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"Matome" sites (pronounced "maa-tou-mee", roughly means "edited / curated") is a unique byproduct of Japanese online culture.
They aggregate comments from other sources including anonymous BBSs (typically 2ch / 5ch) and present them in a readable way (with online ads).
Matome sites have been known as sources of disinformation and defamation, and in recent years some of them became go-to places for "Netouyo" (Japanese internet far-rightists) and quite influential.
In this presentation, I will give you a brief introduction of Japanese matome sites and their influences, then explain the recent efforts to debunk some of the most notorious ones.
Based on the judicial records, leaked internal documents, etc., the presentation will explain the entire ecosystem of Japanese matome sites.
- The business model of matome sites
- The rise and fall of "Hoshu Sokuhou", one of the most influential matome sites.
- How "netgeek" operates, a notorious viral media.
- Debunking "Anonymous Post", or how to find out the anonymous operator of a matome site.