It was only a matter of time before “Ron Paul Blowback” would happen on the internet. TheWalk.com has this to say about people burying Ron Paul on Digg, just for the sake of burying him:
Itâ€™s hard to believe that anyone would actively censor a guy who is already suppressed in every other media. This campaign feels more like Good-versus-Evil every day.
Actually, I don’t think it’s so hard to believe at all, especially at Digg, and I don’t think this is necessarily an anti Ron Paul thing so much as it is a “okay, we get it–you like Ron Paul…STOP!” thing.
While there are definitely some people on Digg who are against Dr. Paul, I think there are a lot of other people who feel like “their” site has been taken over by people with an agenda–that Digg is actually being spammed by Ron Paul supporters.
And honestly, I think they are somewhat justified in feeling this way. Digg (up until the last few months) has mostly been focused and centered on technology, and many of the users there could give a crap about Dr. Paul or any of the other candidates. In my mind, they are somewhat justified in feeling that the site has been overrun by Ron Paul supporters.
Luckily for them (and us), the internet is an example of very efficient and fast moving free market. If Digg gets too cluttered with Ron Paul supporters, the market will move somewhere else. We may be seeing signs that is happening.