Activity on a single social media post exposes scale – and lack of imagination – of Tories’ fake social media activity
Brilliant work by the excellent Prole Star has captured clear evidence of the industrial scale – and singular lack of imagination – of the Tories’ fake social media activity.
A post by Boris Johnson garnered huge numbers of responses – but whoever is behind the farms of bots and sockpuppet accounts couldn’t be bothered to automate a little variety into their programme:
As Prole Star rightly observed:
Boris Johnson’s bot army can spell ‘Brilliant Boris’ and ‘Support Boris 100%’ Loads of them. At the same time. Completely spontaneously…
The Tories can’t hope to emulate the mass, grassroots appeal of the Labour Party and the social media ‘buzz’ it creates – so they throw money and deceit at it instead.
They’re still not too good at it – but it dovetails nicely with their fake news in the traditional media.
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