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ATS intentionally subverted by members supporting political/Trump/Clinton/etc threads?!

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posted on Mar, 11 2017 @ 10:04 PM
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posted on Mar, 11 2017 @ 10:50 PM
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a reply to: mersaultdies

Zbigniew Brzezinski said the biggest threat to them in the 21st century (speaking at a CFR meeting) was the electorate becoming politically aware ...2016 started a jump to that political enlightenment for the masses ....ATS is just doing its job and doing a fine job at that



posted on Mar, 11 2017 @ 11:50 PM
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I agree with the dislike of the direction it went, but I think thats largely just whats going on in society at large. We didnt escape it here anymore than basically anywhere else on the internet. It has been infectious thought.



posted on Mar, 12 2017 @ 01:20 AM
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a reply to: mersaultdies

One of the most divisive elections in history and lots of conspiracy theories abound on both sides. Thus, you will see the threads.

I am irritated by the sheer volume, but most are people who make threads about political stuff. Even if I disagree on the plethora of pro Trump threads, most are from long time posters and I don't think they are trying to subvert the purpose of ATS. They are just posting on what they are interested in and what they get replies from. For the most part.


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posted on Mar, 12 2017 @ 01:57 AM
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ATS has become infiltrated with people, with the sole purpose of encouraging disaccord and division amongst members IMO. Many of the political post read more like a psych ops experiment than they do a group discussion. I think it’s plain as day to a lot of members, especially ones that have been here for awhile. I guarantee that the majority of people making these post would never have the balls to say what they say to your face and I think some don’t even believe the crap they’re posting. So much of it feels scripted out of some college psych book 101 that I seriously don’t think some of these people could be that stupid and or ignorant but I’v been wrong before.


Oh the irony, a conspiracy within a conspiracy forum, gotta love that.



posted on Mar, 12 2017 @ 03:08 AM
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a reply to: mtnshredder

I does really seem like that. Not limited to here for sure. Albeit surely some just love the bickering(but some not taking the replies though for their actions) and well, the political circus is great for that.



posted on Mar, 12 2017 @ 03:53 AM
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originally posted by: mtnshredder
ATS has become infiltrated with people, with the sole purpose of encouraging disaccord and division amongst members IMO.


But who? A lot of newer members are obviously politically trolling. When you use the word infiltrate, that is a strong word.

If you see that, you should alert it. Making yet another post about it doesn;t really help.



posted on Mar, 12 2017 @ 10:23 AM
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When you become the population that accounts for Above Top Secret, you realize the numbers is substantial. In turn the media or influential groups seek out the most populous sites to promote their agenda's. Or Attack... ATS just happens to be one.

The ott years were rewarding as membership increased rapidly, and with topics that mesmerized and encouraged the mysterious. The rules were less lenient then and the increasing vitriol was stopped in it's tracks by and large. It would seem liberalism abounds here, and has polarized two distinct groups, pro and con. Not to paint with too wide a brush, as most know there are approximately 100 forum here. Sparse use of other topics has been the rule lately.

Interest will recede and people will focus elsewhere. The last 8 and a half years have been a Nantucket Sleigh ride.



posted on Mar, 12 2017 @ 10:55 AM
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a reply to: mersaultdies

Yup. You got it! Yes! ...It's called "Social Engineering," and sure seems like a number of mods are supporting, encouraging and promoting the (over)simplification, redirection and polarization.

I have tried desperately to discuss a variety of topics, but no go! Everything gets twisted to being a simple "for or against" poll. Republican or Democrat. All about Trump and the USA.

BORING! BORING! BORING! BORING! BORING! BORING!



On ATS, everything is all about Republicans v/s Democrats. Voting for the winning Party. Being on the the winning side.

There. Is. Nothing. Else. To. Discuss.

So might as well move along now. Nothing to see here.

STUPID! STUPID! STUPID! STUPID! STUPID! STUPID!








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posted on Mar, 12 2017 @ 10:56 AM
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a reply to: Daughter2

Interesting youre referring to the whole instead of individualized interests. No one is making you accumulate data from the NEW, LIVE or TOP forums.

