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March 31, 2021

Jeff Bezos Hired Army of Trolls to Defend His Reputation and Attack His Critics on Twitter


Monopolist billionaires are recruiting -- paying -- nasty internet trolls to harass their critics, while simultaneously demanding that their Tech Monopolist cronies ban and censor their critics.

YouTube, for example, just created another new tool so that Disney can silence its critics -- allowing corporations to turn off the "Dislike" counter on their videos.

This is all obviously being done by mutual request.

And you know that Bezos' cronies at Twitter aren't going to ban his Troll Army or punish Amazon for organizing a harassment campaign.

This is cartel shit.

Cartels get trust-busted.

And I don't care how many pseudoright shills are on their payrolls.

Amazon recruited an army of Twitter trolls and code-named it 'Veritas' to target critics like Bernie Sanders and defend Jeff Bezos

The 'army' is made of ambassadors who go online to defend the company


It began in 2018 but has become particularly relevant in the midst of of 6,000

Amazon workers in Alabama who were voting on whether to form a union

The ambassadors defend warehouse conditions and troll Amazon's critics

Training documents reveal they are told to speak out in a 'blunt' way if necessary

In other words: Harass and bully people.

Amazon recruited a Twitter army that was code-named 'Veritas' whose members were picked for their 'sense of humor' - and their task was to defend Jeff Bezos' reputation online.

The army was recruited in 2018 but reared its head again this week as workers at an Amazon fulfillment center in Alabama voted on whether to form a union amid complaints about working conditions.

On Twitter, the army has defended worker conditions and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, and has even gone after the company's biggest critics like Bernie Sanders, the liberal senator from Vermont.

Organized harassment campaigns and "dogpiling" are grounds for permanent banning on Twitter -- unless you're one of Jack Dorsey's corporate cronies.


They were told specifically to confront people on Twitter in a 'blunt' manner, according to an internal document about their training that was obtained by The Intercept.

It read: 'To address speculation and false assertions in social media and online forums about the quality of the FC [Fulfillment Center] associate experience, we are creating a new social team staffed with active, tenured FC employees, who will be empowered to respond in a polite—but blunt—way to every untruth," the project description reads. "FC Ambassadors ('FCA') will respond to all posts and comments from customers, influencers (including policymakers), and media questioning the FC associate experience.'

These are the same people who claim the power to censor people and ban the sales of books if it departs from their version of "the truth" -- and yet here we have one of the Tech Monopolists decreeing that any criticism of him or of his company's practices are contrary to "the truth."

Nearly 6,000 Amazon warehouse workers in Bessemer are deciding whether they want to form a union - the biggest labor push in the online shopping giant's history.

I'm not a union booster, but I certainly want unions to bring their famous levels of efficiency and profitability-enhancing to Amazon.

By the way:

This is simply a more visible, more blatant version of the same Pay for Play system the monopolists have with much of the "conservative" media.

You don't think the people who are making $60-80,000 per year from AEI -- while also working as supposedly independent journalists -- are ever going to bite the corporate hands that feed them, do you?

They won't even admit which corporate client is supporting them. And as I've said a lot -- each of these guys has a specific benefactor buying him the equivalent new home every 4-6 years. They know who these donors/paymasters are, but refuse to disclose that to readers, and thereby alert them to the fact that some columns are written as specific favors to specific clients.

Instead, they pretend that their money comes from AEI itself.

It doesn't. AEI is a corrupt corporate pass-through organization to launder direct bribery of "conservative" influencers.

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