There was a thread on FR Just before the last election about this. Don’t have any idea how to find it.
I agree. I’ve read something like this on FR before but I can’t find it.
Was it one of these, maybe?
Here you go...
This was going on since the earliest days of FR.
Here's the link to the first one (that I know of), during the 2004 Bush-Kerry election.
One of Sen. John Kerry's celebrity supporters is ready to pull out all the stops to get him elected. Republicans are shrieking over a suggestion by rocker Moby that Democrats spread gossip about President Bush on the Internet. "No one's talking about how to keep the other side home on Election Day," Moby tells us. "It's a lot easier than you think and it doesn't cost that much. This election can be won by 200,000 votes."
Moby suggests that it's possible to seed doubt among Bush's far-right supporters on the Web.
"You target his natural constituencies," says the Grammy-nominated techno-wizard. "For example, you can go on all the pro-life chat rooms and say you're an outraged right-wing voter and that you know that George Bush drove an ex-girlfriend to an abortion clinic and paid for her to get an abortion.
"Then you go to an anti-immigration Web site chat room and ask, 'What's all this about George Bush proposing amnesty for illegal aliens?'"
Same story, different links and much more commentary.
From May 2012: Who really invented Moby trolling? Alinsky
In blogosphere slang, a Moby is a particular kind of troll, namely a left-winger who posts right-wing extremist material on right-wing sites in order to discredit them. (This is somewhat distinct from a concern troll, who seeks to sow dissension by posing as a concerned supporter.)
The Moby species of troll is named after the eponymous electronic music producer, who in February 2004 proposed this tactic and is supposed to have invented it.
James Taranto, however, reminds us the tactic is anything but original.