Go to only the topic-sites youre interested in then..........and if your NOT...youre judging by pieces of the whole-minus the individual topical forums...which remain the pretty much the same



posted on Mar, 12 2017 @ 10:58 AM
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As I posted the last time a thread on this subject was made.

BE THE CHANGE.

Make threads on your interests.



posted on Mar, 12 2017 @ 10:58 AM
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originally posted by: xuenchen
I think the big problem is the general MSM is no longer promoting wild hare conspiracies like UFOs and long term serial killers and genuine science/medical topics.




Uh huh. Another MSM pearl I won't bother casting:


Mysterious flashes could be alien spacecraft at work, Harvard scientists say




posted on Mar, 12 2017 @ 11:01 AM
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a reply to: Annee

Why on earth even bother?

Many mods here support, encourage and promote the polarizing bs. Think pearls before swine, etc.







posted on Mar, 12 2017 @ 11:18 AM
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The only thing I'm seeing, is a direct attack on ATS, the owners and staff for adhering to the Constitution of the United States of America.

If you want to make these slanderous and asinine statements, be my guest, as you can do that in a free and open democracy.
But, it only lessens your credibility.

Once again this great nation is at war, sadly many of you don't even know it.

God Bless ATS
God Bless Donald Trump
God Bless the United States of America




posted on Mar, 12 2017 @ 11:19 AM
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originally posted by: soficrow
a reply to: mersaultdies



BORING! BORING! BORING! BORING! BORING! BORING!




STUPID! STUPID! STUPID! STUPID! STUPID! STUPID!










You took that off my last employee evaluation.



posted on Mar, 12 2017 @ 11:29 AM
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...ATS Owners/moderators whom you're ALSO accusing of manipulating the thread rankings to fit their personal ideology.



He did NOT! ...Fyi - Based on the OP, I started thinking bots.

Much here (re)confirms that pre-existing bias does indeed impact cognition and comprehension. Negatively, btw, in case that was too subtle for you.








posted on Mar, 12 2017 @ 11:40 AM
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Now I have no idea if they were paid but they certainly were/are some type of marketing/journalism professional. (BTW there is many ways to pay a person without a direct monetary contribution - jobs for them or their relatives is a big one - paying for site advertisements (hint)


Complete and utter projection. The nerve to claim this while "Correct the Record" and "ShareBlue" exist. Or how 60% of pro-obamacare comments on FB were from 100 users only during work hours.

Perhaps those on the left quit talking because they were sick of being proven wrong time and time again.



posted on Mar, 12 2017 @ 11:54 AM
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originally posted by: mersaultdies


Not only are the threads politicised and seemingly designed to divide, but their ability to attract posts and support and to stick around in the Top sections of ATS is way beyond their level of interest.

For sure, the current political climate in USA is both important and interesting. The decisions made by Trump 'in power' will reverberate across the world and already are doing so. The actions of Clinton over the years is enough to make an open-minded researcher sick with disgust at the people who hold power in the world. Regardless of how interesting and important all of this is it is NOT as important or interesting as the topics which should be the focus of ATS.



ATS has just a whole lot of "shooters" and "snipers" in the political and social forums (however not limited to). That covers a lot of the flap........but you are correct otherwise. Hackery will win the day most of the time. I am already seeing areas developing that may not get proper coverage because talk will set off a new round of shooting only.

For example.....what ever side you are on, you should be able to see that the insurance firms are still firmly in charge of the health care thingy and it never really was a partisan issue at its core.



posted on Mar, 12 2017 @ 12:01 PM
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...I am already seeing areas developing that may not get proper coverage because talk will set off a new round of shooting only.

For example.....what ever side you are on, you should be able to see that the insurance firms are still firmly in charge of the health care thingy and it never really was a partisan issue at its core.



Uh huh. Like health coverage for astronauts, automation, robotics, etc. Threads twisted to be "Us agin Them," Democrats v/s Republicans, yada, yada. Way too boring and stupid.



posted on Mar, 12 2017 @ 12:08 PM
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a direct attack on ATS, the owners and staff for adhering to the Constitution of the United States of America.


How's that?

ATS is a private corporation, not a public forum, and the Constitution (namely the First Amendment), does not specifically apply, hence the very specific T&C.




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