Politics on Digg.com and mob rule, the silencing of Littlegreenfootballs.com

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Politics on Digg.com and mob rule, the silencing of Littlegreenfootballs.com

In a clash between two of my fiavorite sites, LGF appear to be the victims of a "bury" campaign on digg.com.

Its sad to see what should be a news disseminating site being manipulated as a dissent silencing site.

LGF

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The idea behind an ostensibly non-partisan site like Digg.com is that people submit links to interesting things, and other people rate the links, so that interesting stuff gets more votes and rises to the top.

But at Digg, this utopian web fantasy has turned into a system of mob rule.

Case in point, our post today about the ACLU’s newest attempt to get Islamist spokesman Tariq Ramadan into the US: Digg - ACLU: US Can’t Bar Terrorism Supporters.

As soon as this post was “made popular” (received enough votes to get listed on the front page), leftist Digg readers swarmed all over it, clicking the “bury” button like busy little progressive beavers. They also voted against almost every supporting comment, so that they disappeared from the list.

They’re doing this with every LGF post that shows up at Digg now, and the swarm is almost instantaneous. If one of our posts gets to the front page, it’s buried within minutes.

It’s a leftist totalitarian dreamworld. They simply exclude any and all points of view that violate the groupthink—and call it “democracy.”
By netchicken: posted on 25-2-2007

Well it is democracy in a way isnt it. Democracy is mob rule. The mob with the greater majority rules. In this case the mob with the greater number are the liberals and they choose to bury it so it is buried. That is the system on Digg.com. It is subject to "mob rule".
By IAF: posted on 25-2-2007

Gee, that sounds like another place I know, in regard to control information and being agenda-driven.

IAF is totally right, democracy is mob-run and requires "baffles", if you will.
By Thomas_Crowne: posted on 25-2-2007








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