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What You Should Know / August 5, 2010

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blogs.alternet.org -- A group of influential conservative members of the behemoth social media site Digg.com have just been caught red-handed in a widespread campaign of censorship, having multiple accounts, upvote padding, and deliberately trying to ban progressives. An undercover investigation has exposed this effort, which has been in action for more than one year. “The more liberal stories that were buried the better chance conservative stories have to get to the front page. I’ll continue to bury their submissions until they change their ways and become conservatives.” -phoenixtx (aka vrayz) Digg.com is the powerhouse of social media websites. It is ranked 50th among US websites by Alexa (117th in the world), by far the most influential social media site. It reached one million users in 2007 and likely has more than tripled that by this point. Digg generates around 25 million page views per month, over one third of the page views of the NY Times. Front page stories regularly overwhelm and temporarily shut down websites in a process called the “Digg Effect.”

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  • 1. zhubajie  |  August 5th, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    Pseudo-cynical passive fag tools post comments justifying their spineless inaction. What else is new?

  • 2. Greg Comlish  |  August 5th, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    Digg Patriots can suck on my thick dick


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