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Pro-Trump group pays teens to spread lies on social media

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Pro-Trump group pays teens to spread lies on social media | World | The Times

A pro-Trump youth group is paying teenagers to pump distorted claims about the election on to social media.

Twitter suspended at least 20 accounts after being alerted to the scheme operated by Turning Point USA, a campus-based conservative campaign organisation.

Turning Point Action, a branch of the group, paid activists to push pro-Trump viewpoints on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, The Washington Post said. Some of the posts were merely partisan, but others were misleading. One, for example, said coronavirus numbers were being deliberately inflated, adding: “It’s hard to know what to believe.”

Another questioned the probity of the leading White House expert on the virus, telling people: “Don’t trust Dr Fauci.” On Facebook a post asserted that postal ballots “will lead to fraud for [paywall]
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Trump's dirty tricks.
 

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I am offering great rates to anybody that wants to pay me to post political propaganda. I do this **** for free right now.
 

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I am offering great rates to anybody that wants to pay me to post political propaganda. I do this **** for free right now.

I once toyed with the idea of starting a company that would make money by spreading rumors.
 

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I'm pretty sure that this is legal. It's just a headache for platform moderators. It also seems like it's not really necessary, there's plenty of those types of posts going up for free.
 

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Trump (and this era of Trump's Republicans) will tell any lie and do any thing to keep him in office and thus out of court.
 

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Pro-Trump group pays teens to spread lies on social media | World | The Times

A pro-Trump youth group is paying teenagers to pump distorted claims about the election on to social media.

Twitter suspended at least 20 accounts after being alerted to the scheme operated by Turning Point USA, a campus-based conservative campaign organisation.

Turning Point Action, a branch of the group, paid activists to push pro-Trump viewpoints on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, The Washington Post said. Some of the posts were merely partisan, but others were misleading. One, for example, said coronavirus numbers were being deliberately inflated, adding: “It’s hard to know what to believe.”

Another questioned the probity of the leading White House expert on the virus, telling people: “Don’t trust Dr Fauci.” On Facebook a post asserted that postal ballots “will lead to fraud for [paywall]
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Trump's dirty tricks.

I saw an ad in my FB feed, asking me to donate a penny a tweet to supposedly tweet anti Trump messages.

I ignored it.
 

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Pro-Trump group pays teens to spread lies on social media | World | The Times

A pro-Trump youth group is paying teenagers to pump distorted claims about the election on to social media.

Twitter suspended at least 20 accounts after being alerted to the scheme operated by Turning Point USA, a campus-based conservative campaign organisation.

Turning Point Action, a branch of the group, paid activists to push pro-Trump viewpoints on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, The Washington Post said. Some of the posts were merely partisan, but others were misleading. One, for example, said coronavirus numbers were being deliberately inflated, adding: “It’s hard to know what to believe.”

Another questioned the probity of the leading White House expert on the virus, telling people: “Don’t trust Dr Fauci.” On Facebook a post asserted that postal ballots “will lead to fraud for [paywall]
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Trump's dirty tricks.


Turning Point USA is an anti education, anti intellectual attack group.
 

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I'm pretty sure that this is legal. It's just a headache for platform moderators. It also seems like it's not really necessary, there's plenty of those types of posts going up for free.


It is perfectly legal.

And it is the exact same strategy that the Russian troll farms use.

Mitch McConnell spent most of the last four years blocking any legisolation that would have outlawed it.
 
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