Wednesday, March 08, 2017

If You're Paying, You're Losing

Money can buy a lot. Astroturf events, protests and comments can give the image of widespread support. But people don't pay for what they can get for free. Even the paid provocateurs and rioters are a sign the Left is decaying. Forty years ago they didn't have to pay anyone to riot.

Pro trolls are the majority
A majority of online and social media defenders of Obamacare are professionals who are "paid to post," according to a digital expert.

"Sixty percent of all the posts were made from 100 profiles, posting between the hours of 9 and 5 Pacific Time," said Michael Brown. "They were paid to post."

He began investigating it after his criticism of the former president's health insurance program posted on the Obamacare Facebook page. He was hit hard by digital activists pretending to be regular people. She reports that he evaluated 226,000 pro-Obamacare posts made by 40,000 Facebook profiles.

"Digital activists are paid employees; their purpose is to attack anyone who's posting something contrary to the view of the page owner wants expressed," he told Attkisson. "Sixty percent of all the posts were made from 100 profiles, posting between the hours of 9 and 5 Pacific Time."
I notice on comment threads that conservatives and Alt-Right are more likely to be arguing with each other than with leftists. The paid trolls toss out left-wing rhetoric, but they're probably getting paid by the post, not by the word. They don't engage.

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