Yes, There Are Paid Government Trolls On Social Media, Blogs, Forums And Websites

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American Dream | Michael Snyder

Do you want solid proof that paid government shills are targeting websites, blogs, forums and social media accounts?

For years, many have suspected that government trolls have been systematically causing havoc all over the Internet, but proving it has been difficult.

But now thanks to documents leaked by Edward Snowden and revealed by Glenn Greenwald, we finally have hard evidence that western governments have been doing this.

As you will see below, a UK intelligence outfit known as the Government Communications Headquarters, through a previously secret unit known as the Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group, has been systematically attempting “to control, infiltrate, manipulate, and warp online discourse”.

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This should be deeply disturbing to anyone that values free speech on the Internet.

It isn’t just that the British government is trying to influence what people are thinking.

The reality is that this is far bigger than a mere propaganda campaign.


As Greenwald recently noted on his new website, the “integrity of the Internet itself” is at stake:

By publishing these stories one by one, our NBC reporting highlighted some of the key, discrete revelations: the monitoring of YouTube and Blogger, the targeting of Anonymous with the very same DDoS attacks they accuse “hacktivists” of using, the use of “honey traps” (luring people into compromising situations using sex) and destructive viruses. But, here, I want to focus and elaborate on the overarching point revealed by all of these documents: namely, that these agencies are attempting to control, infiltrate, manipulate, and warp online discourse, and in doing so, are compromising the integrity of the internet itself.

So what techniques are the British using to control and manipulate discourse on the Internet?

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According to Greenwald, the documents that Snowden has uncovered show that they are willing to sink to despicable lows in order to get the results that they desire…

Among the core self-identified purposes of JTRIG are two tactics: (1) to inject all sorts of false material onto the internet in order to destroy the reputation of its targets; and (2) to use social sciences and other techniques to manipulate online discourse and activism to generate outcomes it considers desirable. To see how extremist these programs are, just consider the tactics they boast of using to achieve those ends: “false flag operations” (posting material to the internet and falsely attributing it to someone else), fake victim blog posts (pretending to be a victim of the individual whose reputation they want to destroy), and posting “negative information” on various forums.

The following is a list of Internet infiltration techniques that were listed on one particular slide that Snowden leaked…

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  • Bill Moss

    Patriot’s Defense Corps has been warning people about this but they won’t listen until it happens to them and then some still can’t believe it. Dugh…

  • Rob Poe

    Citation from Natural News just ruins the rest of the article. Natural News isn’t a good source, it’s full of conjecture, out right lies, and unscientific bull.

    • Ohsnap

      Says the government paid troll

      • Rob Poe

        Well, may you post a few articles that are true from that rag of a journal?

        I mean Glenn Greenwald citation is totally respectable, Natural News relies on sources that are made up, I refer you to the “Armed Government Agents Raid Food Warehouse” story that solely relied on information from an Oathkeeper Lt. in Tennessee, who heard it second hand from someone in Idaho, although the instance occurred in Utah.

        That’s some fantastical reporting there, Lou.

        • kkharmony

          Liar.

      • Rob Poe

        Oh, on top of that you douche, I use my real name and facebook, and you’re anonymous?

        Who’s the plant?

        • Mike Roberts

          The fact that your last name is (supposedly) “Poe” gives us pause:

          “A Poe

          “Poe” as a noun has become almost as ubiquitous as Poe’s Law itself. In this context, a Poe refers to either a person, post or news story that could cause Poe’s Law to be invoked. In most cases, this is specifically in the sense of posts and people who are taken as legitimate, but are probably parody. Hence a typical phrase would be “it’s a Poe, guys, don’t be so stupid” when a link to Landover Baptist Church or ChristWire is posted. A similar use is “I hope this is a Poe” to refer to the desperate hope that humanity isn’t quite as stupid as what someone has just read.”
          It might just be an unfortunate co-incidence that you have the same last name as an internet meme, but then again, it might NOT…

          • Michael MacDonald

            Yet, he was right. If you go to Natural News, most of the stories are crap. Rob Poe may or may not be a paid shill, but what does it matter if he’s telling the truth? You nail them when they open up their agendas. Just because someone posts 10 accurate statements, it doesn’t automatically mean that the 11th is going to be accurate as well. Conversely, just because someone is a paid troll, and they posted 1 inaccuracy, it doesn’t mean that the other 10 accurate things they posted are suddenly not accurate.

          • Michael MacDonald

            In this case, all Rob Poe did was point out one shaky citation in this article. And it was pretty shaky. There were other accurate ones, so what agenda was he pushing? Discrediting this article? We all know there are paid shills out there. It’s obvious. The rest of you are either reacting to trolls, or shilling this article. Since the person posting this is trying to sell merchandise, and is obviously trying to make money in some way off people believing what is said in this article, it would make sense that he has hired shills to help people along and monitor this comment thread. In this case, it seems to be ‘distrust the government’, which is a popular right wing theme right now. Under the circumstances, and by the overall theme of the article, I would say this is Libertarian propaganda. Who is a shill, and who is just a libertarian backing up their shills is difficult to say, but it doesn’t really matter in the end.

