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From Fox News:
Texas Republican, Representative Steve Stockman said that fake Twitter accounts have been used by the Obama administration to send pro gun-control messages to members of Congress.
Blogger R.S. Stacy McCain discovered the majority of the accounts supporting Obama’s gun-control campaign were created less than 48 hours before a member of Congress was contacted. The Tweeters sent no other tweets, did not have any followers nor followed anyone else, obvious signs of faked, hastily-created Twitter ID accounts. McCain said his review included the #WeDemandAVote hashtag – which President Obama told gun-control supporters to include in their Twitter messages to Congress.
Stockman is among 16 members of Congress who appear to have received the tweets. Staffers and bloggers have reviewed Stockman’s Twitter account and uncovered at least 16 identical tweet with 10 being computer-generated and 6 from “rea”l people, though only one lives in Stockman’s southeast Texas district. Two had only one follower, former Obama digital strategist Brad Schenck.
Stockman said: “Obama’s anti-gun activists” were behind the allegedly computer-generated messages, which his office called a “scam” similar to those selling “male enhancement pills.” Stockman also said accounts are linked directly to a former Obama staffer and called on the president to denounce the spamming. “Obama’s anti-gun campaign is a fraud,” Stockman said in a statement. “The White House has some explaining to do. To what extent is the White House involved in this attempt to defraud Congress? Schenck somehow found and followed them before they ever tweeted anything, followed anyone or followed any real people,” Stockman said.
“It looks like (the tweets) are all being run from some uniform website. My presumption is that the accounts were registered by some organizing group or someone from Obama for America farmed out the work.” said @defendWallSt, in a tweet to FoxNews.com, among the first to discover the possible irregularities.
One of the fake accounts:
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/02/25/rep-stockman-obama-machine-used-fake-twitter-accounts-to-send-gun-control/#ixzz2M1rcOqeE