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Month: September 2019
Low Voter Turnout Will Sink Us
NC09 has 540,000 registered voters. Yesterday, only about 185,000 voted in the special election! This won’t cut it. Low voter turnout will sink us.
Trump’s Twitter Bots
It’s well documented that Trump’s Twitter account is rife with fake followers.Those fake followers swell Trump’s account and inflate his interactions.
Trump’s Civil War Tweet Amplified by a Bot Army
On September 29, 2019, Trump tweeted about Civil War. We took a look at how the bots in Trump’s account added significantly to the problem.
Elsa Darner Twitter Troll-bots
The Elsa Darner Twitter troll-bots were posted and mass reported in June 2018. Not only were they not suspended, there are more of them now.
Social Media Scams–Everywhere a Fake Fake
With easy entry on multiple platforms and the ability to create many fake accounts, scammers are given ample feeding ground.
The International Scope of Twitter Bots
We often read about groups of international Twitter bots and trolls after they’ve been suspended, making it hard to grasp the scope of the global botnets.
Bot Creators and Their Fake Doctors
Bot creators try to individualize their bot accounts to make them seem more realistic, including giving them occupations such as nurse, doctor, and surgeon.
A Troll-Bot is Born
What happens when a troll-bot is born? How does it act? What does it tweet? We started documenting this troll-bot just as it became active.
Twitter’s Fake Military Accounts and Stolen Valor
The variety of fake military Twitter accounts is as astounding as it is endless. And many of them serve to amplify political rhetoric (on all sides).
Twitter Bots’ Quick-Change Profiles
Twitter bots quick-change to suit the purpose of the bot creators. How does Twitter, with its fancy algorithms, miss this type of activity on the platform?
Publisher’s Clearing House Bots or Impostors?
There are endless Twitter accounts using Publisher’s Clearing house in their profile descriptions. Are they impostor accounts or commercial bots?
Twitter’s Model Bots–Know Their Faces
Twitter’s model bots flood the platform. Once you know their faces, they can be identified visually. Here are 18 model bots we see frequently.
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Volunteer Blue 2020
Following is a list of National and State Democrat-affiliated organizations looking for volunteers and support for the 2020 election season.
Congressional Contact Information
Below are Senate and House contact documents. The Congressional Contact information includes address, phone, fax, social media, and email.
Voter Registration Drives – Getting Started
State Voter Registration Drive regulations vary across states. This document gives you an overview of your state’s rules and regulations.
State-by-State Voter Information Toolbox
This state-by-state document of voter information includes links for: Registering to Vote, Checking Registration, Requirements, and Absentee / Early Voting.
Be a Poll Worker – Getting Started
As well as voting and registering others, being a poll worker (or poll watcher) is one of the best ways to help democracy and ensure…
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