Paid-to-post or just a person?Submitted by Lukapaka on Tue, 01/22/2013 - 22:58
You read gossip about 'them' being 'among us'. That there are instances of for-hire members of certain discussion based forums who are there with the devisive agenda of manipulating the community.
Now, most likely this does occur during campaigns. Logically, there are enough nerds in the world interested in bi-partisan politics that would gladly take pay to inject themselves into these types of forums. Major campaigns would recognize the significance of online perception and be willing to reward staff members for making an appearance. Some campaigns may even be willing to conspire with select staffers to create a specific cyber-ego on specific media platforms. This false-ego may impersonate an actual supporter, then work to discredit various facets of the culture.
The real question is whether our federal government, foriegn governments, or any global organization participates in such ongoing espionage? Certainly, you sometimes see someone post something here that's a bit against the grain of DP's 'public opinion,' and it gets certain people all up in a ruckus. Such rabble-rousers could easily be identified as 'paid-shills/nwo-scum/etc.,' based on their devisive opinions on specific issue. Now, I mean this in the nicest way, but the Daily Paul does have a strong concentration of the paranoid type [just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean they're not watching...] so I must ask, is it possible that these types of posters aren't paid by anyone and are simply a member of a different camp?
Couldn't we, hypothetically, pose as a "gun-grabber," go on their discussion forums [say, democraticundergound] and post opinions MEANT to polarize the community? Do you think there are people that would do this freely, for no compensation? If so, then isn't it entirely possible that there are simply federalist individuals that are organized enough to take such action against us: freely, for no compensation?
Give me some feedback on my thoughts!!