President Trump Retweets Bot While Complaining About ‘Fake News Media’

President Trump Retweets Bot While Complaining About ‘Fake News Media’

COMMENTS
Source

Earlier this week, President Donald Trump thanked an entrepreneur on Twitter––who turned out to be a bot. Now he's fumbled again.

The president retweeted a fake "fan" account, either an advanced bot or linked to a bot network. 


A look at the account (@Aroliso) reveals that the account was created in October 2015 but it first tweeted just 3 days ago. In that time, the account has amassed thousands of followers, posting only memes and status updates celebrating Trump. 




The account only follows five people: President Trump, singers Bjork, Tori Amos, and Susanne Sundfør, and French electronica band M83.

Others noticed that @Aroliso tweeted to Trump via something called "Avotova 06," an API registered with Twitter.


H/T: Mashable, Twitter

Have your say