2011-02-20 07:25:04right wing trolls getting paid to dumb down the net
John Cook


"Using the assigned social media accounts we can automate the posting of content that is relevant to the persona.  In this case there are specific social media strategy website RSS feeds we can subscribe to and then repost content on twitter with the appropriate hashtags.  In fact using hashtags and gaming some location based check-in services we can make it appear as if a persona was actually at a conference and introduce himself/herself to key individuals as part of the exercise, as one example.  There are a variety of social media tricks we can use to add a level of realness to all fictitious personas "
2011-02-20 07:59:29My Suspicion
John Hartz
John Hartz
I also suspect that the Climate Denial Spin Machine has technologies in place that lets boggers like Dahun and NETDR forward a pro-science comment and get back a retort to it within minutes.
2011-02-20 09:53:48

It could be interesting to do an investigation to see how far along they are on that: fishing for identical or near-identical response in different blogs. Could be an interesting exposé!