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Government hired internet trolls

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posted on Oct, 30 2015 @ 08:56 PM
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Some people believe that government hired "trolls" are active within the corners of some of the most used websites on the internet. People postulate that these government agents follow important political or conspiracy topics and use disinformation to sway public opinion or discourage factual debates on the subject in question. This certainly wouldn't be the craziest thing the government and/or it's intelligence agency's have done in regards to conspiracies that are now proven to be true, with one real example similar to this theory being operation mocking bird, a project from decades ago where in almost every single mainstream news outlet was bought by the CIA. This was done for propaganda to control what the American people knew about the war and could be used to alter peoples opinion on whatever topic needed. Hundreds of government paid journalists were on tabs, could it be true that agents are now being paid for disinformation to discourage research into modern conspiracies or to put out pro-government content on the internet likely under the notion of "national security"? This short video highlights the use of "trolls" over the Russian/Ukraine altercation and the link below is of the CIAs past successful mission of buying out the news.


www.prisonplanet.com...

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posted on Oct, 30 2015 @ 09:01 PM
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Of course they do. I've read threads right here on ATS from trolls admitting to it



posted on Oct, 30 2015 @ 09:06 PM
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Yes, Governments are very wasteful with taxpayers money.



posted on Oct, 30 2015 @ 09:07 PM
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a reply to: mymymy

China also has this too, idk if its done on conspiracies I wouldn't doubt it, but theres tons of people who are paid a small amount of money to flood as many stories or comments online to be in flavor of certain political persons or policies
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posted on Oct, 30 2015 @ 09:07 PM
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Israel pay a good amount of sheckles to shilling trolls apparently.

And they really like to earn those sheckles too.


It's called counter narrative or something like that...
But propaganda is propaganda at the end of the day.


Wish I could get payed to talk bulls#, they remind me of sports commentators or half time analysts...

I sit there thinking, I could say all that and get payed.

Anyways, yes.


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posted on Oct, 30 2015 @ 09:10 PM
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The worst is when other ATSers 'star' them.




posted on Oct, 30 2015 @ 09:11 PM
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a reply to: CharlieSpeirs

If I was a billionaire I would pay truth trolls to just truth bomb everywhere, would make tons of truth documentaries and movies. One day someone will come along like that if he doesn't die of a heart attack first



posted on Oct, 30 2015 @ 09:12 PM
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Sounds like a nice gig. Where do I apply?



posted on Oct, 30 2015 @ 09:12 PM
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I would find it harder to believe that they didn't hire trolls. Honestly I think trolls are the tip of the iceberg as to who and what they own online. In fairness I also believe that some paid trolls are unaware of who is footing their tab, they are told to cause havoc, create click bait and flood threads with enough useless stuff to keep the real information hard to find. While others are given just enough truth sprinkled with a whole load of crazy to help cast doubt on what is really reality.

I would love to give examples but I would hate to upset my handler...joking. bit I think allot of the time it is obvious and other times it is so well crafted you don't even recognize you are being trolled.

Short answer short yes there are paid trolls out there on almost every board forum and Web page you can think of.


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posted on Oct, 30 2015 @ 09:20 PM
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a reply to: Telepathy3

Global Government propaganda minions stick out like dogs-balls on this, and other, "critical thinker" websites.

Government trolling is a sign that government is created to control society and weed out truth where ever it manifests itself because truth will eventually lead to the deconstruction of government - and government will not allow that - hence the reason assassination programs by government agencies are authorized (Dr David Kelly for example)


In the annals of internet conspiracy theories, none is more pervasive than the one speculating paid government plants infiltrate websites, social network sites, and comment sections with an intent to sow discord, troll, and generally manipulate, deceive and destroy reputations. Guess what: it was all true.
The Conspiracy Theory Is True: Agents Infiltrate Websites Intending To "Manipulate, Deceive, And Destroy Reputations"
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posted on Oct, 30 2015 @ 09:20 PM
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Why not it's probly cheap what a buck or 2 a post

I can't see any reason they wouldn't it's effective and cheap

Not to mention easy money all u gota do is sell out



posted on Oct, 30 2015 @ 09:28 PM
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a reply to: Telepathy3

This is correct but not only a specific government, many governments indulge in this method of information control and monitoring from the US to North Korea, Russian and China to say just a few.

