Just as a heads up if you see an account discouraging people from voting in the midterms, you can bet your ass it is not a Democrat.
Courtesy of Reuters:
Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) deleted more than 10,000 automated accounts posting messages that discouraged people from voting in Tuesday’s U.S. election and wrongly appeared to be from Democrats, after the party flagged the misleading tweets to the social media company.
“We took action on relevant accounts and activity on Twitter,” a Twitter spokesman said in an email. The removals took place in late September and early October.
Twitter removed more than 10,000 accounts, according to three sources familiar with the Democrats’ effort. The number is modest, considering that Twitter has previously deleted millions of accounts it determined were responsible for spreading misinformation in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
Yet the removals represent an early win for a fledgling effort by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, or DCCC, a party group that supports Democrats running for the U.S. House of Representatives.
The DCCC launched the effort this year in response to the party’s inability to respond to millions of accounts on Twitter and other social media platforms that spread negative and false information about Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and other party candidates in 2016, three people familiar with the operation told Reuters.
One of the tactics used was one telling men that they should not vote in the midterm so as not to drown out the voice of women.
I actually saw that tweet posted here a while back, but it is so stupid that I knew right away that it was either a Right Wing troll or Russian.
The Democratic message this year is to vote, vote, vote, and it is the same message you will hear from every legitimate Democrat in the country.