Skip to comments.Republican rep claims Obama backers using fake Twitter accounts in gun-control blitz (Busted!)
Posted on 02/26/2013 10:18:09 AM PST by tobyhill
President Obama supporters appear to be using fake Twitter accounts to send pro gun-control messages to members of Congress, Texas Republican Rep. Steve Stockman and conservative bloggers who also reviewed the messages said Monday.
Bloggers first spotted the trend and said they suspected some social media funny business because the senders had sent no other tweets, had no followers and followed nobody.
In addition, blogger Stacy McCain said his review found the majority of the accounts supporting Obamas gun-control campaign were created less than 48 hours before a member of Congress was contacted.
The tweets in question included the #WeDemandAVote hashtag which President Obama told gun-control supporters to include in their Twitter messages to Congress.
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Interesting because it would seem to me that Twitter would have to be complicit. Isn’t it a requirement to “follow” someone to set up an account?
Hmm...it’s a story on Fox News from a Republican House Representative. My guess is this will be ignored.
Its an old tactic called Manufactured consensus developed by Edward Bernays while working on propaganda for Woodrow Wilson. Its just been brought into the modern world. In the days of Bernays it was written editorials in newspapers and the man in a crowd with others ready to stand in agreement. Its a tactic to make oneself appear more numerous.
We even see trolls attempting to use it here at FR. Anybody remember “Ellie Light”?
[It’s a tactic to make oneself appear more numerous.]
The Gay movement, being deeply embedded in U.S. mass media, is an old hand at this.
Thanks for the history.
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“My guess is this will be ignored.”
As will be the vaunted advice from our Vice President, to our women no less, to go get a 12 gauge shotgun for personal defense. Just blast it twice in the air he advises!
What a world class buffoon!! I offer the following exhibit: