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Old 11-18-2016, 10:03 AM
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Originally Posted by flyingtart View Post
People get paid to troll??? Who pays you? Fools and their money, eh?


Lots of people get paid to troll, people of all stripes and flavors. PR firms are frequently hired to change public opinion on a topic, or just muddy the water around a situation. The thing about social media that makes it easy is that tons of idiots will believe almost anything as long as it appears to benefit them, and then magnify the lies exponentially. And it's not always hired firms. Most companies and organizations have PR departments. Not all of them do crappy things, in fact, the majority are probably just trying to promote their work or cause, but there are bunches of nefarious actors.
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