Tactic reminiscent of Tory ‘bot’ campaigns backfires
Left-wingers have turned their disgust with Keir Starmer’s ‘leadership’ of the Labour party into humour after pro-Starmer accounts – some of questionable authenticity – were caught tweeting identical and poorly-worded tweets praising his supposed electability:
Assuming the phenomenon to have resulted from some ‘Starmer central’ memo to his dwindling band of supporters in an attempt to bolster his credibility after an embarrassing performance on Piers Morgan’s programme, left-wingers immediately had a little fun and started creating their own versions in mimicry – sometimes subtle and sometimes far less so:
Some went to considerable lengths to make it clear what they thought of the script:
Others made their amusement – and their point – by tweeting the words in response to other ‘centrist’ nonsense, especially if it looked like the ‘OP’ might be rewording the presumed ‘LOTO’ memo:
But for some, simply repeating an endorsement of the dire party head was considered satire enough:
Keir Starmer has been compared, even in video games, to a cheap and/or ‘lite’ version of Boris Johnson. If his team has been copying Johnson’s tactics and circulating words to his supporters in a bid to lessen their boss’s embarrassment or create some appeal, it seems to have backfired – and continues to do so.
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