GOP Lawmaker Says Obama Admin Using Fake Twitter Accounts to Bolster Support for Gun Control
According to TheHill.com, Texas Congressman, Steve Stockman, has accused the Obama administration of using fake Twitter accounts in order to falsely bolster the appearance of support for gun control online.
“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.”
“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.
Stockman has been an outspoken opponent of the White House’s proposed gun control policies.