I mentioned just the other day that is seems Trump’s social media support could be fake. Some accounts run by Russian spammers promoting Ebola or terrorism hoaxes are now Trump supporters. There is also evidence of paid actors working to make Trump look like he has more support.
Patrick Ruffini has done some digging and it is all coming back spambotty. This is really impressive actually.
These 465 accounts generated 411K tweets about Trump over the last 30 days.
— Patrick Ruffini (@PatrickRuffini) April 8, 2016
It appears someone has put “bots” on the payroll to tweet, retweet, and no doubt harass others.
Many of them use pictures of people as if they are those people. But they’re not. They are computers designed to harass, spread messages, and convince us all that there is a lot more social media support for Trump than any of us thought.