As well as Government sponsored internet control agent's there are corporate control agents as well, conspiracy and social media can be great public relation's forum's, not just to push your company but to take down someone else by sowing seed's of discord and reputation bashing.

Then there are other vested interests, take a professor of a profession whom feels personally threatened by a growing counter culture against his profession or a beloved theory to which he has devoted his life, imagine he gets sick of this counter culture tearing at what he feel's he has invested his life into, now whether right or wrong he may, if it gnaws at him enough or it is in his character to do so, turn to frequenting threads and even stooping to lying in order to disinform or sow seeds of doubt about the specific controversial subject's counter arguments.

We would all like it not to be true but it is and will continue to be so and now the internet has lost it's free status it will possible become more prevalent if anything.

It does and it has for many years once the net became a major media and it will continue to be a medium by which Cointel operatives will seek to sow there seed's or to discredit the truth.

You would be surprised how many probably visit ATS but then it is the number one conspiracy site, sadly many have left the site because of this and many others almost have but there is no real alternative as the other sites have niche communitys and lack the wide ranging membership and broad spectrum of subject thread's.

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posted on Oct, 30 2015 @ 09:35 PM
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Of course they do, but does the government really need to hire trolls?

It seems to me there's an awful lot of them doing it for free. The vast majority of "internet discourse" is simply the regurgitation of state-corporate (known in the early 20th century as fascist) propaganda anyway.

They've done such a good job brainwashing everyone with all of their bulls#, people will troll on the state's behalf entirely of their own accord.

To be involved make a difference, you know?


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posted on Oct, 30 2015 @ 09:39 PM
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Of course there are government trolls/shills out there. Just so happens to be one on this very site that is so obvious that about 40% of us figure it out quite easily. The other 60% feed him and agree with him.

Wish more people would open their eyes.



posted on Oct, 30 2015 @ 09:41 PM
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I saw it on the internet so it has to be true.



posted on Oct, 30 2015 @ 09:47 PM
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some are probably on the government 'payroll' or employees of government 'agencies' however some of them look to be privately 'funded' or freelance trolls, that should not be surprising to anyone with a few years internet experience online today, remember nothing online is 'private'



posted on Oct, 30 2015 @ 09:55 PM
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a reply to: CharlieSpeirs

Damn, need to find out where to apply.

I need a second income!

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posted on Oct, 30 2015 @ 10:43 PM
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Some state Dept/ Gov agents are hired.

Stick to the following. But leave CTs alone as it has enough unpaid troll-bys!

"State Department trolls Islamic State militants on Twitter"





.@Dawla__accountt The middle photo is taken from Hungarian porn. Stop using fake photos to “trick” people into supporting your lost cause.



-Source

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posted on Oct, 30 2015 @ 11:51 PM
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originally posted by: Telepathy3
a reply to: CharlieSpeirs

If I was a billionaire I would pay truth trolls to just truth bomb everywhere, would make tons of truth documentaries and movies. One day someone will come along like that if he doesn't die of a heart attack first


The problem is there is almost no difference between that and actual propaganda. One man's truth is another man's lie.



posted on Oct, 30 2015 @ 11:58 PM
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The fact is, Government paid trolls are everywhere and most social website have them.

The only time I have come in contact with a few is when I am discussing 911, Kennedy assassination, or UFO's.

I am convinced that if the owners of ATS knew they have a paid troll on their site, I am sure they would Banned that particular member.

However, I don't believe ATS doesn't have the time to censer every members content and posting habits. That is my opinion and I may be wrong, I really don't know.

However I believe we have one on the 911 forums and I continue to have run in with this member.

I will never give this members name because I believe it is against ATS TC. I had a look at this members back ground on ATS and was amazed this member has been here for many years and does not go on any ATS threads but only the 911 threads.

This member stars are very low for the many years this member been on ATS and has no flags.

Furthermore this member has appointed themselves experts on every topic concerning 911.

The problem is this member defends the OS of 911 tooth and nail, every single aspect of it.


It doesn't matter what real science has been posted by many members that proves part of the OS of 911 is fabricated.
It is always ridiculed and has never been debunked, specially the science of A&E for 911 truth.

What I found very interesting is this member monitors all open 911 threads 24 hours a day. I have been on at 4 am and this person is still responding to others including me, it doesn't matter what time it is this member is always posting or rebutting someone's claims.

I have witnessed many ATS members calling this member a paid troll.

Is this person a paid government troll, I don't know, however I find it very suspicious


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