(TeaParty.org) – The left loves to write off any right-wing social media movement as a bunch of “Russian bots.”
They have even gone as far as to blame said Russian bots for Hillary’s loss in 2016–along with 1,364,003 other reasons, of course.
If you interact long enough with some ginned up leftist on Twitter, there’s a good chance, sooner or later, they’ll accuse you of being a “bot.”
So when Twitter purged millions of inactive and locked accounts–accounts that experienced a sudden spike in spammy activity and were locked by Twitter, having most likely been hacked–many on the left probably would have expected Trump’s account to experience a massive drop in followers, right?
Former President Obama is the third most followed person on Twitter, but his account took a serious hit after the Twitter purge.
Two million less followers.
That’s a pretty big drop.
DC Clothesline reminds us that five years ago, Former Congressman Steve Stockman accused the President of using fake Twitter accounts to fight against the 2nd Amendment.
Here’s what he said back then:
A study of messages received by Congressman Steve Stockman (R-Texas 36) reveals two-thirds of the “grassroots supporters” backing President Barack Obama’s #WeDemandAVote anti-gun campaign are computer-generated spambots.
“Obama’s anti-gun campaign is a fraud. Obama’s anti-gun activists are trying to defraud Congress using the same scam that sells ‘male enhancement pills.’ Every day thousands of Americans call, write and email the Capitol opposing Obama’s anti-gun schemes. Obama’s supporters are panicking and willing to do anything to create the appearance of popular support, even if it means trying to defraud Congress,” said Stockman.
They also note that Trump, who is the 18th most followed person on Twitter, experienced a much, much smaller hit: only 300,000 fake accounts were purged from his followers list.
“Now, if someone could just purge those fake voters,” they add.