Limerick Ode To Astrotweeters

The astrotweet — yet another reason not to believe (or spread) those political tweets littered all over Twitter:

The research on astrotweeting, though too tangential to my book, is worth flagging for readers. In this paper, the authors describe how political operatives set up fake accounts to spread rumors or false statements about candidates. This is done in a way to make it appear as though the information is coming from numerous sources, to convey the impression that the information is reliable.

Limerick Ode To Astrotweeters
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Political op’rative geeks
Use various sneaky techniques.
They spread lies via tweets:
Astrotweeting — those cheats
Should be jailed for their libelous leaks.

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3 Responses to “Limerick Ode To Astrotweeters”

  1. hansi says:

    So…the 21st century has come to the Republican Party. My My…Now it’s onward back to the 18th century.

  2. Steve Bates says:

    Happy Birthday, Mad!

  3. madkane says:

    LOL, Hansi!

    Thanks Steve!