RationalWiki's 2018 Fundraiser

There is no RationalWiki without you. We are a small non-profit with no staff — we are hundreds of volunteers who document pseudoscience and crankery around the world every day. We will never allow ads because we must remain independent. We cannot rely on big donors with corresponding big agendas. We are not the largest website around, but we believe we play an important role in defending truth and objectivity.

If everyone seeing this today donates $5, we will meet our goal for 2018.

Fighting pseudoscience isn't free.
We are 100% user-supported! Help and donate $5, $20 or whatever you can today with PayPal Logo.png!

Donations so far: $3383Goal: $5000

Serdar Argic

From RationalWiki
Jump to: navigation, search
Someone is wrong on
The Internet
Icon internet.svg
Log in:
Artist's impression.(Not really.)

Serdar Argic was a spambot created by Turkish graduate student Ahmet Cosar, who flooded Usenet on a regular basis for much of 1993 and 1994 with posts inverting the facts of the 1918 Armenian genocide, accusing the Armenians of massacring over 2 million Turks, Azeris, and other Muslims in the area.

Cosar was said to have used an Awk script to search the entire Usenet feed available to him for any mention of Turkey or Armenia, then posting a hateful, conspiracy theory-riddled rant with an intro vaguely customized to the subject of the thread. Part of the evidence that he used such a script was the fact that the rant would sometimes be issued in response to posts about turkey sandwiches or Thanksgiving turkeys.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]