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originally posted by: hearows
I don't think there's anything interesting enough here to warrant the attention of alphabet soup agencies.
It's not a secure enough forum for much whistleblowing activity and it's certainly not high enough traffic. It's full of half baked conjecture to the point where disinformation sells itself here.
I'm sure the idea that there are agencies working to make sure this group doesn't expose some hidden truth is flattering to membership, it's just a bit egotistical to believe that the opinions and theories here are revolutionary enough to warrant action from TPTB.
I fully understand that the govt has recorded information about forum use, and it's likely that membership here sends up the occasional red flag in a database somewhere, but I highly doubt we'd rank any real concern.
Now, I've known honest to god military intelligence folks on assignment to cyber security, and they do look on social media... But he was just a sweet dude looking for terrorists post 9/11. He didn't have an ulterior motive or seem to carry any deep dark secrets. I grew up around high ranking military folks and very few of them seemed truly perturbed. I think folks forget sometimes that most government folks are just people trying to do their jobs and live out relatively mundane lives.
And aliens? Aliens I'm sure would have the technology to avoid our perception if they wanted to, indefinitely. I highly doubt first contact would be through an internet forum, or that empirical evidence would ever surface here first.
originally posted by: icewater
You nailed it. Government intel agencies have enough to do without worrying about this site. The posts mostly speak for themselves....and to think anyone in the government cares what is said here is giving this site far too much credit.
originally posted by: Outrageo
Specifically regarding Aliens and UFO subject matter:
Are there disinformation agents active on ATS?
To what extent are these agents active? Who do they represent? Alphabet-Acronym Government organizations?
If government, are they Domestic or Foreign or Both?
Disinformation is intentionally false or inaccurate information that is spread deliberately. It is an act of deception and false statements to convince someone of untruth. Wikipedia
who is paying them? WHY ARE THEY LYING TO US?
originally posted by: OtherSideOfTheCoin
The thing that always gets me about this idea of having "shills" working on ATS is this:
Think about the amount of utter crap that is on this site, just stuff that is quite obviously total bollocks, why would they need disinfo agents, what are they going to do, post yet more pictures of Martian rocks?
I am sure that there is someone sitting in a office at the NSA who every now and then might have a little peek at what is being said on ATS and other conspiracy sites but nothing more.
I would think that they are more interested in social media sites than conspiracy sites.
originally posted by: Informer1958
I agree with many of the posters on their comments on this topic. I am convince there are trolls, that are deliberately derailing some thread topic, such as 911 and UFO's. Why? Because these issues are top secrete to begin with. The government and military have publicly come and said they have trained keyboard OP's to infiltrate social media sites and that would include ATS.
Yes, There Are Paid Government Trolls On Social Media, Blogs, Forums And Websites
HOW COVERT AGENTS INFILTRATE THE INTERNET TO MANIPULATE, DECEIVE, AND DESTROY REPUTATIONS
How to deal with a key board OP's is to ignore them and carry out your discussion with members who are interested in the Topic at hand. Yes there are Trolls who love to disrupt a good topic because it is fun for them. I am not trying to put ATS down by no means, I love this site, there are so many wonderful topics every day on this site and News from around the world, including Science, and personal stories that I enjoy reading. The best of all you get to know stuff that main stream media dare not talk about.
Are there paid disinformation Key Board Op's on ATS? I do not know, the fact is there is no proof.edit on 14-7-2015 by Informer1958 because: (no reason given)
originally posted by: Kandinsky
a reply to: Outrageo
However, you might find this intriguing and I can only say so much about it. A certain, credible member made a series of popular posts and threads and did it all without leaving a trace. Maybe they were a 'paid disinfo agent' or an independent mischief-maker? We'll probably never know because they executed it all without so much as a fingerprint left behind.
That's all I can say about it.