Really, it's fraud of some kind. Fake accounts ups their numbers that they are falsely presenting to advertisers. Then, instead of trying to attract subscribers, they are trying to make them go away, based on their petty narrow minded personal opinions. Instead of being an opinion forum, for the public, it has become a do-it-yourself censored forum, serving the needs of an individual who is antagonizing the intended audience of any ads. The ads are generated by one or two ad generating companies. The companies who buy the ads, are for products we all use.
lisa and Jeanne, I just read your newer responses and thoughts about our hacker. I've emailed IJR twice about this and haven't heard back either. Perhaps it's time to track down a phone number and I may even write a snail letter. I was tracking one of my comments a while back and kept reposting it everytime the "hacker" voted it down. Over and over, every time I posted it, 5 or more thumbs down would appear just like that, in minutes. I finally stopped because all those negative votes, which I hadn't truly earned, would appear on my posting account. Like everyone else, I don't mind bona fide thumbs down but this is too much.
I hadn't considered an insider, but you all may be on to something. It can't be a rack of computers (too time consuming) so doing it from the inside would be the easiest way of all. It did ease off some for a few days after I sent my second email but now whoever it is is definitely back. Did you all notice it's usually articles about race or at least they've all been about that recently. Perhaps a snowflake at IJR? I Intend to keep trying to contact IJR and eventually this will catch up with whom ever is doing it. If nothing else, contacting advertisers may work as someone there will eventually mention it to the right person at IJR. Anyway, poor pathetic soul! S/he needs to get a life.
And it can be said that Obama's election was a direct result of blacks finally getting out to vote, in record numbers. If that's not racist, I don't know what is. The racial climate today is a direct result of things said and actions done to accomplish exactly what black leaders wanted - to divide this country. It’s the only way to make themselves relevant. If you can’t see that, you do not have a brain. Stop being told what to think, and try thinking for yourselves.
Like Hillary says – “Stronger Together”. Unless that’s not your intention.
Now … let the dislikes begin! I can take it