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originally posted by: DelMarvel
originally posted by: Barcs
That list is pretty silly.
That describes just about everybody arguing with anyone on the internet for the last twenty years.
How many times do you find "legitimite folk" willing to "upgrade their understanding if they see conflicting evidence?"
I have to agree with you, if an ATS member only posts to the 9/11 forum as an active staunch supporter of the OS this is very suspicious. I have seen a few of these over the years some have stopped posting on ATS now. And never even come here anymore, they weren't banned either, I have to wonder was their contract finished ?
The one you mentioned could be a single account manned in 2 or 3 shifts by different people.
Absolutely, I think I know who you mean. Always uses the word "Truther" as a derogatory comment towards those who do not believe in the official conspiracy theory. This person is either a very sad individual or putting in that extra overtime to pay the bills.
It made national news that the UK government were hiring thousands of government paid "trolls" to sway public opinion. So no doubt other governments especially the US are doing the same.
originally posted by: AlexandrosTheGreat
Yea for real though, everybody agrees they're hired to do so but does anyone have a good idea as to
1. How they find people to hire
Request services from a private PR contractor
2. What kind of ppl do they hire from (I mean, it can't be one of those college job boards with 100 tabs at the bottom to tear off if interested that end up getting u an offer to sell knives)
A)Insulated compartmentalized career oriented pro-establishment suck up trained pet B)antisocial narcissists looking to feel like "mr. spy" C)Hand me down anti-terrorism suits that can't be put on real missions with real head chopping terrorists so they assign them to you.
3. Do they therefore only hire from within
Most likely a contractor/private firm that specializes in this
4. Could we be wrong about this (consider the implication- the gov would have to divulge the truth about superduperclassified & confidential topics)
5. Does anyone here have anecdotal evidence or better yet tangible evidence that they've been approached for this? If so what did you end up doing and on what site? Who paid you and how much?
Corporations hire perception management firms to do operations(for their product line or brand) similar to this and its normal
All I can make sense of is that this could only work if they waited for real legit journalists who have discovered the truth and become pretty big (like Art Bell, David Icke, or Alex Jones) and convinced THEM to "turn to the dark side," for lack of better terms so nothing would need to be divulged, just X amount of money agreed upon to begin turning the info being leaked slowly but surely to what in the end will always end up being provable to be false, debunkable, historically wrong, originating from an untrustworthy source, etc. until this paid person himself is never again trusted about anything.
originally posted by: Sportbominable46
I believe it. Just like companies have people post good reviews for their own companies or bad reviews for their competitors.