Before the Democrats use their usual ‘oh, but that’s not what was intended‘ garbage, these accounts were doing exactly what Bloomberg paid them to do.
So, yes, it was intentional to manipulate viewers (again, just my opinion…).
Trump earned a support system by keeping promises, whereas Bloomberg is trying to buy trust before promises are ever fulfilled.
Friday, a Twitter spokesperson said, “We have taken enforcement action on a group of accounts for violating our rules against platform manipulation and spam,” according to NBC News.
The social media company stated that it wants the platform to be a place for people to “make human connections, find reliable information, and express themselves freely and safely.”
“To make that possible, we do not allow spam or other types of platform manipulation. We define platform manipulation as using Twitter to engage in bulk, aggressive, or deceptive activity that misleads others and/or disrupts their experience,” the site explained, adding that the consequences depend on the “severity of the violation as well as any previous history of violations.”
I don’t care how often an advertisement pops up for one candidate over another. Nor do I care about who is promoted most by social media influencers (or bots of the like).
If you can’t do your research based on a candidate’s merits and policy procedures, and make a decision accordingly, then you should reevaluate your team of influence.
At the end of the day, the smallest dogs bark the loudest.
However, I won’t deny the power of social media, and I think that’s the saddest part.
In a recent statement, Bloomberg campaign spokeswoman Sabrina Singh told the outlet, “We ask that all of our deputy field organizers identify themselves as working on behalf of the Mike Bloomberg 2020 campaign on their social media accounts.”
Staffers and volunteers use the Outvote app to engage voters, but anyone can access it and share campaign-approved content, she noted.
However, the content in question “was not intended to mislead anyone,” she concluded.
And there are the magic words – was not intended! That makes everything better, then.
I guess the 70 suspended employees are reviewing their NDAs?