Comment: They're calling them Sock Puppets

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They're calling them Sock Puppets

They are specifically hired to manipulate online forums by pretending to be legitimate posters pushing back against - or promoting for - whatever issues their employers hire them for.

Its like a 'phone call center' job for the 21st century. Probably get paid minimum wage to sit there and fill up the forums with phoney posts.