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Israeli tech sleuths uncover pro-Trump
bot network swarming presidential rivals

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Posted By: Harlowe, 3/6/2023 5:13:36 PM

WASHINGTON — Over the past 11 months, someone created thousands of fake, automated Twitter accounts—perhaps hundreds of thousands of them--to offer a stream of praise for Donald Trump. Besides posting adoring words about the former president, the fake accounts ridiculed Trump’s critics from both parties and attacked Nikki Haley, the former South Carolina governor and UN ambassador who is challenging her onetime boss for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination. When it came to Ron DeSantis, the bots aggressively suggested that the Florida governor couldn’t beat Trump, but would be a great running mate.


Well-intentioned MAGA supporters or adversarial dirty tricks?

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Californian 3/6/2023 5:21:44 PM (No. 1418833)
Doesn't matter which. It's only Twitter. Only the tiny number of loud people on Twitter and the fake news media who quote fandoms there to fill article space care about twitter.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Californian 3/6/2023 5:22:16 PM (No. 1418834)
Er, autocorrect fail. Randoms not fandoms, sorry.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: SALady 3/6/2023 5:23:11 PM (No. 1418835)
I would actually be happy if this were true. It would mean that at least some Republicans would have realized that we are going to have to get further down and twice as dirty as the Demon-Rats to ever beat them in a major election again (given their mastery of election theft).
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Reply 4 - Posted by: DVC 3/6/2023 5:29:22 PM (No. 1418839)
Why am I skeptical?
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 3/6/2023 5:43:06 PM (No. 1418854)
Ah, I see. It's from the AssPress. Nothing to see here.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: czechlist 3/6/2023 5:44:48 PM (No. 1418857)
You mean someone might try to influence voters using media like zuckerberg and bezos and msnbs,cbs,abc,..? such horror!!
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Reply 7 - Posted by: so_free_me 3/6/2023 5:46:33 PM (No. 1418860)
I can't believe it makes much difference. These days i only follow established people on Twitter. When I was first on Twitter back in the old days I had 1000s of followers but now I just use it to keep up with certain people. I'm not likely to ever see a bot account and if I did why would a mindless comment be of interest to me?
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Reply 8 - Posted by: kono 3/6/2023 5:50:24 PM (No. 1418862)
Maybe seeing this is from American Pravda (or Advocating Progressives?) has a little to do with #4... Or maybe it's the distinctly irrational manner of analysis? To wit: "... to measure the percentage of posts about any given topic generated by accounts that appear to be fake." I think I'll wait for some credible proof before taking it seriously... Appear? Talk about lazy analysis... if it looks fake to you, then it must be fake. smh...
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Reply 9 - Posted by: montwoodcliff 3/6/2023 6:18:59 PM (No. 1418884)
If true, so what! What is anyone going to do about it?
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Reply 10 - Posted by: halfnorsk 3/6/2023 6:49:05 PM (No. 1418900)
Until the source of the bots is uncovered, I'll withhold judgment.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Axeman 3/6/2023 7:41:19 PM (No. 1418923)
How many Demzis botnets have they tried to uncover?
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Reply 12 - Posted by: smak90 3/6/2023 8:02:44 PM (No. 1418940)
Sounds like a radical leftist conspiracy theory to me.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: JoElla Bee 3/6/2023 8:31:38 PM (No. 1418962)
After the J6 tricksters, etc., etc., etc., I’ll stay in the crowd with #s 4 & 10. Excusing Trump’s support numbers as fake is as good of a way as any to pretend he’s a loser. As long as I’m alive and able to cast a vote, my vote goes to Trump - no matter what “they” call me.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: cold porridge 3/6/2023 9:10:26 PM (No. 1418970)
Sorry, but the news has to come from some reliable source, not AP before I will bite on this and believe it.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Luke21 3/6/2023 9:24:58 PM (No. 1418973)
The liars and loons at Asspress are despicable scum. They regularly accuse their opponents of doing what they are practicing themselves.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Miceal 3/6/2023 9:33:53 PM (No. 1418976)
It's only fair. Call it payback or KARMA...
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Lawsy0 3/6/2023 10:13:07 PM (No. 1418994)
Don't. You. Believe. It. Well said, #3.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Jesuslover54 3/7/2023 5:31:35 AM (No. 1419088)
Israeli Muslims/
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Reply 19 - Posted by: judy 3/7/2023 11:35:36 AM (No. 1419396)
AP…fake news!
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Lawsy0 3/30/2023 10:59:15 AM (No. 1437138)
Twitter people tweet. It's what they do. It must be highly addictive.
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