posted on Aug, 12 2011 @ 11:52 AM
Personally i think this is ridiculous since the Internet is so filled with noise that a few more or less "voices" regardless of what opinion wont
BUT - yes, there is something called "reputation management" which is in fact a real job, which pretty much matches the OPs description.
This is used by companies/groups/whatever eg. to counter (and ultimately eliminate) a negative image....yes, mainly on big social sites.
A good example would be a person/company who got into "ripoffreport.com" or similar..where a google search would come up with PLENTY of very negative
information about the person/group because of the authority of the social site. (Eg. ripoffreport.com) The job of that "reputation management" agent
would be to counter those social opinions....and another part of the job would be to actively "wipe" the negative reports associated with a
person/company from Google results.
So..yes..this EXISTS..which in turn makes the OPs story plausible and possible true.
It is therefore legit to assume that political groups or whatever organizations would hire such people since the "power of the internet" is indeed
real, to a certain extent.
edit on 12-8-2011 by flexy123 because: (no reason given)