“Great job, Al! Love, Al”: Gore’s own employees send thousands of astroturf tweets supporting him, then they boast that thousands of tweets supported him
Gore: by his numbers, ye shall know him | Watts Up With That?[Oct. 25: Gore’s “Climate Reality” employees send out an email boasting that Gore’s “24 Hours of Reality” resulted in 21,074 tweets!]Twitter / ClimateReality: .@Twitter is a powerful tool. …[Oct 13: Gore’s “Climate Reality” employees called for Twitter accounts that could be used to send Tweets supporting Gore] @Twitter is a powerful tool. Donate your status to tell others to watch 24 Hours of Reality #CostOfCarbon 10/22 http://thndr.it/18TFZ0XTwitter / Search – “We can’t afford the #CostOfCarbon”[Gore’s astroturf Twitter accounts spit out endless blocks of tweets all containing the exact same phrase]Astroturfing – Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaOn the Internet, astroturfers use software to mask their identity. Sometimes one individual operates over many personas to give the impression of widespread support for their client’s agenda.
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