posted on Jun, 1 2010 @ 05:24 PM
Originally posted by D.E.M.
reply to post by Djarums
I would have thought that utilizing a third party tool to specifically spread propaganda on the forum would violate the terms and conditions?
The people using this tool aren't interested in being "members", they are interested in posting canned responses to spread their message and then
moving on to another board to do the same.
Unfortunately, this results in threads like "Report: Israel Attacks Aid Flotilla" being deluged with these propaganda messages by accounts that have
no interested in discussion of the topic.
In short this tool is being used to hamstring the entire purpose of the site and deliberately spread ignorance by drowning out the other members.
There will be no action to counteract the use of this tool?
[edit on 1-6-2010 by D.E.M.]
I must admit, I find the ATS management 'sitting on the fence' position to be highly frustrating sometimes. I understand WHY they do it, as an
agent of Internet neutrality, ATS must maintain this standard at all times. But I don't agree with it - EVERYONE, and EVERYTHING, MUST choose a side
at some point. That is how the world works, and it would be naeve of anyone to think otherwise.
This is information economics.
If ATS is a 'signaller' of the supply / demand & price / quantity supplied equilibrium of information, with a priority of maintaining a TRUE picture
of the information market, then this helps us to understand exactly what this 'MEGAPHONE' system is all about.
This Megaphone system is an 'Information Market Distortion'. It skews the correct information, and changes the applied 'information market' into
something false. Therefore, the information markets cannot function properly, and we will see at some point a market failure due to this issue.
As an agent of Internet Information Neutrality and Accuracy - ATS MUST ACT ON THIS ISSUE, AND OTHERS OF ITS' ILK
. How can we tolerate
flagrant disinformation, that doesn't even TRY to hide its' intent?
And please ATS management, don't try to use the Politically Correct card on this one - we know you have morals, don't abandon them on this issue.