In case you have seen passionate online defense of former President Barack Obama's signature health program Obamacare especially during crucial times from the campaign to the start of President Donald Trump's term
when he has made it a priority to repeal and replace Obamacare, there are big chances that those taking up the cudgels for the program online may have been paid to so.
A digital expert made a huge revelation that a majority of online and social media defenders of Obamacare are professionals who were specifically hired and "paid to post" views and comments favorable to Obama's
controversial program or to widely defend it from harsh critics and even those who have had bad experiences or personal encounters with Obamacare. Michael Brown made a thorough study and analysis of online media dynamics on the subject of Obamacare and found out that sixty percent of all the posts were made from 100 profiles, posting between the hours of 9 and 5 Pacific Time. Brown's discovery was shared on the weekend program Full Measure with Sharyl Attkinson, broadcast on Sinclair stations and streamed live Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
The said show gives focus to information wars and Brown shared that his curiosity was piqued when he had a personal problem and complained online. Although he had a legitimate issue to take up with Obamacare and posted his thoughts on Obamacare Official Facebook Page,Brown was surprised when his valid criticism was met with wild reactions and responses from digital activists pretending to be regular people.That's when he decided to investigate.
Brown evaluated 226,000 pro-Obamacare posts made by 40,000 Facebook profiles, sixty percent of which were made by only 100 profiles. Brown further elaborated that digital activists are paid employees whose purpose is to attack anyone
who's posting something contrary to the view the page owner wants expressed.
The digital expert also said that practically everywhere in the internet is used to shape and manipulate opinion, which means it could be specific Facebook pages but it can also include the comment sections in major newspapers.
Brown also explained the phenomenon of "zombie posts," as a fake, purchased, or rented Facebook profile that's expressing the views of an organization as if it was his or her own. In reality, however, the comment being expressed is done on software and written only by generally one or two people. The zombie posts are scheduled to go out at certain times and then they are supported by zombie likes."
That probably explains why for all the passionate defense of Obama's signature health program online, reality showed a different perspective as it is widely opposed by many Americans, and Hillary Clinton's defeat in the election is to a great extent a repudiation of Obama's policies including the hotly contested Obamacare.