It rained on Saturday. I visited a friend. I ate a pizza.
A plain old Saturday kind of day. Except for this …
On Saturday my Instagram account was hijacked by a Russian bot and I can’t get it back.
Because angry people like me turn to the Internet to find support when Big Tech firms ignore them, I am writing this for those other victims.
That I was hijacked by a Russian bot is ironic, because when I’m not writing baseball, I can sometimes be found consulting for a good government organization in Washington that is fighting to get our government to pay attention to, and deal with, the army of Russian bots meddling in our elections and affairs.
That Instagram, owned by Facebook, provided me with no support or useful help, and put the burden on me to fix a problem that they created, makes me angrier at them than I am at the Russian bot.
Here’s how it happened.