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I Was a Paid Internet Shill: How Shadowy Groups Manipulate Internet Opinion and Debate

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. This site, 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.

I quit this job in the latter part of 2011, because I became disgusted with it, and with myself. I realized I couldn’t look myself in the mirror anymore. If this confession triggers some kind of retribution against me, so be it. Part of being a real man in this world is having real values that you stand up for, no matter what the consequences.

My story begins in early 2011. I had been out of work for almost a year after losing my last job in tech support. Increasingly desperate and despondent, I jumped at the chance when a former co-worker called me up and said she had a possible lead for me. “It is an unusual job, and one that requires secrecy. But the pay is good. And I know you are a good writer, so its something you are suited for.”

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US spook agencies have plenty of money to throw at this

The documents exist, the programs are real

Schills do exist.

at least in my family they do :)

This all seems pretty believable to me. The specifics regarding the "demotivational" pictures, reading from a script, the smears and baseless attacks when their arguments were met with sound and solid resistance and of course being reported to and blocked by fb for virtually no reason. Having left many of these arguments with an uneasy feeling as if these "people" had been trained not only to create discord and to shame people away from confrontation but to make an example of said poster to anyone else considering taking up an argument in favor of Ron Paul. If I had a dollar for every time I was called a "Paultard", "Paulbot" or "a batshit crazy tin foil hat wearing isolationist"....you get the point. What really convinced me they were trolls was how often I would leave the conversation having never made any headway or having come to amicable decision to agree to disagree.

They tried to bury us, they didn't know we were seeds. -mexican proverb

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Oldie but goodie


"Government is the entertainment division of the military-industrial complex". - Frank Zappa

It's fiction, but it's well

It's fiction, but it's well written at least.

This post reminds me of the show fact or fact?

First of all it's anonymous for some reason.

Secondly it just so happens the business is longer there.

This way nothing can be tracked down.

I'm not saying such things don't exist but I've never really cared.

We must do what we do, regardless.

Darn it!

There goes my credibility! Doh!

I tried to verify it, but perhaps I failed in my haste to be the first one that posted it!

I'm a serial entrepreneur and liberty activist from Texas!


I was not suggesting anything

I was not suggesting anything about your credibility. I just personally found it to be fiction. The descriptions are written fairly well. Of course he did say he was a good writer, lol.

Did you look like the guy in

Did you look like the guy in the picture of your link?

I tried to go to work dressed like that once and didn't make it past the front door. But it was so cold that day.

Southern Agrarian

Perhaps I should have clarified...

But I did not write this! I'm just reposting it!

I'm a serial entrepreneur and liberty activist from Texas!


Sure, Rob, sure... We all knew all along....


Love or fear? Choose again with every breath.


Busted! Doh!

I'm a serial entrepreneur and liberty activist from Texas!