A shocking truth has emerged about Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, who has the title of the world’s richest man. According to documents leaked by The Intercept, Bezos has set up an ‘army of trolls’ on Twitter to protect the reputation of his company and himself.
Codenamed “Veritas”, this project was launched by Jeff Bezos in 2018. Although the established ‘troll army’ remained passive at first, it acted under the influence of the pandemic.
The ‘Troll army’, which went through a rigorous training process, made its first attempt against Senator Bernie Sanders. Sanders has long argued that new taxes should be imposed on Jeff Bezos, as well as labor conditions at Amazon. The trolls, driven by Jeff Bezos, posted positively about Amazon and Jeff Bezos, while seriously criticizing senator Bernie Sanders.
They are usually original people with no criminal record, with a cynical sense of humor. People who undergo specific training on how to fight criticism then join the troll army.
That’s not the only action of the troll army. They acted especially after allegations surfaced that Amazon workers were employed under poor conditions, and they posted praises of Amazon, such as that the company’s conditions were very good and that the workers were employed in very good conditions.
The troll army increased its effectiveness, especially during the pandemic period. During this period, the pressure on workers increased significantly due to amazon’s sales skyrocketing. It is alleged that workers who worked with little protection against coronavirus and could not even take a toilet break were meeting their toilet needs with bottles.
Jeff Bezos, who announced in February that he would step down as Amazon CEO, will continue his career as chairman of the board. We’ll see how Bezos responds to the documents leaked by The Intercept.