Twitter reportedly suspended 70 Pro-Bloomberg 2020 accounts after they all tweeted identical messages in support of Mayor Munchkin
Poor Mayor Munchkin, I assume these Pro-Bloomberg Twitter accounts thought that since Mike Bloomberg’s plan to buy his way to the Democrats 2020 presidential nomination wasn’t working out so well, they’ll cheat their way to it.
The Los Angeles Times examined the accounts and ratted out Bloomberg to Twitter.
On Friday, Twitter determined the posts violated company policy and said they would begin suspending the profiles.
A portion of accounts are operated by Bloomberg campaign workers — called “deputy field organizers” — who pump out pro-Bloomberg content across social media networks, including Twitter, for $2,500 a month, the report said.
One identical post shared by at least four different accounts directs users to a recent pro-Bloomberg tweet by singer Barbra Streisand.
“A President Is Born: Barbra Streisand sings Mike’s praises. Check out her tweet,” the post reads.
Twitter told The Times: “We have taken enforcement action on a group of accounts for violating our rules against platform manipulation and spam.”
The platform manipulation and spam policy that was violated was implemented by Twitter last September.
The pro-Bloomberg posts violated the policy by “creating multiple accounts to post duplicate content” and “coordinating with or compensating others to engage in artificial engagement or amplification, even if the people involved use only one account.” the company told the paper.
Bloomberg’s campaign didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.