All of us who write on topics like the ones that I cover over here on RTS have been inundated with "troll" or "shill" activity at one time or another. That is the main reason why I closed the comment section of RTS down, because with most of the articles I was putting out last year we were getting over a hundred, if not 200-300 comments, and there was so many agents/shills/trolls hitting the site that just moderating the comments was taking hours and hours of my time.
I reposted an article way back last January that was the story of an "ex shill". I just pulled it up and reread it myself and it's pretty enlightening to some of the things I've witnessed for the past year especially.
I guess you know you're on the right path when you get hate mail, and get followed around on forums and skype rooms by trolls! lol.
PUBLIC AWARENESS ANNOUNCEMENT: WE NOW HAVE THE EVIDENCE OF PAID GOVERNMENT TROLLS TARGETING THE ONLINE REPUTATION OF BLOGGERS, RADIO SHOW HOSTS AND OTHER POSITIVE CHANGE AGENTS.
This post is dedicated to every fellow blogger and positive change agent pioneering the new paradigm. The position we are in is not always an easy path to walk. It takes courage and bravery to publish the truth when others will not, or to pioneer a new product that can help free humanity. In this process we receive tons of correspondence from the public. The love and support of our fellow humanity gives us the strength to persevere and continue doing the great work. However, not all correspondence is positive. Anger, hatred, fear and threats on one’s life are attacks that every change agent endures.
We all deal with these attacks differently. Most of us just ignore them, some of us can’t deal with the negativity, retreat into isolation and stop doing the work.
ITS TIME TO SHINE SOME LIGHT, TRUTH AND FACTS ONTO THIS SUBJECT!
THANK YOU EDWARD SNOWDEN FOR GIVING THE CHANGE AGENTS VINDICATION!
FOR PUBLIC AWARENESS:
THE GOVERNMENT PAYS PEOPLE TO INFILTRATE ONLINE BLOGS, FORUMS, WEBSITES, RADIO SHOWS AND CHAT ROOMS TO SPREAD NEGATIVE COMMENTS IN AN ATTEMPT TO DISCREDIT THE INFORMATION.
Here is what to look for:
-negative comments on Youtube videos
-smear articles written on blogs to discredit someone’s reputation
-negative comments on blogs
-negative comments on facebook
-negative comments on crowdfunding campaigns
-negative comments in forums
-negative comments in chat rooms
-negative emails sent to positive change makers
As an example, here is an email sent to the Fix the World Organization from a paid troll. It is the worst threat we have received to date:
——– Original Message ——–
Subject: Contact Us: I’m on to you. Date: 28 Feb 2014 23:18:03 -0700 From: Billy <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
I love the depth that you have gone to. This little scam of yours will never work. The Anonymous network has been notified – the cabin crew are working on you – we have your IP address, the address you have been doing all this scamming from, and so much more. If you want to get out with your dignity, 24 hours your sites, social media accounts and go fund me accounts will be closed down or we will be sending all of your information to the media and law enforcement – after they are finished with you we will make your life a living hell until the only way out is suicide – your choice – the money or your life.
The agency that employs these people is called the Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group. (JTRIG)
The core self-identified purposes of JTRIG are to:
1. To inject all sorts of false material onto the internet in order to destroy the reputation of its targets.
2. To use social sciences and other techniques to manipulate online discourse and activism to generate outcomes it considers desirable.
These are some of the actual pages from the JTRIG training document: “The Art of Deception: Training for Online Covert Operations.”
We have compassion and love for individuals who might feel that being a paid troll is their only option. We would invite them to break free from their slave masters and join us in creating the new paradigm. At the Fix the World Organization, we have a team of living human beings that field through all comments and emails daily. We keep a record of the names, email addresses, and IP addresses, of all that are perceived to be malicious. Many of the bloggers and positive change agents are friends. We talk, compare notes, and share this list of paid trolls with each other.
To my fellow bloggers and change agents, I hope this helps combat the negativity.
To the people who follow our work, I hope this helps you spot a troll and call them out into the light.
THE TRUTH HAS BEEN REVEALED. THE POWER STRUCTURE IS SHIFTING. THE PEOPLE HAVE THE POWER.