• sock puppets

last modified July 1, 2016 by strypey

A 'sock puppet' is an online persona which is operated by a person who wishes to spread certain messages, or disrupt certain discussions wherever they are held, either because they are a paid shill, working for a PR company or similar consent manufacturing organisation, or because they are a useful idiot, who identifies with the PR line for some ideological or personal reason, and operates sock puppets unpaid.