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[–]magnora7 6 insightful - 1 funny6 insightful - 0 funny7 insightful - 1 funny -  (2 children)

Good post. There are a lot of groups trying to persuade people on reddit. It's a cheap way to push propaganda and advertising, and people are more likely to believe it's genuine than on the TV.

I'll throw this link in the mix, even financials companies are spouting propaganda on reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/conspiracy/comments/5vn4k3/forbescom_reddit_is_being_manipulated_by_big/

So like every big government, military, and company, is pushing their own propaganda. And all the propagandas overlap to create a meta-propaganda that is pro-corporate and pro-authoritarian, because that's the one thing all the pushed ideologies overlap on. It's created this absolutely toxic social environment that is a pale shadow of what it was 4+ years ago, before these internet propaganda techniques were popularized and mainstreamed.

I have come to the conclusion that reddit admins are on the take to look the other way when it comes to stuff like this. Because it is incredibly obvious at this point and is driving away users, yet they not only allow it to remain but to grow and take over subreddits as they install their own moderators and pull coups on the original moderators. It's really information warfare out there, that phrase is no joke.

[–]JasonCarswell 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (1 child)

It's because the repealed a protection law against domestic propaganda and psy-ops, starting a flurry of hoax events and an initially slow but exponential ramp into censorship, cuz muh reasons.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Defense_Authorization_Act_for_Fiscal_Year_2013#Smith-Mundt_Modernization_Act_of_2012

I don't even know if they're getting paid or just getting a salary to do their job or else.

“It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.” ~ Upton Sinclair, I, Candidate for Governor

[–]magnora7 2 insightful - 2 funny2 insightful - 1 funny3 insightful - 2 funny -  (0 children)

I don't even know if they're getting paid or just getting a salary to do their job or else.

Some are people working cheap jobs, some are just useful idiots that actually buy the ideology, and some are both. Your last quote is prescient. I do think there is a silver lining that some of these people probably have their eyes opened to what they're truly doing after doing it for long enough.

[–]Tom_Bombadil 3 insightful - 1 funny3 insightful - 0 funny4 insightful - 1 funny -  (3 children)

She's a future Hillary Clinton hopeful. Let's hope her legacy as the succubus who rekd Reddit will haunt her.

[–]bonked_or_maybe_not[S] 3 insightful - 1 funny3 insightful - 0 funny4 insightful - 1 funny -  (2 children)

It's worse that that - notice how immediately after coming on board reddit's "anti-war" bent disappeared and everyone started clamoring for war in Syria? You know the thing she had been tasked with drumming up support for for several years prior to taking the job?

[–]Tom_Bombadil 3 insightful - 1 funny3 insightful - 0 funny4 insightful - 1 funny -  (1 child)

The antiwar posts disappeared, but the antiwar sentiment remains for 90% of the US public.
We're not invading Syria. Russia's last Mediterranean naval port is in Syria. NATO has encircled Russia, and they cannot afford to lose their international stature. They are not going to lose that port.
They let Trump bomb an empty airfield.
Russian naval ports have Russian nukes.
JA is dreaming of she thinks she can muster support for a nuclear war through Reddit.
Reddit is basically a forum of Intel agency's messaging each other. A bafoonish disinformation circle jerk.

[–]JasonCarswell 2 insightful - 2 funny2 insightful - 1 funny3 insightful - 2 funny -  (0 children)

True dat. The war theatre of the absurd.

I signed up for Reddit, after SaidIt, but no one has tried to circle jerk me yet. I feel not ripped off.

I posted links to my article about Tigole, the torrent pirate. I changed the wording so it wasn't spam on the 3 posts. I half expect/hope to get kicked off.