          • PithHelmut

            Shill or not, anyone backing this government is backing immorality – they drone bomb people! What concerns me in this article is the implication that with the extended FCC powers, the internet is going to change, and not in a good way, that the freedom we have now will be a thing of the past. But not if it ends up that this regime becomes a thing of the past. If the masses, the millions and billions of net users allow governments to take over what rightfully belongs to us, we really deserve what’s coming. We have allowed the resources which rightfully belong to all humans, to be commandeered by the monied class while we’ve been funding these insane policies. The government uses OUR money to hire trolls? We allow this? We do end up getting what we allow. It says a lot about us. If only people would realize that this will not end well if we allow it to continue. It’s only a matter of time before a regime that runs like this will clobber their own people.

          • Michael MacDonald

            Sure, the government may be in it, but they are small time. This is done by marketing firms, for the most part. Marketing firms hired by political parties, corporations, and small businesses. Find the trolls, find a way to stop them. Either way, whoever is doing it, if we find them and stop them we get our interwebs back. At this point there are many, many governments, businesses, corporations, and political interests involved in this sort of thing. It’s no different from Email spam or popup spam or any other spam. Advertisers are simply spamming forums and message boards now, pretending to be real people. That’s all that’s happening, and we just have to block it. Politicize it all you want. I mean, which government are you talking about anyway? You sound like an American, because you think you run the world to start with and there is no other government but yours. Yet your government is, and has been, shit for decades and the whole world knows it.

          • Michael MacDonald

            Going against net neutrality is a mistake, no matter how you cut it. Considering the large amount of content that is hosted in the US, the FCC has to take control and stop large corporations from destroying it. The government is the people, you knob. Without it, corporations, marketers, shills, etc, will run all over everything. The law is based on public opinion, and the government only enforces what the majority holds to be ‘true’. If you want to change public opinion, you must be heard. What these shills do is block any and all attempts at shifting public opinion in any way but the ways that make them happy. Which, for them, typically means money.

          • ronson1977

            You’re the knob if you think the government isn’t influenced by cooperations to the point that they all but run it. Try reading the legislation that is put forth to “protect” us from corporations. You think it’s an accident that any matter of interest or importance is buried in hundreds of pages, among irrelevant garbage and that even in locating the actual topic of interest, it is nearly impossible for the average citizen to interoperate its intent and effect?

          • ronson1977

            One could also contest that he was doing as the article contests. Diverting the direction of topic, which would be from said trolls, to the credibility of the source of the article. Which a government troll would most certainly do.

        • William Anthony Suder

          Well I use my name and I sir think your an imbecile!!!

          • Swami22

            Son! if you are going to call someone an imbecile you probably shouldn’t let people see that you don’t know the difference between your and you’re.

      • Sue Ledbetter

        That’s right Ohsnap, I agree! Government paid troll! lol

        • Scott Nayer

          he is a total troll.Seen him before and antics are a dead give away.

        • Michael MacDonald

          I don’t think that the Government pays the trolls. That makes no sense. It’s marketing firms working for various companies, including propagandists. Political parties hire them to get elected, but not the actual government.

          • SortingHat

            Well put! You have to ask *which part of the government* as there are many branches. You can’t just say *The Government* as the US Government is big and over reaching.

            You hit the nail on the head mentioning the finer details.

        • Michael MacDonald

          Propaganda is just marketing. So, the big shill in this article is getting us to believe that it’s the government doing it, and not political parties, businesses, and corporations.

          • ronson1977

            You’re speaking as if any of those entities are separate.

          • SortingHat

            The government doesn’t give two rats asses about a random message board or blog and frankly are too involved in their own pet projects to even see what we are saying.

            But those entities you mentioned DO have every bit of concern for these message boards/blogs so that we will be steered the way they want.

      • Michael MacDonald

        I like how nowhere in this whole comments section does any one comment get more than 4 upvotes, yet yours gets 16. 12 of them are guest votes. You overdid your credibility there, just a bit :/.

      • Zartan The Destroyer

        Lol at getting butthurt people don’t trust “Natural News”

        Ok Neckbeard. Yes I am government troll. They pay me in fish and virgins.

    • Michael MacDonald

      Natural News is pretty shaky. Some of the other citations are good. This is definitely a blend of truth/obscurities. Kind of Libertarian propaganda where they pretend to be exposing some giant horrible truth to give themselves credibility, then back end it with a twist. To quote an earlier comment of mine: Propaganda is just marketing. So, the big shill in this article is getting us to believe that it’s the government doing it, and not political parties, businesses, and corporations. Ohsnap is a def troll.

