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    Do you believe there are Russian agents using PH to spread propaganda?

    I'm making this poll public as I believe that most of us have a reasonable belief that there are and have good guesses as to who they might be.

    Reading poll results, I will discount votes from those I believe are wittingly helping Putin.

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    I doubt it. It takes more skill to actually program bots to make sentences, responses and comments on a forum. Its easier to just put out false stories or memes on social media. That spreads much faster and hits millions at once. Forums dont get that much traffic to make a difference. It would also include potentially paying posters to post propaganda and thats fairly easily traceable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    I doubt it. It takes more skill to actually program bots to make sentences, responses and comments on a forum. Its easier to just put out false stories or memes on social media. That spreads much faster and hits millions at once. Forums dont get that much traffic to make a difference. It would also include potentially paying posters to post propaganda and thats fairly easily traceable.
    Fair point but it costs Putin nothing to interfere every place he can and he knows Trump and his GOP will do nothing to stop his interference......but may still be helping him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil505 View Post
    Fair point but it costs Putin nothing to interfere every place he can and he knows Trump and his GOP will do nothing to stop his interference......but may still be helping him.
    But then how does an average American have any contact with Putin? That would only work if voters had some knowledge they would be paid for posting on forums.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil505 View Post
    I'm making this poll public as I believe that most of us have a reasonable belief that there are and have good guesses as to who they might be.

    Reading poll results, I will discount votes from those I believe are wittingly helping Putin.

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    Mr. Devil,

    I believe that liberals are paranoid and delusion. Does that help?
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    Nope, this forum is so underground and old school, hashtags don't even work here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil505 View Post
    I'm making this poll public as I believe that most of us have a reasonable belief that there are and have good guesses as to who they might be.

    Reading poll results, I will discount votes from those I believe are wittingly helping Putin.

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    Naw. Too little return on investment.

    BTW, you make great polls, @Devil505.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil505 View Post
    Fair point but it costs Putin nothing to interfere every place he can and he knows Trump and his GOP will do nothing to stop his interference......but may still be helping him.
    Assuming this goes on, so what? If one or two posters are getting paid to put certain POVs across, so what?

    It's not even against the TOS, as far as I can tell.

    I can happily debate anyone who supports Putin sincerely.

    I'd like to think I can make lunch meat out of any paid poster pushing his ideas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    Assuming this goes on, so what? If one or two posters are getting paid to put certain POVs across, so what?

    It's not even against the TOS, as far as I can tell.

    I can happily debate anyone who supports Putin sincerely.

    I'd like to think I can make lunch meat out of any paid poster pushing his ideas.
    We have a neighborhood up here in NH nicknamed "Little Moscow." Its mostly younger families who recently have come from Russia. They often write letters to the editors about how "Russia did this and Russia is better at this" kind of letters. People constantly fire back "if it was so great there, why did you come here?" lol
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