Where trolls come from
Proof that some are paid government employees,
agents and contractors
The US Army Corps of Engineers
New Orleans flooded, over a thousand people were killed immediately and many thousands died from the effects.
Over $100,000,000 in property was destroyed.
What did the US Army Corps of Engineers – the federal agency whose incompetence was responsible for the levee failures – do?
They used Corps of Engineers computers and employees (or contractors) to post to discussion boards in New Orleans and around the world, disrupting otherwise rational conversations with personal attacks and racial slurs.
It’s documented fact. It happened. Your tax dollars at work.
If you study the disruption of YouTube discussions by similar tactics, you’ll see that the offending accounts are often either brand new and/or entirely inactive before they begin their attacks on specific videos and discussions.
Are these people paid too? If so, who is paying them and why?
Note that these sub-moron trolls almost always appear AFTER a particularly impactful video has gotten a lot of traffic and generated a lot of conversation and comment.
WWL TV Channel 4 (CBS affiliate) does follow up story on Levees.org founder Sandy Rosenthal discovered that Corps of Engineers’ computers were being used to attack her and her group. June 17, 2009.