    • Michael MacDonald

      We need to start differentiating ‘paid’ trolls, and troll trolls :/. One is paid to push an agenda, the other is in it for the luls, or because they have their own personal feelings on a matter and want to get them heard, etc. When two people get into an argument online, they both may look like trolls, but if one is being paid to be there and purposefully extend and initiate the conversation in a way that benefits the person paying them, they are not at all the same things. Honestly, this is unethical, because of the stress that they put people through. It’s not good. I don’t mind getting in a fight with someone who is a human being and can win or lose a debate and possibly change their opinions because of it, but getting in a fight with someone who is paid to only spout the same things over and over, it’s just stressful, unproductive, and promotes a cause that I have no interest in. I’m sorry, but they should be paying me, in this case, for the time and stress they have put me through in selling their goods or political party.

    • kkharmony

      Idiot.

  • Adam Brian

    This has already happened. I have been unable to post to the comment section on facebook for months. It all started with making the r republican agenda look like a racist pegged agenda. Next thing I knew her comes the Obama not word hatred. Next thing you know I got blocked for not being a racist. So controlling the internet has already happened. I noticed that if your spitting that hardcore fundamentalist right winged ideology your good to go but once you go against it your blocked from posting. Now every site on facebook is nothing but rush Limbaugh on the am station

    • John Hardesty

      Adam, you can’t write, I couldn’t understand a word you wrote? Edit your material!

      • Adam Brian

        It’s the auto correct that gives me problems sometimes. I read what I wrote and it’s not that hard to put together. Basically I said that I am not allowed to comment on facebook. Even this site blocks my comments when in facebook. I come here to comment. I have been blocked for 2months now. The reason I have been blocked is cause I won’t call Obama the n word. Either way racist right wing fundamentalist are really making sure they control the conversation. Even on facebook. At least here I will be able to speak my mind without being instantly blocked.

        • Mike Roberts

          Then turn off auto correct or stop writing on your phone…

          • G. Feynman

            Jesus he’s just trying to add to the discourse. Lay off him grammar Natzis.

          • Mike Roberts

            Nazis, not Natzis..

          • Adam Brian

            Another. I’m just paying attention to spelling dumb ass. Like you are some kind of news editor. Really what makes so many people worried about spelling. I remember when people used to say ain’t is not a word. Ain’t was not a word then but now ain’t is a word. English provides for change and wowlow an behold even allows for creation of new words. If your only dumb ass comeback is ridicule of spelling Shut the hell up dummy.

          • John Lasher

            Adam, haven’t you heard about the dumbing down of America? It has worked marvelously on you.

          • Mike Roberts

            Was a joke, son…loosen your panties; they seem to be in a bit of a twist.

          • SortingHat

            Priorities change with each political party. If it’s the party hated then suddenly spelling becomes a huge concern and any other trivial issue if you mistype a single letter. Heaven forbid! OH NO!!!

            Where were the Republicans when 9/11 happened? Suddenly both sides were silent on issues because of the Jewish Controlled Media.

            Once we get rid of them Joos suddenly a whole lot of other issues will dissolve like water to steam.

          • Adam Brian

            Once again nothing to say intelligent just a reply to reply. The mild retardation runs rampant.

          • Mike Roberts

            WTF do you want: You said auto-correct gives you problems…I suggested you turn it off then….Hardly rocket science, Adam.

          • Adam Brian

            Hey Mike. Your sentence ask a question but you used a colan and not a question mark. Then you continued with a sentence fragment using a triple period incorrectly. You should try to learn English before doing a spelling or grammar check.

          • Mike Roberts

            Really? Took you 2 MONTHS to come up with that? Whatever, Dude…seriously.

        • Herbert Napp

          You’re such a shill and so obvious about it that it is painful to watch.

          • Adam Brian

            Another person saying nothing just quick to attack. No wonder America is failing. Oh no this site is getting taken over by government paid trolls now.

          • Herbert Napp

            Nice deflection, get back to your OFA desk and come up with more material.

          • Greg Matre’

            The only sheople I see using the n word are sheep like you…

        • Jeffrey Oviatt

          oh man I just got idiot shivers!!!

          • Adam Brian

            Attack. Nothing to say. Another dummy.

          • John Lasher

            Adam, STFU!

        • John Lasher

          That’s right Adam, blame the auto correct for your shortcomings. You ‘re just a naive kid who doesn’t know how to post.

        • John Lasher

          Adam, I am a very intelligent person, but I haven’t yet mastered that language you’re using, so would you please post in English for me?

        • John Lasher

          If you were speaking your mind, we wouldn’t know you’re here, Adam.

        • John Lasher

          Then you won’t be saying anything?

      • Adam Brian

        OK. Now if you can’t understand a word I wrote your apparently dumb. Sorry Corky. It’s OK man you can’t help the way you were born.

