A wingnut Yahoo Group called "Digg Patriots" has been evidently "burying" certain liberal blogs on the social media site Digg. On the site, you can either "digg" or "bury" a new entry, and these bastards are apparently engaged in a coordinated effort to bury liberal posts. According to AlterNet:
One bury brigade in particular is a conservative group that has become so organized and influential that they are able to bury over 90% of the articles by certain users and websites submitted within 1-3 hours, regardless of subject material. Literally thousands of stories have already been artificially removed from Digg due to this group.
This group is the heart of a complicated web on various networks, including Twitter, Propeller, StumbleUpon, YouTube, and Facebook, all dedicated to ramming an extreme right wing viewpoint down the throats of those communities and censoring opposing viewpoints. This includes such means as cyber stalking, bullying, and terror, as exposed on YouTube yesterday (something not one of the DP group condemned).
Cyber stalking, eh? I've had to deal with two different cyber stalkers recently.
The DP group searches Digg for any articles from websites they want to drown out, sites such as Salon, News Junkie Post, Talking Points Memo, FreakOutNation, Five Thirty Eight, ThePublicRecord, Rawstory, The Nation, Media Matters for America, PoliticusUSA, Alternet, Fire Dog Lake, Political Carnival, TruthOut, DailyKos, The Joshua Blog, The Brad Blog, Huffington Post, Science Blogs, Smirking Chimp, Down With Tyranny, Crooks and Liars, MarioPiperni, Buzzflash, Bob Cesca’s REALLY AWESOME Blog, and The New York Times.
I don't even know what to say about this. Here we all are, with our research and our graphs and our empirical reality, and we're going up against tech-savvy wingnuts who are sidestepping all of that and simply trying to block our content from reaching audiences.
If there's anything positive here, clearly this is all they've got -- an admission that they can't keep up on the facts, so they do this. And, you know, it's not even that creative. It's kind of direct and heavy-handed. At least the old-school ratfuckers would engage in their scams with some cleverness and creativity. Digg Patriots are obviously doofs with too much time on their hands.