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Keeping in the vote… November 7, 2018

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.

I find these reports of twitter bots – targeted against Democrat voters – in one way amusing.

According to Reuters:
The [latest] Tweets included ones that discouraged Democratic men from voting, saying that would drown out the voice of women, according to two of the sources familiar with the flagging operation.

Who would be taken in by that? Well, presumably someone, though the article itself is coy about the impact. They seem to believe that tweets about ‘long lines and broken [voting] machines’ on the day may be more effective in suppressing voter turnout.

If anything it points up the potentially remarkable credulity of some people who will take a steer from twitter of all things.

Still on the specific example given above, I recall during the recent referendum on the 8th some men saying they wouldn’t vote because it was a woman’s issue. I imagine that was a very small cohort. I sure hope so.


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