Government(s) employing Internet Trolls, Shills & PR Agents to ‘correct misinformation – video was made in 2011

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The video is ten years old, but the extent and magnitude of what’s going on is still mostly unknown to the general public, and you’re labelled a conspiracy theorist for pointing it out. These individuals are similar to infomercial actors who are paid to imitate ordinary users in order to influence your views or opinions on various topics.

Canada’s CTV News aired a short segment about how its own government had been exposed for hiring secret agents to monitor social media and track online conversations, as well as the activities of certain dissenting individuals. This report, which in obvious whitewashing language referred to such activities as the government simply “weighing in and correcting” allegedly false information posted online, basically admitted that the Canadian government had assumed the role of secret online police. At the time, this was a great unknown to the general Canadian public.


Disclaimer Shills are quite common on all social media platforms especially reddit. They will show up to instill doubt, derail and insult.

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www.theguardian.com/technology/2011/mar/17/us-spy-operation-social-networks

www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bYAQ-ZZtEU

www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uIrnEIuL8o

 

 

h/t BobShablob

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