Make no mistake: GOP is paying trolls to "blog attack"
This is unbelievable. We always knew that there were right-wing political hacks trolling the blogosphere, but this is a new low.
There's a company called Advantage Consultants that's offering up "professional blog warriors" to "flood the zone" with comments. In short, astro-turf trolls for the blogosphere.
Click to zoom on their ad at right, but here's the text:
Are you ready for a blog attack?
Wow. Unbelievable. "Flood the zone?" Yeah, it's all about quantity - forget quality.
Now don't get me wrong -- there's nothing wrong with being a paid blogger. There's plenty of organizations that have staff or consultants on retainer to write on their blogs - which inevitably means commenting on blogs.
But here's the key: Be open and honest about it. Unlike these guys, who promise "complete confidentiality", don't fake it, don't lie, and always disclose.
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