The propaganda machine or my imagination?
March 24, 2009 11:19 AM Subscribe
Am I imagining things or has there lately been a surge of right-wing opinion dominating the forums of popular sites like digg and reddit?
posted by drpynchon to computers & internet (23 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
It seems like people are voting up weird random articles like this one
and then circle jerking away about regulation=bad, government=bad, Obama=BigBrother=communism, taxes=bad, etc. usually talking points.
Are these sites always prone to just being anti-establishment regardless of the party in power or is this a planned tactic on the part of American conservatives to address their prior failings in handling the internet? I've seen some links to what appear to be goon squads doing this but has anyone written a substantive evaluation of this phenomenon and how organized it may be? Also have the folks that run such sites addressed the fact that they may be used as propaganda devices and attempted to develop means to combat this?