        • John Lasher

          What grade are you in, Adam? Learn to spell the word “you’re” correctly, little guy.

          • Adam Brian

            You are really a hoe ass dude. How can you walk around with that board up your ass stiffneck. Why don’t you learn something other than auto reply dummy.

          • Adam Brian

            I’m surprised your retarded government troll paid ass didn’t say. Ugh you capitalized Ok. I mean the O. And the K. Hey read this man. Im sofa king we Todd did.

          • John Lasher

            Say again in English.

          • Adam Brian

            Ur sofa king we Tod did.

          • John Lasher

            Translation: “I can’t speak right now, I have a mouth full of feces.”

          • Adam Brian

            Stop being a little bitch.

          • John Lasher

            Would you rather I became a bigger bitch?

          • Adam Brian

            I’d rather you quit being a bitch. Little or big. I guess a bitch is a bitch but you know what you are. Bitch.

          • John Lasher

            I’d rather be a bitch than the type of snotty, ignorant, whiny, little nobody of a mama’s boy like you, Sissy.

          • Adam Brian

            I guess you have no other choice but to try flip my comments cause your to dumb to be original. Sounds like you have that sissy thing down pretty good. Is that what your drunk hillbilly dad said to you while beating your mother.

          • John Lasher

            Adam, you little Jew, you screwed up again. How long have you been out of grade school? It’s spelled “you’re,” not “your” in your first sentence. Also “too” instead of “to” in the same sentence. And you say I’m dumb? Get a clue, little girl. LOL!

          • Adam Brian

            Hey John. Your first sentence is called a comma splice. Your third sentence is called a sentence fragment. Your fourth sentence is another sentence fragment lacking a comma. Your fifth sentence starts with and which is a sentence connector that’s not supposed to be used to start sentences. I don’t say your dumb because at this point I know you are for a fact. You can’t even form a sentence correctly but want to try to correct grammer. Yeah you are one dumb son of a bitch. Why don’t you Fuck off dumb ass retard cause you just proved my point as to how stupid you are by doing what you are doing. Racist retarded hillbilly who married your cousin with hills have eyes looking children with no teeth. Your momma gotta green pussy. Go to hell and don’t bother me with your dumb cause it is contagious. Why are you breathing my air.

          • John Lasher

            Adam, you’re such an uneducated little mama’s boy you are a joke. You misspelled “you’re” and “grammar,” you capitalized “fuck” when not appropriate, misspelled “because,” had incomplete sentences, left out words, showed your ignorance and poor upbringing by your whore mother and absent father. I wouldn’t breathe the air within a mile of your rotten little carcass. You have shown the internet world just what a stupid and inane punk you are.
            My spelling, grammar, and punctuation are perfect.

          • Adam Brian

            The above sentence uses a colan improperly. Damned dummy retarded hillbilly.

          • John Lasher

            No, it is correct. And it’s spelled “colon,” you idiotic moron.

          • Adam Brian

            Ok. Now i know your a little kid. It is not colon. That is what you are colon cancer on the society we live trailer trash welfare recipient.

          • Mike Roberts

            It IS colon, Adam.

            The colon is a punctuation
            mark consisting of two equally sized dots centered on the same vertical
            line. A colon is used to explain or start an enumeration. A colon is
            also used with ratios, titles and subtitles of books, city and publisher in bibliographies, business letter salutation, hours and minutes, and formal letters.[1]

            Next time, be more polite to your betters.

          • Adam Brian

            This is an incomplete sentence here john and you have the nerve to try to correct English. Lmao

          • John Lasher

            Oh, wow, you sure put me in my place!

          • Adam Brian

            Another comma splice. Damned retard.

          • Mike Roberts

            We usually end questions with question marks, Adam…

          • Adam Brian

            Your first sentence is another comma splice. Your second sentence has the comma in the wrong place. See I can be a grammar nazi to. You are dumb. You can’t form sentences correctly at all.

          • John Lasher

            You are doing your best to find something wrong with my English composition and finding nothing, punk fag.

          • John Lasher

            You needed a comma between “see” and “I.” Nazi is capitalized.

        • John Lasher

          Adam, what language is that?

      • Adam Brian

        Hey John. I forgot to mention that your sentence is called a comma splice so you can’t write either. Learn English first before writing anything.

    • John Lasher

      It’s spelled “here” and “you’re.”

    • John Hardesty

      Adam, go film yourself, and edit your material, you write like a kid, with a social problem! I’m an “AWARDED POET,” I have never seen your name in print! Go back to the basement of your mom’s house, and watch porn, you tiny punk!

