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Old 02-28-2017, 09:12 AM
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Obamascare: 60% of online Obamacare defenders 'paid to post' hits on critics

By PAUL BEDARD 2/25/17 1:52 PM

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."

His shocking analysis was revealed on this weekend's Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson, broadcast on Sinclair stations and streamed live Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Her upcoming show focuses on information wars and Brown was describing what happened when he had a problem with Obamacare and complained online.

Brown said that social media is used to manipulate opinion, proven in the last presidential election.

Sharyl: "What areas of the Internet are used to shape and manipulate opinion?"

Matthew Brown: "Everywhere social. Everywhere social means specific Facebook pages, but it also means the com—, it means the comment sections in every major newspaper."

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.

"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.

She reports that he evaluated 226,000 pro-Obamacare posts made by 40,000 Facebook profiles.

Brown: "Sixty percent of all the posts were made from 100 profiles, posting between the hours of 9 and 5 Pacific Time."

Sharyl: "Which means what?"

Brown: "They were paid to post."

He blamed so-called "zombie posts," and explained them this way: "A zombie post is a fake, purchased, or rented Facebook profile that's expressing the views of an organization as if it was his or her own. But, when in reality, the comment being expressed is done on software and written by generally one or two people. So, the zombie posts will go out on a schedule and then they are supported by zombie likes."

And Brown said that both sides play the posting game. "There's no reason to believe that everybody's not doing it."
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/ob...rticle/2615774

Perhaps this explains "ban boy?"
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Old 02-28-2017, 11:06 AM
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I liked reading this article.


P.S. I am a zombie!!!
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Old 02-28-2017, 11:09 AM
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Just joking. I did like reading it. I think there are many, many things that media do or other forces for that matter (zombie posts on social network sites probably don't fall into the category of "media") that make and manipulate public opinion. Probably the best defense any of us has is to exercise skepticism and to apply the "smell test" to things. For example, when Obamacare is supposed to be going up in price so much, when insurers are abandoning the exchanges like rats deserting a sinking ship, when you hear about healthy people preferring to pay penalties rather than buying Obamacare . . . the supposition that notwithstanding there is generally high favorability for Obamacare doesn't pass the "smell test."


As an example, Hillary Clinton's story about why she set up a private email server in her home never passed the "smell test." Likewise, the story that the attack on Ben Ghazi was the result of disaffection of Libyan citizens with a video didn't pass the "smell test." My saying that my marksmanship exceeds that of Carlos Hathcock does not pass the "smell test."

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I wonder if NW was a paid digital political activist!
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I doubt it. He used to actually discuss things and was never always on script like the paid people seem to do. NW would sidetrack a lot when people started to debate with him also. Paid people don't waste the time cause they're on a tight script.
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always follow the money $
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Old 03-01-2017, 06:35 AM
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I said it for months - its what the DNC and Hillary does
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I think the old saying goes "If you are not cheating, you are not really trying!". I suspect both sides of any issue will avail themselves to whatever means they can.
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