As a blogger and online content creator, I spend plenty of time on social network sites. It’s a part of my job, plus it’s one of the ways I interact with people from around the world.
A cursory look into most social media sites will reveal a massive disgust for Hillary Clinton. Online users, younger ones in particular, tend to see through lies and corruption. We have a keen sense of cynicism that helps us uncover and expose deceit.
So it comes as no surprise that on many sites, such as Reddit, 4chan, or Imgur, young users post content that mocks established politicians, criticizing their hypocrisy, dishonesty, or plain weirdness.
What is a surprise is the growing swell of support for insider politician Hillary Clinton.
From The Stream:
A significant portion of online support for Hillary Clinton is manufactured by paid “astroturf” trolls: a large team of supporters who spend long hours responding to negative news on the internet about her. The Clinton SuperPAC Correct the Record, which is affiliated with her campaign, acknowledged in an April press release that it was spending $1 million on project “Breaking Barriers” to pay people to respond to negative information about Clinton on social media sites like Facebook, Reddit, Instagram and Twitter. That amount has since increased to over $6 million. The trolls create a false impression that Clinton has more support than she really does, because one supporter will frequently create multiple anonymous accounts.
I’ve seen this myself. Someone will post a critical article or image about Hillary and the highest comments are from mystery pro-Hillary users. There’s also been an increase in posts that unnaturally praise her and dig at Trump.
This was especially true this past week, coming off of the second debate, where Hillary was overwhelmingly crushed by Trump. The fake users were working overtime to flood social sites with images and articles praising Hillary and making Trump look like a loser.
All unnatural and unconvincing.
This coincides with her staff busing in paid supporters at rallies, or evidence that college students were bribed to attend for extra credit.
This is radically unlike the vast majority of online users. Most people either express their opinion in natural, organic ways; the general consensus of many people is that Hillary is an unlikeable, untrustworthy person. And while many don’t like Trump’s personae, they consider him a more reliable and effective leader.
But the content we’re seeing now smacks far too close to what the mainstream media is shoveling: pro-Hillary crap that ignores the mountain of damning evidence to her corruption.
This is yet another underhanded scheme perpetrated by the Clinton machine. She and her cronies can’t muster genuine support from users online, so they have to spend ungodly amounts of money to make it look like people love her. But the bottom line is she’s an outdated, unliked, dishonest, insider politician. The very kind of thing young users especially hate.
We can see her dishonesty a mile away.
Source: The Stream