Twitter deletes 10,000 fake "Democrat" accounts

Twitter deletes 10,000 fake "Democrat" accounts

Postby Grafenwalder » Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:13 am

US is getting desperate with 'dirty politics'.

Twitter has deleted thousands of automated accounts posting messages that tried to discourage and dissuade voters from casting their ballot in the upcoming election next week. The accounts posed as Democrats and try to convince key demographics to stay at home and not vote, likely as an attempt to sway the results in key election battlegrounds, according to Reuters, which first reported the news.

https://techcrunch.com/2018/11/02/twitt ... -midterms/
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Re: Twitter deletes 10,000 fake "Democrat" accounts

Postby Cannydc » Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:18 am

Grafenwalder wrote:US is getting desperate with 'dirty politics'.

Twitter has deleted thousands of automated accounts posting messages that tried to discourage and dissuade voters from casting their ballot in the upcoming election next week. The accounts posed as Democrats and try to convince key demographics to stay at home and not vote, likely as an attempt to sway the results in key election battlegrounds, according to Reuters, which first reported the news.

https://techcrunch.com/2018/11/02/twitt ... -midterms/


Trying very hard to figure the logic.

They (fake accounts) were first flagged by staff at the Democratic Party, but appears to be reported as Democrat tweets trying to dissuade someone (Republicans) from voting ?

Why would Democrat staff flag that to Twitter ?
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Re: Twitter deletes 10,000 fake "Democrat" accounts

Postby Ray of Sunshine » Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:12 am

Twitter like the rest of Silicon Valley has a strong left-wing bias and have previously deleted many right-wing accounts under the guise of deleting "robots".
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Re: Twitter deletes 10,000 fake "Democrat" accounts

Postby McAz » Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:29 am

:pmsl: There's no stopping you today.
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Re: Twitter deletes 10,000 fake "Democrat" accounts

Postby Stooo » Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:52 pm

Cannydc wrote:
Grafenwalder wrote:US is getting desperate with 'dirty politics'.

Twitter has deleted thousands of automated accounts posting messages that tried to discourage and dissuade voters from casting their ballot in the upcoming election next week. The accounts posed as Democrats and try to convince key demographics to stay at home and not vote, likely as an attempt to sway the results in key election battlegrounds, according to Reuters, which first reported the news.

https://techcrunch.com/2018/11/02/twitt ... -midterms/


Trying very hard to figure the logic.

They (fake accounts) were first flagged by staff at the Democratic Party, but appears to be reported as Democrat tweets trying to dissuade someone (Republicans) from voting ?

Why would Democrat staff flag that to Twitter ?


Because the idea behind the bot army is to sow the seeds of complacency among the Dems by telling them that the result is already in the bag and they don't need to bother to vote.
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Re: Twitter deletes 10,000 fake "Democrat" accounts

Postby Old mother Hubbard » Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:56 pm

Has anyone considered this could be a very public ploy to discredit the republicans?
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Re: Twitter deletes 10,000 fake "Democrat" accounts

Postby Cannydc » Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:07 pm

Stooo wrote:
Cannydc wrote:
Grafenwalder wrote:US is getting desperate with 'dirty politics'.

Twitter has deleted thousands of automated accounts posting messages that tried to discourage and dissuade voters from casting their ballot in the upcoming election next week. The accounts posed as Democrats and try to convince key demographics to stay at home and not vote, likely as an attempt to sway the results in key election battlegrounds, according to Reuters, which first reported the news.

https://techcrunch.com/2018/11/02/twitt ... -midterms/


Trying very hard to figure the logic.

They (fake accounts) were first flagged by staff at the Democratic Party, but appears to be reported as Democrat tweets trying to dissuade someone (Republicans) from voting ?

Why would Democrat staff flag that to Twitter ?


Because the idea behind the bot army is to sow the seeds of complacency among the Dems by telling them that the result is already in the bag and they don't need to bother to vote.


I see.

So presumably the world will pin the blame on the Republican machine, and Trump will blame the press...
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Re: Twitter deletes 10,000 fake "Democrat" accounts

Postby Stooo » Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:17 pm

Cannydc wrote:
Stooo wrote:
Cannydc wrote:
Grafenwalder wrote:US is getting desperate with 'dirty politics'.

Twitter has deleted thousands of automated accounts posting messages that tried to discourage and dissuade voters from casting their ballot in the upcoming election next week. The accounts posed as Democrats and try to convince key demographics to stay at home and not vote, likely as an attempt to sway the results in key election battlegrounds, according to Reuters, which first reported the news.

https://techcrunch.com/2018/11/02/twitt ... -midterms/


Trying very hard to figure the logic.

