Twitter Calls Fraud, Suspends 70 Pro-Bloomberg Accounts
By:Warner Todd Huston
Social media giant Twitter has shut down 70 pro-Bloomberg accounts, saying it was clear they were campaign spam because each account posted the exact same Tweets.
Twitter accused the account holders of “platform manipulation” when canceling the spam accounts, the New York Post reported.
The accounts were operated by the Bloomberg campaign by the candidate’s so-called “deputy filed organizers” who are paid $2,500 a month to push Bloomberg’s campaign on social media.
Per the Post:
One identical post shared by at least four different accounts directs users to a recent pro-Bloomberg tweet by singer Barbra Streisand.
“A President Is Born: Barbra Streisand sings Mike’s praises. Check out her tweet,” the post reads.
Twitter told The Times: “We have taken enforcement action on a group of accounts for violating our rules against platform manipulation and spam.”
According to the Wall Street Journal, the former New York City mayor is throwing around money like it is water… and with his $64 billion fortune, apparently it is.
The paper says that Bloomie is paying the $2,500 a month to 500 people performing a job he is calling a “deputy digital organizer.”
The amount is more than most campaigns even pay their senior staffers, the Journal added.
The highly paid social media influencers are told to “to promote Mr. Bloomberg to everyone in their phones’ contacts by text each week and make social-media posts supporting him daily.”
The Bloomberg campaign expects these workers to spend between 20 and 30 hours a week performing their social media tasks.
About the Author: Warner Todd Huston has been writing editorials and news since 2001 but started his writing career penning articles about U.S. history back in the early 1990s. Huston has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business Network, CNN, and several local Chicago News programs to discuss the issues of the day. Additionally, he is a regular guest on radio programs from coast to coast. Huston has also been a Breitbart News contributor since 2009. Warner works out of the Chicago area, a place he calls a “target rich environment” for political news. Follow Warner Todd Huston on facebook.
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