Censorship, Digg?

Alternet has posted an article about an effort by self-identified conservatives to censor Digg rankings. For those unfamiliar with Digg, it's essentially a platform for crowd-sourced submission and ranking of websites and postings.

A year-long investigation has uncovered a rather effective campaign to "bury" new submissions contrary to the agenda of these conservative activists. These "Digg Patriots" (there are several similar groups) gave such Diggs an avalanche of negative votes (thus elevating "conservative-supporting" posts), coordinating their attacks and using multiple account profiles.

So much for the inherent democracy of the Interwebs.

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