Local paper News Shopper has reported how the BNP has tried to get advertisers to drop the weekly (see post earlier today) because it did not like a story about one of its councillors.
Now the party is accused of having highjacked the comment thread on the story about the ad boycott bid with postings using multiple aliases.
News Shopper web officer Simon Bull has posted: "It's come to our attention that there has been some suspicious activity among the comment posters on this thread and the other thread on our previous BNP story.
"It appears a small group of BNP supporters, possibly just one person, has hijacked the threads by registering to post comments on this site using multiple aliases. They have then been agreeing with everything their various personalities have written, or attempting to disrupt the discussion between people who actually have something genuine to say.
"This person, or people, has been registering multiple accounts using email addresses provided by a dubious service which generates random email addresses that expire after 10 minutes. We are looking into this but in the meantime I would urge people to show caution when reading SOME of the comments being posted."