Linked by snydeq on Thu 15th Dec 2011 21:17 UTC
In the News A new study from UCSB finds significant increases in businesses hiring organized shills to push products online. These 'malicious crowd-sourcing systems' enlist dozens or hundreds of professional shills to orchestrate mass account creation, generate bogus ratings, and post canned cut-and-paste positive reviews -- with each 'task' costing between 13 and 70 cents. 'Unscrupulous crowd-sourcing sites, coupled with international payment systems, have enabled a burgeoning crowdturfing market that targets U.S. websites, but is fueled by a global workforce.'
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RE[4]: shilling
by zima on Thu 22nd Dec 2011 21:52 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: shilling"
zima
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Or tyranny of the masses...

(no, but really, it's basically what we have, anyway; systems of governance as a whole largely also reflect their societies - from where the people in administrations would come from?)

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