They (fake accounts) were first flagged by staff at the Democratic Party, but appears to be reported as Democrat tweets trying to dissuade someone (Republicans) from voting ?

Why would Democrat staff flag that to Twitter ?


Because the idea behind the bot army is to sow the seeds of complacency among the Dems by telling them that the result is already in the bag and they don't need to bother to vote.


I see.

So presumably the world will pin the blame on the Republican machine, and Trump will blame the press...


It looks like the Russians are getting the blame but there's no difference between them and the GOP anyway. #45 will always blame the press.
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Re: Twitter deletes 10,000 fake "Democrat" accounts

Postby wutang » Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:48 pm

Old mother Hubbard wrote:Has anyone considered this could be a very public ploy to discredit the republicans?


Like the posting of mail bombs to prominent Dems/Trump critics was :roll:
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Re: Twitter deletes 10,000 fake "Democrat" accounts

Postby wutang » Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:50 pm

McAz wrote::pmsl: There's no stopping you today.


Ray looking to challenge Raven for 'the most clueless poster' award
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Re: Twitter deletes 10,000 fake "Democrat" accounts

Postby Guest » Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:28 pm

Cannydc wrote:
Grafenwalder wrote:US is getting desperate with 'dirty politics'.

Twitter has deleted thousands of automated accounts posting messages that tried to discourage and dissuade voters from casting their ballot in the upcoming election next week. The accounts posed as Democrats and try to convince key demographics to stay at home and not vote, likely as an attempt to sway the results in key election battlegrounds, according to Reuters, which first reported the news.

https://techcrunch.com/2018/11/02/twitt ... -midterms/


Trying very hard to figure the logic.

They (fake accounts) were first flagged by staff at the Democratic Party, but appears to be reported as Democrat tweets trying to dissuade someone (Republicans) from voting ?

Why would Democrat staff flag that to Twitter ?





Maybe because( and I know it's hard to believe) the person was honest and had morals?
Plus Republicans wouldn't bother reading Democratic tweets.
There is actually a new movement inside the Democratic party of young voters trying to break away from the old party.
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Re: Twitter deletes 10,000 fake "Democrat" accounts

Postby McAz » Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:28 pm

wutang wrote:
McAz wrote::pmsl: There's no stopping you today.


Ray looking to challenge Raven for 'the most clueless poster' award

And winning. :gigglesnshit:
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Re: Twitter deletes 10,000 fake "Democrat" accounts

Postby wutang » Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:33 pm

McAz wrote:
wutang wrote:
McAz wrote::pmsl: There's no stopping you today.


Ray looking to challenge Raven for 'the most clueless poster' award

And winning. :gigglesnshit:



Poor Raven. Always losing :shake head:
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Re: Twitter deletes 10,000 fake "Democrat" accounts

Postby Grafenwalder » Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:51 pm

wutang wrote:
Old mother Hubbard wrote:Has anyone considered this could be a very public ploy to discredit the republicans?


Like the posting of mail bombs to prominent Dems/Trump critics was :roll:

I read some report or post somewhere suggesting they'd mailed them to themselves! :roll:

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Cannydc wrote:
Grafenwalder wrote:US is getting desperate with 'dirty politics'.

Twitter has deleted thousands of automated accounts posting messages that tried to discourage and dissuade voters from casting their ballot in the upcoming election next week. The accounts posed as Democrats and try to convince key demographics to stay at home and not vote, likely as an attempt to sway the results in key election battlegrounds, according to Reuters, which first reported the news.

https://techcrunch.com/2018/11/02/twitt ... -midterms/


Trying very hard to figure the logic.

They (fake accounts) were first flagged by staff at the Democratic Party, but appears to be reported as Democrat tweets trying to dissuade someone (Republicans) from voting ?

Why would Democrat staff flag that to Twitter ?


Maybe because (and I know it's hard to believe) the person was honest and had morals?
Plus Republicans wouldn't bother reading Democratic tweets.
There is actually a new movement inside the Democratic party of young voters trying to break away from the old party.
Democratic Socialist party

“Keep your friends close and your enemies closer” is always useful whichever side of the fence you're on. :wink:
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Re: Twitter deletes 10,000 fake "Democrat" accounts

Postby Ray of Sunshine » Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:17 pm

Yes because the San Francisco Bay Area which includes Silicon Valley isn't known as the socialist capital of the USA.

Hippies, flower power, gay rights, Dead Kennedys, squat punks, Maximum Rocknroll, radical campus politics at Berkeley, all figments of my imagination obviously.
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