.
That’s weird, as highlighted by @DMReporter on Twitter.
RESPONSE: On a UK keyboard you have to hold down 4 keys to get a ‘¿’. Curious that so many Mail commenters use it. pic.twitter.com/A0U9MzoVoi
— The DM Reporter (@DMReporter) November 14, 2017
Here’s what other people made of it.
It’s a character encoding problem – at a guess the apostrophes are not being stored correctly on the database that holds the comments and redisplayed as that character. Possible that the commenters are using non-uk keyboards
— Tim Jong Un (@Tim_McNulty) November 14, 2017
I think you’re spot on.
— Alice Ralph (@alicaurusrex) November 14, 2017
I mean, if you can’t trust the Mail website to be free of Russian influence, what can you trust?
— Ian Ford (@ij_ford) November 14, 2017
— Jamie Alexander (@Xxander1968) November 14, 2017
I wonder whether a Cyrillic keyboard has a different layout…innocent face
— Iain Tarron (@TrumptonLibDems) November 14, 2017
¿ Is on the second page of symbols for android, they’re probably on mobile
— Libertarian leftist (@MrBlobbythehut) November 14, 2017
I’m convinced most of them are bots. I just don’t want them to be real really 😄
— kelliecollins (@kcladyboss1) November 14, 2017
Not everyone was buying it, though.
4? I thought you simply pressed Alt + Right.
— Loz M (@lkmonmoth) November 14, 2017
Doesn't work for me, but holding down [ALT] + typing "168" does, then releasing [ALT].
— Tris Stock (@Tris_Stock) November 14, 2017