2020 Democrat Mike Bloomberg is once again the target of negative press due to his own actions.
Bloomberg made waves after entering the race and employing misinformation ads as his strategy to rise in the polls. The former New York City mayor also took heat when the DNC removed the donor requirement to appear on debate stages and after the emergence of his past statements about minorities, stop-and-frisk, farmers, and blue-collar workers.
Now, the 2020 Democrat is under fire for bot accounts which are linked to his campaign via Twitter; Breitbart News reports that the social media site is shutting down up to 70 accounts for producing spam on Bloomberg’s behalf. According to Twitter, the aforementioned bot accounts violate the platform’s Terms of Service, namely the clause that prohibits “platform manipulation.”
What to Know About Bloomberg’s Bot Accounts
The majority of the aforementioned spam accounts were created within recent months. These accounts often followed identical patterns to one another by using the same links, messages, pictures, and hashtags.
In the specific tweets, the accounts either always praised Bloomberg or drew attention to instances of others supposedly giving the 2020 Democrat accolades. What’s more is that news of this phony accounts comes not long after reports of Bloomberg paying online influencers to make his campaign seem cooler.
In light of the Bloomberg bot accounts’ activity, Twitter announced last week that their service will begin removing them from the platform. The social media site also explained that “artificial engagement or amplification” violates Twitter’s rules, as does making “multiple accounts to post duplicative content” and uploading “identical or substantially similar Tweets or hashtags” from various accounts.
A Waste of Time and Resources
If there’s one thing Americans should learn from the disaster that is Mike Bloomberg’s candidacy, it’s that money will only take you so far. This isn’t wealth shaming and there’s nothing wrong with millionaire or billionaire status. However, the problem with Bloomberg is that he’s attempted to throw himself into a race by spreading lies via advertisements and being in denial about his record and abilities.
On Wednesday night, Americans learned that the former New York City mayor is terrible at debating. This wouldn’t fare well for him in a general election; neither would his past statements about throwing minorities up against walls, denigrating the intelligence of farmers and factory workers, etc. Despite his wealth, Bloomberg’s presidential campaign has been an utter waste of time and resources.
His hundreds of millions haven’t gotten him a single delegate, primary win, or caucus victory. If Bloomberg is as smart as he thinks he is, he’ll do everyone — including himself — a favor and drop out immediately.
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