Monday, August 7, 2017

"How A Pro-Trump Twitter Scheme Fell Apart After A Retweet From The President"

BF:

President Donald Trump on Saturday appears to have unwittingly retweeted a Twitter user who built a public profile using a network of fake identities and stolen photos to hawk pro-Trump merchandise.

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What is not clear is who was actually behind the accounts. Because while Twitter detectives have been quick to label @Protrump45 a "bot," the reality appears to be a bit more complicated.

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the ProTrump45 business really took off after they bought fake followers for the main Twitter account, and when they bought ads on Twitter in May.