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Agent9 avatar 10:46 AM on 06.08.2013
Microsoft Possibly Involved in PR Shittery

It seems Like X1 can't win on its own.

While browsing screw attack I came across an article that really isn't a long read:

http://www.screwattack.com/news/microsoft-accused-social-media-foul-play.

For those who don’t want to bother I’ll sum it up.

Basically a Reddit user “mistysilver” who claims to work for a marketing firm has made a claim that MS has basically deployed SMM. Social media management basically shits all over the comment sections in relation to company issues. They up vote in mass positive comments related to their employers and down vote anyone who dares to raise their voice in protest. They also make comments that portray their employers in a more positive light. These Employees pretend to be happy customers in order to sway opinion which if I am not mistaken is against most website rules, including Reddits. 

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Mistysilver came about this after seeing some unusual activity. The user allegedly spotted unusual activity during a meeting with Microsoft. Microsoft’s employed were supposedly using Reddit:

“I noticed he was mass-down voting a ton of posts and comments, and he kept switching to other tabs to make posts and comments of his own. I couldn't make out exactly what he was posting, but I presumed he was doing RM (reputation management) and asked my boss about it later,” the user wrote. “According to my boss, MS have[sic] just brought in a huge sweep of SMM managers to handle reputation management for the Xbox One.”

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send in the troops!!!!!!!

MS has responded by saying that they have not sanctioned any sort of activity, however as most of us are probably thinking this may really be a load of company bull. We all know that plenty of under the table actions have a run and are not officially sanctioned or endorsed should the shit hit the fan.

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I really do find this interesting. I can’t say for sure but I wouldn't be surprised in the wake of this shit storm MS has gotten themselves into. I see no way myself to spin this DRMxbox as a positive. I mean think about it they can fight for their brand in an anonymous manner and who could really figure it out or say otherwise. Right now all we can do is speculate. That is not to say that people are not entitled to their own opinion, don’t gear up the torches and pitchforks but examine the situation.


So what do you guys think, possible, happening or just more shit for the storm.

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