Because of the election I see some more vote manipulation going on.
And I think that it will be hard to avoid.
A lot of it will also come from people trying to support their party.
Just as an example to illustrate the problem:
Trulytimes posted a link to his/her site:
Project Veritas Exposes Ilhan Omar Allies in Alleged Ballot Harvesting Operation in Minnesota
I posted it 3 hours earlier link. And got far less votes, while I posted a direct link to the bombshell.
Omar seems to be directly involved herself.
And I don't care about the votes, but I wonder why this got far more votes.
Maybe friends, timing or the text is better?
While I don't suspect it, it got me thinking about vote manipulation.
If this forum is 10x bigger, it would be pretty easy to have your post dominate all others.
And this would make saidit more open to propaganda that we see daily on reddit.
And I think I even got a solution.
I had posted a solution before:
Link here: Preparing for the next wave of censorship
It is a way to add alternative sources of the same information to get around censorship.
In the solution, you can add links-posts via replies.
These are simple one-line replies flagged as links.
Format: "[text] (link) "
These links will be added to the top of the discussion.
And in the simplest form could be a simple text box.
In practice, I am actively testing this now by posting such replies.
Just to see how it works, and I would suggest other people to do the same.
The links can point to sites with alternative opinions.
And to previous posts and discussions.
So even when one propaganda post gets extremely popular,
it can not hide an alternative post or discussion that questions the same story.
The existence of alternative and easy access, makes the strength of
a propaganda campaign a lot weaker.
If correct-the-record starts promoting Hillary with 1000s of "friends",
we can see an alternative with almost everyone of their posts.
And see how much crap they are.
It can also increase friendship in the forum.
Say, you post a new great article.
Now, you see that someone has posted a related article before, with a great discussion.
You can just add a link to that article and discussion in the reply.