Paid Shills on the Internet

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  1. Desperado
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    Paid Shills on the Internet, tell me it not so.
    If true that explains a number of posters here.

    I Was a Paid Internet Shill: How Shadowy Groups Manipulate Internet Opinion and Debate
    The type of propaganda strategy described in the article below occurs across a wide range of topics and is employed by various corporate, political, and governmental groups to promote a variety of agendas.

    It is called astroturfing, and it is far more common than most would imagine.

    I Was a Paid Internet Shill: How Shadowy Groups Manipulate Internet Opinion and Debate | Conscious Life News
     
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    They're all over BP's facebook page.
     
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    How can you be sure that the author of that post wasn't a paid shill working for the conspiracy theorists? :cool:
     
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    You mean I don't have to do this for free? Fuck!
     
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    I'd believe that there was a bunch of that going on here, however it said that these shills need be intelligent. Unless they are world class actors, the "faux-conservatives" on this site are not paid shills, just uneducated rednecks who watch too much Fox News.
     
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    Hazlnut, FailGo

    I wouldn't count RDean though, the Koch Bros pay him to make Liberals look like fucking retards because it's funny to them, that's their only payoff -- the laughs
     
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    If you think any opinions on this site have ever been altered, you're living in Lala Land.
     
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    According to the theme of the article, you need to be fairly articulate, smart, capable of influencing opinion. That would basically disqualify all the wingers... on both sides.
     
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    Well crap I don't get paid anything for posting.

    I knew this went on and it gets worse at election time. I posted about it but was mostly ignored and mocked.
     
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    So the wingnuts on here get paid to make people dislike them and think they are stupid?
     

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