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[–] jiveinthehive 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Okinawa, Japan checking in. I won't specify which base or branch, however. ;)

But yeah if there is a bunch of military online voting it's because they are nonners that work in finance or MPF who have nothing better to do. I highly doubt it's some sort of website manipulation.

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[–] Trip [S] ago 

Imagine if you manipulate one of the most important websites on the internet though. That's actually quite a bit of power, over the minds of the exact people you've been having trouble getting to before. The youth.

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[–] Trip [S] 1 point 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

Because the military could easily have people who sit around all day and simply post comments to reddit/voat or even manipulate the content in subtler ways via voting and etc. 50 dedicated people can have a massive impact on a website as big as reddit. There is actually strong evidence that the US and Russian militarys are both actively manipulating content on reddit.

Granted they could do this via proxies, they could do it from home, etc there are many ways they could make it harder to tell.

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[–] SpaceGoat ago 

I don't doubt that they are manipulating social media, but I don't think it would come from a military base. It would make more sense to hire a firm based out of some office building somewhere to do that kind of work.

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[–] OftenTooRude 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

This is probably related to item 4 on this list.

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[–] something_went_wrong ago  (edited ago)

I find it surreal that this is a concern. But, this is reality.

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[–] groovy_cat ago 

some sort of warning pm would be nice to know.