British Petroleum Uses Online TrollsAdded: Tuesday, November 26th, 2013
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BP is accused of hiring Internet trolls to attack and threaten people who are discontent with the way the company has handled the spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. It turned out that after the single largest environmental disaster in American history, the oil giant hired PR company Ogilvy & Mather to run a BP US Facebook page.
The Facebook page was supposed to encourage interaction with the oil giant, but after people posted anti-BP comments there, they were attacked, bullied, and even directly threatened. One of the anonymous posters named “Marie” has recently produced boxes of documents and research data that prove the people harassing BP’s critics online were hired by BP or Ogilvy.
The poster has passed the collected evidence on to the body investigating the disaster – GAP. Their investigators admitted that the documentation of more serious threats made on the BP page was clear enough to start an investigation of its own. Although all of the threats started on the Facebook page, they later escalated offline. They included identifying where somebody lived, an online troll referring to having a shotgun and making use of it.
The poster provided the investigating body with files of complaint letters, computer screenshots of the abuse, and a list of FB profiles used by the people who harassed them. It was said that the attacks were racist, sexist, and threatened people with legal action and violence. They have insinuated that some of the commenters were “child molesters”. Their aim was to get people posting negative comments to quit the social network.
One of the trolls used the nickname “Griffin” and made several allusions to gun violence. For example, he threatened to shoot an environmentalist with his .50 caliber gun. Another troll, known as “Ken Smith”, edited a photo of the company’s critic’s pet bird into the crosshairs of a gunsight.
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Tuesday, November 26th, 2013
|posted by (2013-11-26 17:26:50)|
|If what is reported is true, "XX" company must have morons running the company (PR). Any secret conduct done repeatedly will surely be exposed. "Paper cannot wrapped up the fire (纸是包不住火）" - Chinese idiom|
|posted by (2013-11-26 21:38:35)|
|if that intimidation causes a schizophrenic disorder by the bully companies maybe people would suing and companies have to compensate them. Do you thing companies can do that? also,if a drone silently and almost invesible color as a giant speaker is flying in the sky look just let it go;and if you report it not attack this can be in side any oil company. bully can give spy imagination and scary....same like old ufo's blue book.|
|@ cggc.....you should attempt your post again, but in English this time.|
|The Republican Party is also using trolls to vote for them.|
|posted by (2013-11-27 20:04:34)|
|Obama has hundreds of paid trolls on FB. The libtards are running rampant.|
|hmmm only in america next time BP should hire a company to do the job right not on the cheap and am not talking about a computer company, it was a american company that caused the oil spill in the first place.||
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