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President Using Spam Bots to Astroturf for Gun Control?

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by ZigZagZeke, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. ZigZagZeke

    ZigZagZeke Eugene Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    From the Steve Stockman for Congress folks...

    https://www.facebook.com/congressmanstevestockman

    We've received a grand total of 16 tweets following Obama's command to his followers for people to tweet their congressman demanding a vote on gun control. (Meanwhile we've received at least 1,000 pro-gun emails from real constituents.)

    But only six appear to be actual people. The other 10 link back to what appear to be spambot accounts. They use the default egg avatar, have account names resembling auto-suggested names, only tweet promotional, sponsored messages and follow mostly MSNBC anchors or media outlets, not actual people. They at least don't appear to be actual people.

    Even more interesting, two of these accounts happened to tweet us back-to-back and share the follower, former Obama "digital strategist" Brad Schenck, who somehow found and followed them before they ever tweeted anything or followed any real people.

    Investigations of other targeted accounts find the overwhelming majority of Obama-promoted gun control messages are coming from accounts created in just the last 48 hours, which all appear to be automatically-generated spambots.
     
  2. Kable

    Kable Lynnwood Active Member

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    this is why I'm hoping everyone is calling and writing their reps daily especially this week since Obama is having his minions from his new non profit group call congress and senators Monday and Tuesday. Also everyone should tweet their reps and post a message to their Facebook pages. This week is a big week so everyone please take action.