I asked Digg for clarification on why they contradicted themselves. This is their reply
Thank you for your patience,
-The Digg Watch Team.
My first piece of advice to Digg is to learn how to paragraph.
More seriously though, I’m reasonably satisfied with their explanation. We’ll never no for sure whether Kevin Rose was part of the scam but it is possible that he wasn’t.
The only thing I have a real problem with is this:
Such things are bound to happen, it’s just the reality of giving thousands upon thousands of users 100% moderation control of a website and what makes digg inherently different.
Digg does not give 100% moderation control. If it did then there would be no administrators, moderators, etc. Everyone would be the same. One way to describe it might be ‘non hierarchical editorial control’. Currently there are administrators who can delete a post because they do not like it, this is what happened to my posts, they weren’t automatically deleted. They were deleted by a human.
In my opinion another flaw is the burying process in which a pretty small minority can censor a majority of Diggers anonymously. If those who Digg a post are revealed why can’t those who bury it be revealed also? But I gather this is to be changed. There needs to be a method to resuscitate buried posts. Especially those with 1400 diggs.