      • Adam Brian

        Your an awarded poet in your own mind. I guess you are just getting mad now cause you have nothing else better to say except attack my character like the little bitch you are. I bet i could kick your ass and your moms maggot. To much a pussy to show your face. I guess you are the one actually in your moms basement writing poems to a girl you dont have while getting mad at people cause you are that fat guy who plays candy crush. Go lose some weight fat retarded pussy ass fuck toy. The day you write a poem is the day your moms pussy gets clean dirty ass trailer trash cock sucking maggot.

        • John Hardesty

          You tiny punk, you better always, always be a looking over your small-minded shoulders, because you found trouble, you scum, go down to you mom’s basement and steal her free cable, I’m a golden glove as well, so let’s meet up, where you want to meet punk! I’ll show you something punk, I’m from Kentucky, you fucktard! A promise, I’ll whip that tiny punk ass of yours with one hand, a fact! You have fucked with the wrong guy!

        • Mike Roberts

          “you have nothing else better to say except attack my character like the little bitch you are.”

          You don’t GET irony, do you?

      • Adam Brian

        An awarded poet that uses comma splices. Lmao. You did not put a period after awarded poet. Your last sentence is another comma splice. Awarded poet my ass. More like a trailer trash wanna be white rapper. You aint eminem fool nor will you ever be.

  • andre bilodeau

    >trolls or shills
    >online police

    It was subtle until that paragraph

  • Adam Brian

    The thought police are in every place you go public and private. Sadley this is a fact.

    • John Lasher

      “Sadely?” Is auto correct on the fritz again?

  • CherryDaddy

    I don’t mean to play semantics, but “trolls” actually started off as those fighting against this kind of thing and are a completely different creature than the paid government shill. Just some clarification :)

    • I’m A Troll (No One Pays Me)

      Agreed, allot of trolls, as negative and hateful as they may seem, are rather moral/ethical, passionate, and determined about important issues, and are making statements that might otherwise be unheard.

      It’s like “shock rock”, did Marylin Manson really mean to portray himself as the “Antichrist”, or was he making a harsh indictment (several indictments actually) of society as a whole? Sorry you can go through one album in particular and find song after song of social commentary, and God is not in the T.V. (nor computer) in case anyone hasn’t got that one figured….

      Same with another artist parents hated, Trent Reznor (NIИ), in some of his earlier work. Yeah it came out negative, but other than to increase record sales, it seems there was an underlying call to THINK.

      You know who else who encouraged people to think, was as American as apple pie, and was subversive as hell….? Dr. Seuss (Though his subversion was a little more nuanced)

      Quite a few social media “activists” “troll”, and at times it does have a positive impact, but that’s only due to their persistence.

      • Bryan DiMicelli

        So in other words, internet trolls are just deep, thoughtful artists like Trent Reznor.. or Bono! 😛

        But yeah seriously I find this whole idea silly, as if internet comment boards have ever had any measurable effect on public opinion.

        Lets be realistic, people don’t really read these things to find something that could change their mind, they go there to spout off their own opinions.. Or to see what crazy nonsense other people come up with.

        • Michael MacDonald

          No, most smart people check the comments for verification of the story. Most news media is slanted and inaccurate. Comments became a reliable method for determining how. Now they are much less reliable because of this. Still, you can find useful information in there if you filter out the paid trolls. They are devious, for example, someone pushing left wing politics may hire someone to push right wing issues to crazy extents and get a left wing audience angry and worked up. Also, vice versa. I was on a number of Monsanto threads in different places where I met shills from both sides battling it out for public opinion. Monsanto actually had the saner arguments there, rural farmers have hired some nasty, nasty trolls to spread fud on that front. People are bashed back and forth, purposefully, all over the interwebs. Honestly, I’m strong left wing, but I don’t even trust this article – in that they could be pushing us to uncover only one type of troll, and that could be proving their political point. If you notice all the merchandise they are selling on the right? These people aren’t doing this for free. They are marketing, and that means they have an agenda and their own trolls.

          • SortingHat

            Sorry but you are NOT going to be protected by Monsanto like you think! Once they get rid of the west coast population due to the drought they will have the perfect excuse for their *Drought resistant sees* that will not taste as good and you will be one of the first they kill once you are doing being *useful* and don’t think they will let you know either!

          • Natural_Texan

            Keep it coming.

        • SortingHat

          Well put! Suddenly Joe Doe is now an expert!Q

      • Vlad Vondoom

        The term troll has been misused. “Government Shill” is more accurate for the context of this article.

      • Dark Matter

        Wow, you even created a new accompt for this one. Get the fuck out.

    • Pat R
  • Michael Smith

    Where’s T or slaps to deny any of this ever happens and to tell us all we’re just paranoid and the government is here to save us from ourselves? LMFAO!!

  • Jim Grant

    When are the people going to decide to put a stop to what the government Nazis are doing?

    • Adam Brian

      Jim first of all we need to get them out of the discussion first. They are here watching every word we say.

      • John Lasher

        Don’t you mean every word we type? Or post? LOL!

