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Big time Posting FRAUD by a TOP Digg Poster

Posted by todd at 5:59 PM on December 12, 2006

I suppose this was bound to happen but it appears some top Digg users are being paid off. To make it worse some are being PAID by PR firm to put postings on Digg?

Jason Calacanis reports this on his blog

“A PR/marketing firm confirmed with me that they had a number of the top 50 users on digg now on the payroll–and this wasn’t a totally insignificant firm.”

Folks this really stinks to high heaven, and just goes to prove that anyone can be bought off. It’s one thing to post a Digg entry because you think something is worthy, it is quite another to post a Digg article having been paid to do it and use your current rank as a Top Digg users to manipulate the system. [Jason Calacanis]