Originally posted by kmax87
There are actually three distinct types.
It seems there are two distinct types.
Those who love to lob in an incendiary racist/homophobic/mysogonistic rant, and those who constantly apply those labels in ad hominem attacks to justify their pristine worldview.
Is it just that everyone's pretty bored with their lot and see this forum as a means to let of steam and have a bit of fun? Or are chess pl ...[text shortened]... ers by default a particularly morose aspi bunch who have mostly undergone humour bypass surgery?
The third being "paid Gov’t and Corporate Internet Trolls"
" You know them…
Their mission has nothing to do with national security, fighting terrorism, and catching criminals. Their mission is to distort public opinion and spread propaganda in order to generate a ‘consensus reality’ – and they are responsible for polluting the internet with much of the garbage in comment sections, Facebook groups, forums and bogus blog posts.
They jump into productive online discussions and civil debates, and undermine them, ruin them, with uninvited insulting, racist and inflammatory comments If only it stopped there." Sounds like some posters in the debates forum
"The secretive GCHQ and JTRIG training manual which was leaked via Glenn Greenwald and Ed Snowden show an even dirtier side to our governments’ new ‘digital Stasi’. Their report means that the public can finally put an ugly face on this disease which is ruining the internet"
“Among the core self-identified purposes of JTRIG are two tactics:
(1) to inject all sorts of false material onto the internet in order to destroy the reputation of its targets; and (2) to use social sciences and other techniques to manipulate online discourse and activism to generate outcomes it considers desirable."
I see a few posters here who fit this description to a tee. One in particular.
read more herehttp://21stcenturywire.com/2014/03/01/paid-govt-and-corporate-internet-trolls-are-real/