Group Accused of Politically Gaming Digg

    August 6, 2010
    Chris Crum

Digg is looking into accusations that a conservative group has been gaming the site to bury content it deems too liberal.

oleoleolson at AlterNet writes, "A group of influential conservative members of the behemoth social media site have just been caught red-handed in a widespread campaign of censorship, having multiple accounts, upvote padding, and deliberately trying to ban progressives. An undercover investigation has exposed this effort, which has been in action for more than one year."

Digg Founder Kevin Rose tweeted that he is looking into the matter:

focused on launching digg v4, but we’re looking into this.. RT @jeremyisweary: Massive Censorship Of Digg Uncovered Aug 06 00:44:28 via Tweetie for Mac

The report alleges that the group banded together on a Yahoo Group called Digg Patriots, which has since been removed.

Meanwhile, as Rose mentioned in the tweet, Digg is working on getting its big redesign out.  I imagine we’ll be hearing more about the alleged gaming of the site before long.


Chris Crum
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