had a visit from one of those paid shills for Big Pharma today, weeks after I posted about some dickhead America doctor campaigning for mandatory vaccines during the Swansea measles outbreak (that as we all now know amounted to eight people all of whom had been vaccinated actually getting measles.
Oh you didn’t know? You’ll find all that you didn’t read or hear in mainstream news at this link Well that was the subject of my post you see, biased reporting in the media and particularly by the Bolshevik Broadcasting Corp. Unfortunately the Troll to berate me for my idleness and incompetence by referring to a passage I had quoted from an American child-health website.
Talk about laziness and incompetence, couldn’t even be arsed reading my post properly.
Anyway it put me in mind of this post at Bubblews:
It has long been whispered around the libertarian quarter of the +Blogosphere (where I usually hang out) that government shills patrol the +Web spreading disinformation on websites authored by people who question the official governmental line on any controversial topic. Anyone who has ever questioned a post on Climate change and pointed out that ‘the +Science is not settled’ and though we know the climate is changing because the climate changes constantly, to suggest it is caused by Carbon Dioxide emissions from human activity is an oversimplification will have been subjected to a lynch mob of hate attacks.
Likewise anybody who declines to agree that same sex Marriage will be the greatest leap forward for civilization in two thousand years. Dissent is not tolerated and in the case of bearded queens in bridal gowns, tolerance is not enough, we are required to celebrate making a mockery of a tradition that means a great deal to many people.
Where do you think they come from, all these angry people who will stay in comment threads, spewing their hate at you until you decide life is too short to waste time on such stuff and turn away? Some people have said they are government and Corporate shills, paid to suppress free speech on the web by bullying and using diversion, deflection, misrepresentation and downright lies to cast doubt on anything the dissenters say.
How many thousands of times have I been called a Conspiracy Theorist or a paranoid right wing nut job for talking about what I knew of government and corporate +surveillance. Come on, I worked with digital networks, helped develop early generations of some of these technologies.
So who wanted to discredit me, who did not want what I said to go unchallenged? Let’s fce it, in the scheme of things I am nobody so which organisations might feel threatened by my information? Who would pay people to search out Dissent and try to discredit those who post it?
Now its official: the +US government has awarded a contract to a +Californian +Software company to develop a system capable of managing online personalities. The program will allow one person to manage up to 10 separate personas, and will be used to counter extremist and dissident +Ideology and +propaganda.
Those who visit forums and websites that tend to object to the actions of the current government wont be surprised to hear that the paid trolls who have roamed the Internet randomly for the purpose purpose of suppressing free speech and manipulating opinions via social media will now be guided to their targets by a +Computer system.
Last year, an anonymous author confessed that he had worked as a paid shill targeting several popular alternative websites to spread disinformation. It seems he was just one soldier in a barmy army of professional trolls. These online personalities, known as sock puppets, will allow the government to “create a false consensus in online conversations, crowd out unwelcome opinions and smother commentaries or reports that do not correspond with its own objectives.”
I told you so. Score another one to the Conspiracy Theorists.