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Old 02-25-2013, 12:34 PM  
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GOP lawmaker: Obama using fake Twitter messages in fight over gun control

A Texas Republican on Monday said President Obama's gun control campaign is a fraud based on fake messages over Twitter.

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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Old 02-25-2013, 08:19 PM   #16
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A Texas Republican on Monday said President Obama's gun control campaign is a fraud based on fake messages over Twitter.

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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No different than the Obama plants on message boards.
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Old 02-25-2013, 08:20 PM   #17
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No different than the Obama plants on message boards.
Yup, I read he put an army out there. There all over FB too. But FB doesn't take their accounts away unless it's someone on the right.
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:55 PM   #18
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Yup, I read he put an army out there.
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There all over FB too.
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But FB doesn't take their accounts away unless it's someone on the right.
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:40 AM   #19
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Jesus christ, they seem desperate....... why cling to this failed logic? why not address one of the myriad of real problems?

This is so dumb....
Because the gun control thing is a huge diversion from real problems. He's saying "look over there" while he kicks us in the shins.
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:55 AM   #20
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It's not Obama doing it. It's people like cosmo.
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Old 02-26-2013, 02:05 PM   #21
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Isn't this called campaigning?
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Old 02-26-2013, 02:07 PM   #22
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It's called astroturfing when republicans do it.
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