Team Obama spams twitter with fake accounts to promote gun control

Obama’s political team has taken to twitter in an effort to push for gun control measures in Congress. Last week, the Obama camp encouraged their followers to tweet using the #WeDemandAVote tag.  

The tweets that began appearing on that tag, however were a little off.  The first giveaway was that most of them had the stock “Twitter Egg” icon that typically shows up on new accounts.  A few folks started digging in and were surprised at what they found.

from The Hill

Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) accused Obama of trying to make support for his position look stronger than it really is by flooding Twitter with messages from people who don’t exist.

"Obama’s anti-gun campaign is a fraud," Stockman said. "Obama’s supporters are panicking and willing to do anything to create the appearance of popular support, even if it means trying to defraud Congress," he added. "I call upon the president to denounce this phony spam campaign."

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.

"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.

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If you don’t believe Rep. Stockman, just head on over to Twitchy and check out their collection of the fake tweets.  Apparently there just aren’t very many real people “demanding a vote,” so, in fact, that his team feels the need to create fake spam accounts.  

Absolutely pitiful.

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