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• In the beginning, shills/trolls would vehemently deny anything of a conspiratorial or secretive nature, even in the face of substantial physical and testimonial evidence.
• After that, we got the "Spin Doctors". These are professional conartists who fully acknowledge and discuss the truth, but use reasoning to twist and obscure the conclusions of that truth.
• A spin on the "Spin Doctors", we were next faced with Misinformation and Disinformation Agents. These are cunning and quick-witted people who use the combined skills of psychology, facts & truth, half-truths, lies, and misdirection,... all in an elaborate effort to have the victim discredit themselves, chase dead-ends, come to erroneous conclusions, and/or become emotionally/mentally frustrated.
• There is the Psyop shill/troll. The psyop shill/troll seeks to gather opinion, reaction, & information, or seeks to subtly condition public opinion. This shill/troll uses weaponized research, and mines avenues for new research.
originally posted by: OneGoal
a reply to: Sahabi
In the past there were members posting personal allusions about other members and personal stuff about those member's lives. Why is it that they are protected and allowed to do this? Seems like a great way to get in deep #.
originally posted by: neutronfluxI find it ironic as we become more secular, we seem to be creating generations of persons not understanding sacrifice and worship themselves as gods.
It is sad the number of persons that confuse speculation as evidence.
originally posted by: Greggers
But, most of the time, the person arguing with you isn't a shill. Most of the time, it's just someone who thinks you're wrong.
And you know what? You might be.
originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
a reply to: Sahabi
...the only blatantly obvious examples of trolling/shilling are when posters plug their own sites to generate revenue.
originally posted by: Bedlam
How dare you! There are countless examples on every thread. If you define "trolling/shilling" as "disagreement with the OP", which seems to be the common vernacular here.