Chopra trolling on Twitter?

@Krelnik does it again. He digs into the data and finds some interesting revelations about one of the most annoying people on Twitter. What’s up with Chopra?

Misleading posts in Deepak Chopra’s Twitter feed verge on trolling | Skeptical Software Tools.

Susan Gerbic contacted me the other day. She was confused by an unsolicited message she had received from none other than Deepak Chopra on Twitter. To save you the click – it’s just a bare URL in a tweet, no other explanation. Presumably Chopra wants Susan to read that blog post?

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Using Twitter’s advanced search function (which has also been recently enhanced), I dug deeper into Chopra’s Twitter feed to see how often he does things like this.

What emerges is a sad pattern of a man who has almost 2 million followers (and a verified account!) acting as if it is vitally important his followers see that he is debating with certain key atheists on Twitter. He also seems bizarrely obsessed with getting certain people to read his blog. In the process I believe he’s skirting the Twitter rules on spam, and encouraging bad behavior in some of his co-authors as well.

We’ve ALL had bouts with Chopra. Chopra is a celebrity New Age guru who promotes Ayurvedic medicine, other alternatives to medicine, and a packaged s**t-ton of nonsense philosophy he calls “quantum healing”. He’s had a beef with Susan because he thinks she is messing with his Wikipedia page. That was an epic fail you can read about here:

Some funny quantum entanglement business on Deepak Chopra’s Wikipedia page.

More about Susan’s valid work on Wikipedia here.

In general, he digs at atheists, conflating them with skeptics, and does not understand the process of applying skepticism. From this angle, he’s an incredibly self-absorbed person from the impression he gives online. You’d think he’d be beyond “@-reply” messages on Twitter.

Along with misunderstanding quantum stuff, he apparently doesn’t know how stuff works on the internet either.

Typically, when you don’t have facts to back up your incredible claims, you pull some stunt, whether that be threatening a suit or whining to your public. Chopra puts on a show for his followers to make it look like he is engaging with known personalities online. However, they don’t give his nonsense a word back. As it should be. Shouldn’t he be like actually working instead of obsessing over his twitter everyday? Or does he have someone else do it?

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More on this similar topic: The latest fringe researcher to complain about Wikipedia – Russell Targ | Doubtful News.

Deepak Chopra – The Skeptic’s Dictionary – Skepdic.com.

Deepak Chopra woo-fully whines about those nasty skeptics on Wikipedia – Respectful Insolence.

Skepticblog » The Woo of Creation: My evening with Deepak Chopra.

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  8 comments for “Chopra trolling on Twitter?

  1. Kevin
    May 22, 2014 at 7:21 PM

    The “Master of WOO” is losing his grip.

  2. Peter Robinson
    May 23, 2014 at 2:27 AM

    Think it rather a good thing that Deepcrap is feeling the need to waste his time chasing down his opponents. First it does just that, wastes his time. Second, it shows that he is genuinely worried about the critics. Perhaps even a tacit admission that he knows they are right?

  3. Lee
    May 23, 2014 at 10:03 AM

    Absolutism can have no detractors. This is how he makes his bucks and he has to put on a show for all his sheep by lashing out at any skeptics he chooses. He also has to believe what he shovels. The only waste of time in this scenario is that he is denied time to create more nonsense to placate his followers and to attract others. This individual imparts a “Quantum” buttock pain to my posterior region.

  4. Lee
    May 23, 2014 at 2:21 PM

    Thanks for the link Sharon. I truly believe he missed his calling as a politician. His ability with doublespeak is incredibly remarkable!

  5. Frederick
    May 23, 2014 at 2:44 PM

    just another narcissistic person ( I was About to write a bad word here, but I back off, I’m a polite guy after all). I think that a lot of Woo advocate, if not Con artist that do it for the money, Are really Narcissistic. They thing they are so great, that they can’t be wrong, so they will make every mental gymnastic that is possible to get to their point. This Chopra Dude is a good example of it. So I guess he actually, somehow, believe his own non-sense. Those are the worst.

  6. May 23, 2014 at 2:59 PM

    He is clueless! Look at this tweet (has been deleted)
    Deepak's tweet

  7. BobM
    May 23, 2014 at 5:11 PM

    Thank God I don’t tweet. I have however had a run in with the man a couple of times on his Huffpo occasional blog thing. Took issue with his use of the word “quantum”. He seems to have thousands of defenders :-).

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