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Sat Apr 23, 2016, 08:12 PM

A former paid “Internet troll” for Clinton speaks out: It was “nasty” and “left a very bad taste”

"I’d like to first admit I am fairly clueless about how Reddit works – the ins and outs, sub-reddits, up-posting – but it’s an intricate system and there’s a lot of good info out there if you can navigate it.

I stumbled on this tonight, and even though, as my husband pointed out, “This is so Clinton’esque,” it still came as a little bit of a shock that the Clinton campaign – yes, the same campaign that’s scolding Bernie Sanders for negativity, the candidate who’s playing the victim card and gender card at every stump stop – has strategically unleashed a bunch of paid trolls (the term has been upgraded by the Clinton camp into “digital media specialists”) to the tune of a cool mil onto social media with instructions to annihilate Bernie Sanders and his supporters "

http://smokinghotpoliticaljunkies.com/a-former-paid-internet-troll-for-clinton-speaks-out-it-was-nasty-and-left-a-very-bad-taste/

(sorry for this is a dupe!)

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Reply A former paid “Internet troll” for Clinton speaks out: It was “nasty” and “left a very bad taste” (Original post)
iamthebandfanman Apr 2016 OP
speaktruthtopower Apr 2016 #1
Autumn Apr 2016 #2
MattP Apr 2016 #3
Autumn Apr 2016 #4
Gwhittey Apr 2016 #8
Autumn Apr 2016 #11
MrMickeysMom Apr 2016 #18
Live and Learn Apr 2016 #20
Trajan Apr 2016 #6
pacalo Apr 2016 #13
Tarc Apr 2016 #5
sadoldgirl Apr 2016 #9
Doctor_J Apr 2016 #7
MattP Apr 2016 #10
MattP Apr 2016 #12
Eko Apr 2016 #14
Agschmid Apr 2016 #15
YouDig Apr 2016 #16
JSup Apr 2016 #17
silvershadow Apr 2016 #19
BreakfastClub Apr 2016 #21
AgingAmerican Apr 2016 #24
sufrommich Apr 2016 #22
ChiciB1 Apr 2016 #23

Response to iamthebandfanman (Original post)

Sat Apr 23, 2016, 08:15 PM

1. Probably bad strategy as well..

as Bernie's young supporters are pretty internet savvy.

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Response to iamthebandfanman (Original post)

Sat Apr 23, 2016, 08:25 PM

2. I'll be damned. It fits. Will you please post this in the Sanders group?

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Response to iamthebandfanman (Original post)

Sat Apr 23, 2016, 08:40 PM

3. Oh please that article is so fake

It's horrible

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Response to MattP (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 23, 2016, 08:42 PM

4. Do you have a link proving it is fake? It sounds like much of what is seen on Social media

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Response to Autumn (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 23, 2016, 08:47 PM

8. He proably does not know who the person was

 

as he never worked for him so assumed it was fake.

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Response to Gwhittey (Reply #8)

Sat Apr 23, 2016, 08:53 PM

11. I can go into any large thread in GDP here on DU and find many of those posts word for word.

And much of it by posters who have older accounts that have been used very little or new accounts with higher post counts. It's a very interesting phenomenon.

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Response to Autumn (Reply #11)

Sun Apr 24, 2016, 12:24 AM

18. Is, "interesting phenomenon" another phrase for "cah-cah"?

I'll go with it, then.

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Response to Autumn (Reply #11)

Sun Apr 24, 2016, 05:52 PM

20. +10,000 nt

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Response to MattP (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 23, 2016, 08:46 PM

6. This news came from the Clinton Campaign ...

 

Who are you to deny it? ...

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Response to MattP (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 23, 2016, 08:58 PM

13. Don't peek behind the curtain!1!

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Response to iamthebandfanman (Original post)

Sat Apr 23, 2016, 08:44 PM

5. Being paid to do what I do naturally anyways sounds like a dream job

Are they still hiring?

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Response to Tarc (Reply #5)

Sat Apr 23, 2016, 08:47 PM

9. I am sure they do.

Just apply to Brock via e-mail.

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Response to iamthebandfanman (Original post)

Sat Apr 23, 2016, 08:47 PM

7. In a way this is encouraging

 

I'm glad they are not debasing themselves for free. Although you couldn't pay me enough.

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Response to iamthebandfanman (Original post)

Sat Apr 23, 2016, 08:53 PM

10. He says he worked directly for the Hillary campaign

Bullshit

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Response to iamthebandfanman (Original post)

Sat Apr 23, 2016, 08:54 PM

12. Brocks crazy ass released a press release like two days ago

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Response to iamthebandfanman (Original post)

Sat Apr 23, 2016, 10:35 PM

14. Nice story.

Sounds a bit contrived.

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Response to iamthebandfanman (Original post)

Sat Apr 23, 2016, 10:36 PM

15. Is this ever a dupe... 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

r/conspiracies

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Response to iamthebandfanman (Original post)

Sat Apr 23, 2016, 10:36 PM

16. So some random person posts some junk on the internet and Bernie supporters suddenly all

think it must be true?

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Response to iamthebandfanman (Original post)

Sun Apr 24, 2016, 12:21 AM

17. Oh look...

...a plant from an opposing campaign paid to say they were paid to say terrible things.

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Response to iamthebandfanman (Original post)

Sun Apr 24, 2016, 04:54 PM

19. K&R for exposure. She wouldn't have had to pay them if she could have found anyone

 

that actually believed her crap.

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Response to iamthebandfanman (Original post)

Sun Apr 24, 2016, 06:12 PM

21. Oh good Lord, this is ridiculous. Bernie has push trolls, by the way. They also

heavily coordinate with Barnie's campaign. DKos has a diary in which someone admits to being one, after he accuses Hillary of doing it, of course.

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Response to BreakfastClub (Reply #21)

Sun Apr 24, 2016, 06:21 PM

24. A million dollars buys a lot of online bullying

 

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Response to iamthebandfanman (Original post)

Sun Apr 24, 2016, 06:15 PM

22. Sure,why not.

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Response to iamthebandfanman (Original post)

Sun Apr 24, 2016, 06:20 PM

23. This SURPRISES ME! NOT, NOT, NOT!! It's What THEY DO! n/t

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