RT @annairrera: When crypto issuers want positive coverage for their coins, they buy it.
Social media personalities charge thousands of dollars for reviews, rating experts grade anything for 💰.
Here is a thread on some highlights of this investigation https://t.co/iwqcCmcCD6 w/ @eadilts
Quote from @lawmaster: “The main reason why so many inexperienced individuals invest in bad crypto projects is because they listen to advice from a so-called expert,” said Larry Cermak, head of analysis at cryptocurrency research and news website The Block.“ https://t.co/ULvKLqiaxl
Of [u/Egon_1](https://www.reddit.com/u/Egon_1)'s last **1000** posts and **1000** comments, I found **998** posts and **1000** comments in cryptocurrency-related subreddits. Average sentiment (in the interval -1 to +1, with -1 **most negative** and +1 **most positive**) and karma counts are shown for each subreddit:
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I honestly think this is well known around here. Shitcoins and ICOs have been doing this for 5+ years, and the many unprofessional crypto blogs posing as news and review sites, makes this easy for them.
The easiest solution to this is just focusing on the only crypto that really matters, Bitcoin.
Everything is for sale. Upvotes, downvotes, aged accounts on reddit, bitcointalk etc. This is not just a crypto thing. Look at companies like Crowds for Hire who organize fake crowds for anything, including political rallies. The only way I’ve found to cut thru the BS these days is just to rely on instinct and thorough independent research.