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Pro-Trump group pays teens to post online

One again lying cheating tRump is trying to astroturf social media.

"The campaign draws on the spam-like behavior of bots and trolls, with the same or similar language posted repeatedly across social media. But it is carried out, at least in part, by humans paid to use their own accounts, though nowhere disclosing their relationship with Turning Point Action or the digital firm brought in to oversee the day-to-day activity. One user included a link to Turning Point USA's website in his Twitter profile until The Washington Post began asking questions about the activity.

In response to questions from The Post, Twitter on Tuesday suspended at least 20 accounts involved in the activity for "platform manipulation and spam." Facebook also deactivated a number of accounts as part of what the company said is an ongoing investigation.

The effort generated thousands of posts this summer on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, according to an examination by The Post and an assessment by an independent specialist in data science. Nearly 4,500 tweets containing identical content that were identified in the analysis probably represent a fraction of the overall output."

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by Anonymousreply 509/16/2020

It is that dumbass kid Charlie Kirk behind it. Running a Russian style troll farm based out of the US.

by Anonymousreply 109/16/2020

Looks like someone beat you to it OP.

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by Anonymousreply 209/16/2020

Conservatives, Trumpers, and Neo-Nazis, all now indistinguishable from each other know most people find their worldview repugnant, so they have to pay trolls to look like they're not a minority. Sad but effective tactic.

by Anonymousreply 309/16/2020

All the dozens of new Trump threads each day are from paid promoters satisfying their quota. There’s nothing new about that.

by Anonymousreply 409/16/2020

R4 Um, no they're not. Projecting much? tRump does that.

by Anonymousreply 509/16/2020
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