3rd October 2012
By ExShill –Reposted from ATS Forums
Note from WuW:
Government trolls. Disinformation shills. Call them what you want, they are real.
Every day at WuW, we see “comments” submitted on our articles that are blatantly composed by trolls. Lengthy, well written comments designed to irrationally steer the conversation in a pro-government, pro-status quo direction. They pose as readers and first-time commenters, but post essay length commentary quoting “expert” government research on a range of topics, question those who dare question the government line, and urge us to believe in the path chosen for us by our ‘trusted’ leaders.
If we believe them, everything is and has always been ok. No further questions need to be asked. Those who do are paranoid. Break out the tin-foil hats.
Site moderation is something we take very seriously at WuW. We offer a platform for different voices and opinions to be expressed, and it is therefore quite rare that we suppress a reader’s comment from being posted on our site or our Facebook community page. But we’re not stupid, and we won’t let our site be undermined. We know government trolls and paid disinformation shills are real, and we can pick their work a mile away. It has a certain… quality. And they consistently prove us right! Very often, the comments we identify as “troll speak” (and therefore do not post) are re-submitted, again and again, word for word, from a variety of reader aliases and email addresses.
Like I said… we’re not stupid. And I have no doubt this article will be similarly targeted.
This is the story of a man who, due to economically hard times, accepted a job as an internet disinformation shill. After only 6 months, he resigned as he was no longer was able to look himself in the mirror.
Confessions of a Paid Disinformation Shill
…..I am writing here to come out of the closet as a paid shill. For a little over six months, I was paid to spread disinformation and argue political points on the Internet. ATS was NOT one that I was assigned to post on, although other people in the same organization were paid to be here, and I assume they still walk among you. But more on this later.
Continue Reading – Pay for Comments – Confessions of a Paid Disinformation Internet Shill