Originally Posted by Old Dude
Near as I can figure out, the "Mole" is an information broker. That's what s/he purports to be, anyway. Players in the past have reported to me that when they feed the Mole crap, that's what they get back. When they feed it something more valuable, it tries to return the favor. It's all about quid pro quo.
Oh, and one other thing. I will never personally feed the Mole any info about who is voting vs. who, etc. but I will sometimes send the Mole "previews" of little twists in the rules that are either planned or under serious consideration. Sometimes that might have an effect on strategy; sometimes it doesn't. Eventually, someone will feed the Mole something valuable about their strategy or "friends" and that word will get out to someone else, and so forth. Of course, if the Mole thinks you are BSing it, it might tell you almost anything ... A lot of it is in the timing, I suppose.