Freedom of speech demands that people be allowed to express whatever they like. This includes ideas and opinions that reap financial or other benefits for themselves and their associates. There is also nothing wrong with being paid to disseminat... e someone else's point of view or agenda
Shills should not be constrained or limited - Voter Comments
No one should be taking any forum or article comments as fact. Shills only have as much power as you give them. I've seen too many people paranoid about them and using it to dismiss any opposing opinions more than I've seen them actually cause harm.