I feel like Nextdoor isn't too far off from this either. It's the same formula time and time again. A post is made about a crime or suspicious activity.
Quickly a plant for Ring or security patrol companies jump in to sell their service as some miracle solution. People (especially elderly) reply how expensive it is but they have no choice seeing all the crime posts lately. It then devolves further into gun-nut fantasy, doomsday-isms, and political drama.