        • dave monkell

          yeah says the dude who isn’t helping anything with 13 thousand comments and is private, talk about a pig.

          • John Lasher

            Who jerked your leash, monkey? You have a problem with someone posting more comments than you think they should? Why don’t you petition the administration to set a maximum number that a person can post? Would that satisfy your silly attitude? Why are you upset that I am a private person? If you post your personal information on the internet, you are a fool. I assume you have posted yours, right? It must have been exhausting for you to count all 13 thousand of my posts. Was it exactly 13 thousand or was that just a round number guess? You don’t have much to do with your life if you can sit and count my posts. How long did it take? Why not just tell the truth – that you don’t like it because I don’t agree with your dogmatism?

            Is this you?

    • SortingHat

      When we allow natural variability in the free market again and push out the socialist nannies who want to regulate the way we breathe and would tax our very existence if they could get away with it.

      It’s up to We The People to keep the genocidal sociopaths in check who want a *soft kill* effect without making it too obvious.

      Then and only then do we have a hope in prayer for recovery and even then it’s going to be a slow path which will require each generation to keep an eye on things to make sure we don’t return the wrong direction. Just as it took from the 1930s on to destroy America it’s going to take the same to recover and most people don’t want to work hard to do it.

      It’s far easier to play on your Xbox and watch Sports and drink beer then to actually get off the couch and do anything meaningful that isn’t part of the propaganda.

      The Right Wing has been played by the left for over a decade doing what they can to make them do extreme things so they can *soft kill* the right wing.

      Say NO to Rhinos!

    • Sortinghat

      When people decide that partying with half naked girls to get in their pants/taking their bra off to hide drugs then getting drunk/buzzed in front of the TV is not as important as protecting the freedoms of your country so you can do those things to begin with.

      Let me know when a spiritual awakening happens.

  • Adam Brian

    Oh yeah you better get on the internet and call Obama names and say you just a good Christian or you may get a virus.

    • John Lasher

      Obama is a tool of international bankers and Zionist NWO people.

  • Bryan DiMicelli

    I think this is funny. I’m sure there are indeed, in this world, propaganda regulators, especially in more restrictive nations like China, Iran or North Korea, but the massive tide of information and open access in the western world make it next to impossible to have a handful of government agents create a genuine impact on information.

    I think this article boils down to the simple fact that some people find it hard to believe that someone else in the world could simply disagree with them so wholeheartedly on any given issue.

    I’m fairly confident that 99.99% of the time you encounter someone with a dissenting view than your own, you’re just encountering someone with a dissenting view.

    But then again, I suppose expressing that opinion on a page like this will make some random person feel like I’m only confirming this article for them! Look out! I’m the big bad government boogie man!

    • John Lasher
      • Bryan DiMicelli

        This just appears to be some pro-Israel media/activist group. Hardly indicative of a US/UK-run program like the one this article describes.

        • John Lasher

          Yeah, right. There are none so blind as those who will not see.

          • Bryan DiMicelli

            Nothing more dangerous than those who see things that aren’t there.

          • John Lasher

            What are you talking about, Izzy? Does that have some sort of meaning?

          • John Lasher

            In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.

  • Siubhan

    Most effective strategy against trolls …go to google research their traits and techniques. When one tries to engage, you “ignore” and carry on as if they arnt there. ( :

    • John Lasher

      It’s spelled “aren’t,” Siubhan.

  • You’re & your

    You’re is a contraction word for you are also your is a word it’s possessive lol

  • You’re & your

    I suppose my correction of the use of the contraction word you’re and the explanation of the possessive your had to be deleted

  • josh Weissberger

    This site seems to be principly funded by some guy wanting to sell his ultraright wingbook. If the gov. Is propagandizing against any group or groups is HAS to bo the 911 truthers group that I belong to.We are equal opportunity; both the right and left hate us!

    • John Lasher

      The Jews did 9-11, Weissberger.

  • rebecca

    uh.. isn’t google part of the problem ,in cahoots w/ thos who do this n gov too…

  • David Blomstrom

    Different people will define “troll” in different ways. For me, it has a negative connotation, and it’s no surprise that some of them are funded by the government – that’s old news for me. In related news, I think Edward Snowden is a troll. Blowing the whistle on dirty government is cool, but the initial Snowden headlines smelled fishy; didn’t we all know the government was spying on us ten years ago? Like WikiLeaks, Snowden is probably a CIA plant designed to disinform and mislead people, while feeding the corporate media the very “news” they want to report.

  • Jason Faulkner

    You had me up to Natural News.

  • plumjax43

    Consider if you will! “then roll the twilight zone” music.

  • R.j. Spring

    I don’t believe this for a second. Anyone who does is LITERALLY a retard.

