Five Things Shills Don’t Want You To Know

Ever wonder who writes those comments under blog posts and news items that are either abusive and distracting from the issue under discussion – or on business sites that are robotically “positive” feedback? You might be reading the creative work of paid commenters – or even robots. “Paid shills” are especially prevalent where controversial matters are being discussed… health, politics, “news” items that push a certain agenda (such as gun control), wars, environment, etc.

The internet has revolutionized numerous disciplines, and propaganda is no exception. How can you know who’s saying what — and why — online? Join Ben, Matt, and special guest Joe to learn more about the future of online manipulation.

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