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ATS infestation with paid political trolls

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posted on Jun, 15 2016 @ 09:24 PM
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originally posted by: BlueJacket
a reply to: mOjOm

Right, but wouldn't you say pro obama/ Saul alinsky (sp) threads are the same as pro Hilary..just wondering as an uncommitted observer. Well, sorry...I am not a supporter of hillary...but either way they seem the same


A pro Obama thread might be similar to a Pro Hillary thread I suppose depending on the topic I guess. I'm not sure if I've ever seen a Pro-Saul Alinsky thread on here or not.

I'm not a Hillary Supporter either.




posted on Jun, 15 2016 @ 09:24 PM
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originally posted by: IAMTAT

originally posted by: c2oden
I know a girl who claims to be a paid shill.
She doesn't dress very well.

Does she wear pantsuits?


Yes



posted on Jun, 15 2016 @ 09:25 PM
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originally posted by: NthOther

Yesterday I, of all people, made a pro-Hillary thread and it got 404'd.

Apparently they didn't like my provocative angle.

They should've kept it around for at least a little while though, if not simply for the sheer rarity of the occurrence.



LOL

Well, maybe that's why I don't remember seeing many Pro-Hillary Threads around here then if they're getting removed before they have a chance to take off.

Out of curiosity what was it about that got it trashed??



posted on Jun, 15 2016 @ 09:29 PM
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a reply to: IAMTAT

I know what it is and I know what it says. I'm just wondering if the sausage king knows that doing that is against t&c.



posted on Jun, 15 2016 @ 09:31 PM
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I welcome the Trollary's. They're funny...and easy to destroy.
Hopefully they'll start getting some with more than a Jr. High School education.



posted on Jun, 15 2016 @ 09:32 PM
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originally posted by: schuyler
You know, maybe there ARE "paid political trolls" here, but so what? Let them troll. I suggest that if you see brand new accounts being heavily political, that might be them. But the fact is, they aren't effective. It's a waste of money, just like those robocalls I get daily from Trump well after the primary. There is no objective evidence that any of these techniques sway voters in the least. It's just part of the farce. I get more irritated with people claiming they have some sort of special secret-sauce technique for identifying trolls than I do with trolls themselves.


schuyler has a point.
If both sides are doing they nullify each other.
Carry on as usual then.



posted on Jun, 15 2016 @ 09:32 PM
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a reply to: abe froman

Anyone else notice this trend


Robot: Trump is a racist liar, see he said "Muslim". Hillary loves Muslims.

Sublimecraft: What has Islam got to do with race?

Robot: You are a xenophobe. Hillary is a woman and a good one too that's why she will make a good president.

Sublimecraft: What does a vagina have to do with ones ability to be a good President?

Robot: You are an anti-female bigoted discriminator, Hillary saved lives in Benghazi and has done nothing wrong by using her private server because others have done it too - it's only the Trump supporters who are pushing this silly agenda that's why they all have issues with the Mexicans.

Sublimecraft: You forgot intolerant


So, Yes, I have noticed the infestation but I tolerate it because robots need love too and I'm a nice bloke like that.



posted on Jun, 15 2016 @ 09:32 PM
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off-topic post removed to prevent thread-drift


 



posted on Jun, 15 2016 @ 09:34 PM
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originally posted by: Sillyolme
a reply to: IAMTAT

I know what it is and I know what it says. I'm just wondering if the sausage king knows that doing that is against t&c.

Speaking French is against the t&c? Sacre bleu!



posted on Jun, 15 2016 @ 09:48 PM
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I would say that there is definitely NRA shills on here.



posted on Jun, 15 2016 @ 09:52 PM
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a reply to: IAMTAT
Maybe they get paid by the stars and flags they get, since the point system hasn't existed for a long time.



For the record, my record shows I am clearly not on the pay roll.



posted on Jun, 15 2016 @ 09:59 PM
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Just figure I'd chime in to say "Not me!" ... Alright it's fun because you'll never know for sure either way unless you are a shady hacker or something...

Anywho as a long time lurker and recently more frequent yet rarely serious Poster I can say that thia site has taken quote the right wing nose dive... I know .. Election year.. Someone made a good point about Zero talk of other counties politics which got me thinking how odd such a supposedly diverse site has such few topics these days..

I figured it out! I'm the only real one and y'all are just an app!!! Bots!

Whew...



posted on Jun, 15 2016 @ 10:01 PM
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originally posted by: NightSkyeB4Dawn

Maybe they get paid by the stars and flags they get, since the point system hasn't existed for a long time.



For the record, my record shows I am clearly not on the pay roll.


I wish!! The glitch that caused my stars would be enough for me to troll any viewpoint they'd ask me to.

Yay Cancer!!!



posted on Jun, 15 2016 @ 10:04 PM
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So I was reading this thread and decided to look up what ethics or rules might apply to paid political trolls and came across this interview about " Correct the Record " which basically explains how Hillary's campaign is using "trolls" under the guise of spreading ONLY Positive messages to combat all the negative Bernie and Trump supporters. Interestingly enough her campaign is, yet again, evading and side stepping FEC regulations that require disclosure of paid Ads, which in effect is what these trolls are.

It seems both the DNC and RNC are just fine letting this "loophole" slide and the FEC is not enforcing the codes, not that it's worth the money IMO....these trolls aren't changing anyone's minds...just a big waste of money all the way around. I've had a few good laughs watching some of them absolutely implode when confronted with some of our more clever and witty members.....


www.wnyc.org...#/ondemand/600850



posted on Jun, 15 2016 @ 10:06 PM
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a reply to: abe froman

Have you ever entertained the idea that people who lean more left have actually decided they don't want to be bullied anymore, and are starting to talk/post more? Especially as the election gets closer?

I mean, that's kind of a reasonable, logical and sensible theory.



posted on Jun, 15 2016 @ 10:06 PM
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ITT: conservatives cry because not everyone agrees with them



posted on Jun, 15 2016 @ 10:12 PM
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It makes for a depressing scan of the NEW Page.

Looking for the New Threads is just like looking at Steve Quayle's page. From experience it takes about 5 min to check out a new members ISP an verify they are using a home internet service.

Most of this could be avoided. "at the gate" so to speak.
JMO



posted on Jun, 15 2016 @ 10:13 PM
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Are we deluded?

This place is a safe haven for Right Wing nuts. The stars and flags (confirmation bias) is ripe for those that wish to back-slap each other for the best Hillary or Leftist put-down.

Seems to me some of those people are getting tired of the Leftists and Moderates sticking up for themselves and want a more "sterile" environment to spit their Right Wing nonsense.



posted on Jun, 15 2016 @ 10:15 PM
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I've been trying to piss everyone off here since 2007.

Ask me anything...


OH Sh!T, NM.



posted on Jun, 15 2016 @ 10:17 PM
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a reply to: abe froman


It is not the paid human trolls that bother me as i never go near the political forums , But i am pretty sure we have one member here who may not be human ! .

just one of those gut feelings after reading some of the drivil they post and they post a lot , maybe this place is a training ground for all types of AI

edit on 15/6/2016 by stonerwilliam because: spelling




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