  • Chip Southard

    I have become more savvy about postings and articles on the internet. – And I still find myself drawn in from time to time. I try to use the old saying -IF IT’S TO GOOD TO BE TRUE– OR FALSE in many cases. I will take the time to try to search out the person writing it or site putting it up. A prime example is a site I put together called FREE THINKERS SOCIETY- some three years ago- And many of the people who joined up- were legitimate – who ever over time I found some who wanted to join only later to find out – they were only pushing there wares. Know I search for their site and many times come up with no postings- no pictures and no personal information . The internet I only wish we had back in the 70”s.. what a treasure trove of knowledge it is capable of showing. You still have to keep an open mind to what ever you search. and in the end it really comes down to how your mind will filter the pros and con’s of any given article. just be aware- and just be one who questions everything.

  • stomas

    folks….there are millions online daily posting opinions…what better place to hang out to influence the masses than here….i have seen this in action on FB groups, and yes the majority ARE influenced…..imagine if all of us got OFFline…THEY would not be able to control the masses….we all are not too smart playing into their hands. I rarely post anything on articles like this…but this is bigger than we imagine…

  • SortingHat

    It’s part of the big industry spying trend to *push* people into using only smart phones and give up on computers because smart phones are easy to track as most people use them for *tweeting* and *shopping* only which is why Google search sucks.

    Google catered to those people who only use social networking like Twitter/Tumbler and shopping fans so they became a marketing company putting marketing only and I suspect they have trained monkeys on keyboards instead of people because on Google’s own Product Forums you are lucky if you get a coherent answer.

    You won’t believe the amount of frustrated people lashing out on Google’s own forums.

    You can’t do anything serious on a smart phone. Apps are basically *severely dumbed down* programs at their bare minimums which is why the free ones 98 percent of them suck yet the big industry wants you to think nothing else existed as most smart phone users never even touched a computer.

    And if they had did the same things they could do on a smart phone so think that *Hey I don’t need a Pee Cee for Face Up”

    That is why Microsoft created the Windows 8 disaster because they thought everyone was going to throw away their computer for smart phones and bought out Nokia but were genuinely surprised at the amount of *Custom* built computers people did.

    Update: Nokia Phone Company which MS bought out has once again fired those employees which I reckon Steve Ballmer was in charge of the buy out in the first place.

    At one time you could walk into any store that sold electronics and find computer products including Sears but now it’s almost impossible to find except for whatever comes out on Steam and Valve which is usually garbage.

    There used to be tons of independent computer stores that would sell both hardware and software.

    My favorite place that used to exist was called Egg Head computers and got some fun games from there.

  • SortingHat

    At one time Microsoft had it’s own in house teams developing computer games. I remember the MS Catalog which you can find on You Tube. The catalog used to come with Win 98 I think as I recall seeing it on there.

  • Vlad Vondoom

    How can I get lured for sex? I guess that only works on hypocrite Christians….

  • Sortinghat

    A key difference between a paid troll and a regular is they way they poison. A regular troll usually insults your person and the more you defend yourself the more they insult.

    Paid trolls use fancy words often like straight froma thesaurus and try to sway the opinion the otherway to make the user klook bad.

  • Sortinghat

    This site is clearly satire and is not the answer. Until we stop partying with half naked girls and realize priority and responsibility (I know they are big words) for ourselves and our future generations growing up there is to be no change.

  • scumbagz

    i like to troll threads when i feel it can help add a counter, that’s whats great about the web (Dah!) but I’m not a part of any group or cause per say other than my whim to jump in on topics and discussions where i see all-thumbs logic pervasively taking over the general consensus in favor of violence and hate towards any one certain group of people that aren’t hurting anybody or trying to do anything but live their lives in what they believe in and garner some semblance of happiness and fulfillment from life… the intolerance and prejudice that i encounter is staggering sometimes my parents raised me to be fair with all people and i don’t think they even knew themselves the degree of knuckle-dragging slanderous violent warmongers that are out thee and unfortunately in very powerful positions some of the time. i troll fuckers who think are on threads just cause dissension and confusion between commenters that otherwise might actually be able to make some progress towards better tolerance and understanding for their fellow humans. somebody out there doesn’t want [progress liberty and justice for all… and they work extremely hard to smear out any efforts put forth towards it. if i see you.. yes i’m gonna troll your pathetic ass

  • jurisdictum

    Typical right wing. The possibly of paid trolls comes up and they jump to OMG ITS DA GUBERMENT. I’m much more concerned about the legions of corporate trolls (that are pretty much confirmed for me at this point) constantly shifting public opinion with comments.

    Ironically, the only hope is that no one listens to any of us in these comment sections.

  • SortingHat

    One good way to tell is when you see two *dudes* fighting each other and throwing insults spanning several pages and they only reply to each other. No other posters reply.

    I hate it when a thread gets dominated by these two blokes having at it with each other going on and on and on and on and on and………..

