DIGG CensorshipSubmitted by Laurie on Sat, 01/26/2008 - 13:55
I have seen numerous posts about Digg *censoring* Ron Paul articles.
The post/link below that I received as a routine subscription from a technical newsletter explains why.
Digg cracks down on group voting
By Harrison Hoffman , – January 23, 2008, 10:43 PM PST
Social news site Digg launched on Wednesday night a new algorithm to try to prevent groups from gaming the system.
The update effectively punishes people who vote in groups to promote certain stories. The result of the update is that stories that reach the homepage will need to be "dugg" by a diverse group of people.
As usual, the "devil is in the details". Exactly what automated algorithm defines "group" vs. individuals with similar interests, the whole purpose of Digg (I think)?
Only allowing one "vote" per single IP address is one thing, defining Diggs from RP supporters all over the country as a prohibited "group" should be impossible to do (except for censoring *all* RP stories, like the MSM!)
New "rule" - Digg stories about all *competitor* candidates to get *their* stories removed-
Law of "unintended consequences"