Skip to comments.Russia's Online-Comment Propaganda Army
Posted on 10/13/2013 8:06:48 AM PDT by Parmenio
Whenever I write about homophobia in Russia, several readers invariably leave comments defending the country's approach to gay rights...
Elsewhere, like when my articles about opposition figures are translated and posted on Russian news sites, the comments get downright personal and anti-Semitic...
It's of course impossible to tell whose vitriol is genuine and whose is being bankrolled, but at least some anti-Western comments appear to come from staffers the Russian government pays to sit in a room, surf the Internet, and leave sometimes hundreds of postings a day that criticize the country's opposition and promote Kremlin-backed policymakers....
(Excerpt) Read more at theatlantic.com ...
But who knew that some of our FR comrades look like this:
"Members of an Internet support community called Medvedev's Girls attend a meeting with former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in the Kremlin on November 9, 2011.
I also support the Russian position on homosexuals and their rights. And any Freeper who is here supporting that position is a great American and not wishy washy
Locally they are known as "Organizing for Action"
Your opinion is fine, but you are missing the point of the article and my post.
Is it too late to surrender?
No I get your point, are you a paid pro-fag lobbist?
There are plenty of leftist freepers, anti-Palin freepers all getting paid.
That you are making it sound bad means what?
America's drop was attributed to, as one might expect, the PRISM/NSA revelations. But interestingly, on Freedom House's overall rank, the U.S. still places fourth, just under Germany but above Australia and France. It'll be interesting to see if our ranking slips further in the case of future revelations about online data monitoring.
Anybody here buying that? I'm not.
No, I am not being paid to post on FR and I’m not pro-fag. By the way, how much have you donated to Free Republic this quarter?
What I donate has nothing to do with my beliefs or my positions on issues. So you decide to attack me and divert attention from the real issue, that you support the pro-homosexual agenda and that is what your posts implies. So are you a homosexual, how much do you donate to pro-homosexual groups?
If you had bothered to read beyond the first sentence of the article, you would have realized that it’s not about homosexuality.
Paid trolls are nothing new under the sun, the left invented the idea, along with astroturf (fake grassroots), ACORN, and other movements purporting to be “populist” which are driven by leftist activists using apathetic or uninformed bystanders as their tools.
As for Russia’s stance on sodomites-Free Republic is anti-sodomite agenda, and more power to Russia in this instance for not caving to their pressure when the whole West is falling like dominoes to the sodomite agenda. I don’t have to love everything Russia does to agree with their anti-sodomite stance.
They are in Moscow. Why are their shirts in English, hmmmm?
Bingo! And NBC, ABC, CBS, NPR and AP.
>>>I also support the Russian position on homosexuals and their rights. And any Freeper who is here supporting that position is a great American and not wishy washy<<<
Might be a Russian spy! /s
Looks like an author of this article took notes from 1930s Stalinist Pravda editorial - “If you are pushing for free enterprise and religious freedom you are an American spy so GTFO and go to gulag”.
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