” Texas Congressman Steve Stockman has blown the whistle on President Obama’s anti-gun Twitter campaign. Stockman says that hardly any of Obama’s anti-gun tweets come from actual human beings, while most are computer-generated spam:
“Obama’s anti-gun campaign is a fraud,” Stockman said. …
Stockman said that in response to Obama’s call for people to tweet their congressman in support of gun control legislation, he received just 16 tweets. But he said all of these messages were identical, and that a closer look at them revealed that only six were from real people.”
Stacy McCain is also on top of this …
” “The other 10 are fake, computer-generated spambots,” his office said in a press release. As evidence, he said these 10 tweets use default graphics and names, and have not engaged in any interaction with other people. Two of the tweets were sent at nearly the same time, and both follow just one person: Brad Schenck, Obama’s former digital strategist.
A huge hat-tip to @DefendWallSt, who spotted the fake Twitter accounts on the #DemandAVote hashtag Saturday. Friends pointed it out to me, soI blogged about it, and apparently someone in Congressman Stockman’s office was actually paying attention.
National Review reports that Republican Reps. Michael Grimm and Adam Kinzinger have also been “flooded” with messages from the Obama anti-gun spambot campaign.”
As is The Heritage Foundation
“ In a statement, Stockman called Obama’s anti-gun campaign a “fraud” and demanded the White House explain itself.
“To what extent is the White House involved in this attempt to defraud Congress?” he said.
Stockman was one of 16 Members of Congress who received the tweets, according to Fox News.
Creating a false narrative to boost support for a policy position doesn’t contribute to a fair and balanced debate – it only harms the conversation about a serious issue like gun control.
The hashtag campaign was started by Obama’s new grassroots organizing platform, Organizing for Action – a product of Obama for America, his electoral campaign. The organization only launched in January 2013, but if this kind of dishonest “action” is how they plan to organize support for the President’s policies, they won’t get far with conservative watchdogs eyeballing their every move.”
- GOP Congressman: Obama Using Twitter Spambots to Push Gun Control (nationalreview.com)
- Congressman Blasts Obama For Using Fake Twitter Messages To Fight Gun Control (freedomoutpost.com)
- Obama Using Fake Twitter Accounts to Spread Gun Control Message (patdollard.com)
- Obama uses fake TWITTER messages in fight for gun control… (redflagnews.com)
- Obama Caught Using Fake Twitter Bots to Push Gun Control (pjmedia.com)