I work in cybersecurity and one thing I know for sure is that Chinese and Russian cyber threat actors love free to play games with a social features such as chatrooms because they allow easy access to young & impressionable youth who do not have sufficient critical thinking skills.
Have you guys seen general chat these days? Not just general, new player chat as well. There is rarely (if ever) any chat about HotS in general. It’s all just a toxic cesspool of misinformation.
When you look at these accounts, they are usually very new with very few games played. But they are very active in the chat rooms, spewing all kinds of vile bull.
This is how you foment another Jan 6. The amount of dummy Russian/Chinese accounts in the chat is mind-boggling. Blizz is just as bad as Facebook when it comes to fighting cyber misinformation trends.
It is straight up depressing.