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Text You've probably run into them before -- those seemingly random antagonizers who always end up diverting the conversation in an online chat room or article comment section away from the issue at hand, and towards a much different agenda. Hot-button issues like illegal immigration, the two-party political system, the "war on terror" and even alternative medicine are among the most common targets of such attackers, known as internet "trolls" or "shills," who in many cases are nothing more than paid lackeys hired by the federal government and other international organizations to sway and ultimately control public opinion.
Conspiracy websites are typically the most heavily targeted by government officials.
That is absolutely ludicrous...sorry, but no.
Revealed: US spy operation that manipulates social media
Military's 'sock puppet' software creates fake online identities to spread pro-American propaganda
Israel: Government pays students to fight internet battles
Students in Israel are to form government-funded "covert units" to defend the country on Facebook and Twitter, it's reported.
reply to post by Metallicus
Didn't the current administration start a campaign for online advocacy for Obamacare?
reply to post by Dustytoad
Ah, a fellow CAPOC Guy/Gal?
I guarantee you that there are people who cut their teeth here at ATS learning the ropes.
reply to post by TDawgRex
You are actually making the job sound more appealing. Being paid to get drunk and scratch myself while annoying people almost sounds like a good job, lol.