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Dem4Life1102

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Sat Feb 22, 2020, 08:40 AM Feb 2020

Twitter is suspending 70 pro-Bloomberg accounts, citing 'platform manipulation'

Twitter is suspending 70 pro-Bloomberg accounts, citing ‘platform manipulation’

By SUHAUNA HUSSAIN, JEFF BERCOVICI FEB. 21, 2020 9:40 PM

Michael R. Bloomberg’s presidential campaign has been experimenting with novel tactics to cultivate an online following, or at least the appearance of one.

But one of the strategies — deploying a large number of Twitter accounts to push out identical messages — has backfired. On Friday, Twitter began suspending 70 accounts posting pro-Bloomberg content in a pattern that violates company rules.

“We have taken enforcement action on a group of accounts for violating our rules against platform manipulation and spam,” a Twitter spokesman said. Some of the suspensions will be permanent, while in other cases account owners will have to verify they have control of their accounts.

https://www.latimes.com/business/technology/story/2020-02-21/twitter-suspends-bloomberg-accounts

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Twitter is suspending 70 pro-Bloomberg accounts, citing 'platform manipulation' (Original Post) Dem4Life1102 Feb 2020 OP
Oh, is THAT the reason why... gembaby1 Feb 2020 #1
Guess Bloomberg's money can't buy everything PatSeg Feb 2020 #2
Ah well - if at 1st you don't succeed, there is always more money to try again! jmg257 Feb 2020 #3
It would be nice if they would BlueMTexpat Feb 2020 #4
Not surprising at all, Bloomberg pays $2500 a month for users to post pro-Bloomberg content Devil Child Feb 2020 #5
 

gembaby1

(251 posts)
1. Oh, is THAT the reason why...
Sat Feb 22, 2020, 08:46 AM
Feb 2020
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PatSeg

(46,275 posts)
2. Guess Bloomberg's money can't buy everything
Sat Feb 22, 2020, 08:46 AM
Feb 2020

Good for Twitter for enforcing its policies regardless of who is violating them.

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primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

jmg257

(11,996 posts)
3. Ah well - if at 1st you don't succeed, there is always more money to try again!
Sat Feb 22, 2020, 08:47 AM
Feb 2020
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

BlueMTexpat

(15,330 posts)
4. It would be nice if they would
Sat Feb 22, 2020, 08:59 AM
Feb 2020

do the same with Trumpers.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

Devil Child

(2,728 posts)
5. Not surprising at all, Bloomberg pays $2500 a month for users to post pro-Bloomberg content
Sat Feb 22, 2020, 10:03 AM
Feb 2020

more info on how Bloomberg campaign organizes this effort is in this thread

https://www.democraticunderground.com/1287558507

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