I never liked 9GAG when it began. Their admins would steal content from ((reddit)), 4chan, YTMNG, etc. But slowly the community grew and they are now producing a lot oftheir own content.
Most of them are Europeans and generally stay away from politics. Their audience is not very mature. They mostly talk about games, movies and post videos of people doing stupid shit/hold-my-beer shit. But sometimes a few political posts pop up every now and then.
I have never had a 9GAG account but I lurk there. And in these few days I am seeing a trend that is very scary. Since, 9GAG's audience is not very mature, they don't give two shits about political correctness. And an uncontrolled community is generally red pilled.
But in these few weeks, I am seeing a lot of comments that are obvious shills (thanks to Voat). For instance, a comics post where a someone gave Trump a tie. Trump takes the tie. In the next strip, there is a CNN like TV screen saying Trump has Russian ties. It was obviously a joke and except one top comment, every comment was about how CNN is the real news and Trump is an idiot for calling them fake news.
A post about pewdiepie busting the Gender Gap myth comment section full of shills name calling pewdiepie, and gender gap is real. Another post about some NFL guy who cried in the court room when he was acquitted of a false rape allegations, was full of comments (subtly) on how he deserved it.
I don't know who is paying them and what their end goals is but it feels but to know that some very rich people are spending a lot of money to push narrative on almost everyone's throat and unless you know their tricks, it's very hard to see beyond the propaganda. I admit I don't give a rats ass about 9GAG but it makes me sad to these shills spreading like cancer all over the internet. Rant over.