The social media "discourse" is basically a bad joke that has been manipulated by all manner of foreign agents and d-bags with pay for play opinion.
From our vantage . . . Try as they might to undermine TKC "credibility" (lulz) . . . Nobody has ever proven or even accused our curmudgeonly blog community of being on somebody's donor list.
Fact is . . . The goal of this blog has always been to be so snarky that we're only capable of clowning the news from every angle . . . And this strategy offers more journalism (lulz) than most other outlets combined. Natch.
Meanwhile . . .
In a desperate effort to hijack the conversation on the downtown stadium.
DEVELOPERS ARE FILLING KANSAS CITY SUBREDDITS WITH SKETCHY PROPAGANDA HOPING TO 'NEG' ANYBODY WHO QUESTIONS THE IDEA OF GIVING BILLIONS WORTH OF TAX BREAKS TO DEVELOPERS & MILLIONAIRE OWNERS!!!
Actually, shifting social commentary is pretty easy and cheap . . . Here's a look into how it's done . . .
"The playbook to subvert democracy and sow dissention often starts with social media. And it happens on sites like Reddit . . . Trying to drip-feed a controversial message while using a stream of more regular and mundane posts as cover."
Over the past few days . . .
We've noticed a variety of bought & paid for commentary attempting to construct straw men, advocate "transit" to build a stadium and all manner of emotional manipulation that seems to be effective and shifting the opinion of low information voters.
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com links . . .
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