  • SortingHat

    A regular troll will just say a cuss word like “F-you retarded person!” or say something unrelated to the thread like “Yo! My Momma has bigger boobs then your mamma!” which does NOT come across as funny.

  • SortingHat

    Regardless the web is now ruined by trolls both the one shot kind and paid. It is essentially cable TV now. Especially nowt hat phones are the majority users and everything is dumbed down since most phone users want entertainment and shopping only.

    Sites like this or even real history research cannot be done on a smart phone tiny screen at least not very well compared to doing it at home on your HDMI TV or desktop monitor.

  • Mi See

    Trolls, for the most part, are *paid to seem like they’re passionate*, and saying something that ‘needs to be said’ because they represent the marginal views of their bosses. They are a reflection of the one percent’s inflated sense of self worth, nothing more or less. All the same, they’re having a negative effect on public discourse overall.

    This post covers the same subject in depth: http://fleetingreams.blogspot.de/2014/01/paying-troll-toll.html

  • Jor

    Russia Today..is NSA. You basically only get to comment if you have an anti- black agenda, and a security clearance.

  • Jor

    Americans will be punished suddenly, by God…because they are cowards, and allow evil. So shall the
    y reap.

    Note concerning following data. It appears the police/fireman/crony/rabble…network..hang out at local burger joint, in the FIVE POINTS intersection of town, according to sources…a wide variety of rabble are involved. Zimmerman comes to mind.

    Data:

    ..UNION, NEW JERSEY.

    Patriot here.

    Please copy/paste on internet randomly, for days as this will be censored.

    There is an small apartment complex, next to a Church, across from Union Pediatric Associates PA: Krul Geddy J MD… ( Chestnut Street. ), and on same street where these STALKING OPERATIVES may be operating from. Including, one possible agent driving a Green Explorer. May be switching vehicles. This guy seems like the Zimmerman type, a crony of a cop or something. Please google: POLICE GANGSTALKING. This involves all kinds of rabble (cronies). They target innocent people. Operatives , possibly including fire and police, may be involved in trafficking of substances as well. Above the law!!! Your tax dollars going to the BLACK BUDGET…

    Basically, police, firemen, security rabble (and cronies) appear to be attacking/stalking citizens COVERTLY (network)…in many cases for having reported crime, looking different, or “just because”. The electronic surveillance works in tandem with breaking into homes. Do the math. They stalk to watch , and report home vulnerability, so they can break in, plant devices, or steal. You will find network operatives at local hospital, FIVE POINTS BURGER JOINT ,YMCA, etc., and even outside Seven Eleven, using bluetooth communications.They are petty criminals, authorized to serve, but instead, as Kennedy warned…they are part of a secret network… many use the masonic symbol..low level idiots, and attend lodges.

    There is reason to believe some of these surveillance types have been breaking into homes COVERTLY…please see:

    “SNEAK AND PEEK” (authorizing police to come into your home while you are not there). That’s what surveillance is for. The stalking is to watch and see when homes are “isolated, so they can plant bugs (entrapment), or steal (GPS tracking devices planted on your car). An unlimited black budget of your tax dollars at work. By organized criminals.

    God help us all.

    P.S. What are Elks, Lions, and the rest of fraternal centers, but..Satanic lodges.

    Video if you are not the go along to get along type that will be held responsible for destroying this world:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVHHOS8uzcM

  • SortingHat

    One thing I see is someone calling it a click bait article then you get people defending or hating it. Then you get one or two people BS each other all the way down the page and I can’t help but wonder if they are being paid to fight each other because they sound so sure of themselves arguing the same things over and over again or they are the same person with throw-away accounts.

    Either way I feel they are paid to argue like on Windows 8 posts you often get two people just hashing it out with each other arguing stupid stuff about it and trying to prove each other wrong.

    Often the arguments are in the wrong place to begin with where the real question should be will my legacy programs work as well on 8 as 7.

  • SortingHat

    The real reason people haven’t upgraded to 8 or 10 in some cases still holding onto XP is because of legacy programs that either won’t work or require a lot of trickery and even then results are iffy.

    Newer stuff is usually dumb down to be *idiot* proof or a lot of software companies bit the dust during the change to 64 bit motherboards. That is partially what made Vista such a mess.

    7 stabilized things a bit but a lot of developers gave up and people have had enough and went to Android and I-phone which are stripped down computers in your pocket if all you don’t mind doing is email and fail book all day.

    If you want online videos it will look pretty stupid on a phone. Even a 3DS or Vita would look better for video streams.

    We go online with Windows XP but always disconnect it. XP made it easy to do so. All you need to do is go to Network Connections when you want to enable it by clicking *Enable local connection* and go to the tool bar and right click on it to where it says *disable* when you are done.

    We also have Webroot for it always on and it hasn’t failed us yet. We had it go blue once when we forgot to turn the internet off when we were done but after that we have gone many times without having any issues and we go to YouTube a lot for old videos.