posted on Feb, 18 2013 @ 08:46 PM
I believe a person could be a member here for a week and already spot a shill or two. As long as they have had enough experience in similar
They absolutely exist and their methods are fairly transparent. They follow a practice called "applied trolling" and it is a very efficient method of
derailing useful conversation.
They are all over ATS and they utterly destroyed the Conspiracy Central forum a few years ago.
To study them, read comment threads of mainstream sources such as NBC or ABC, FOX isn't as good because there are just a large number of serious FOX
sycophants. To really drag them out, post a conspiratorial comment yourself and make a shill-friend today!
They'll deny and whine and reply, "prove it" "give me some examples" "reminds me of something I heard about X dumbass demographic" anything to derail
conversation about the topic at hand, usually by drawing an individual into an off topic fight, and most shills can be spotted by their dogged
fascination with and hounding of particular individuals while ignoring the broader conversation at hand.
They really are a pack of wolves. I know they're around, I know the software they use, I know the language they employ. I've been around long enough
to know what's what.
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