Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Walker faces cyber attack!

Scott Walker's campaign is under attack!! TWEETTACK!!
GOP gubernatorial candidate Scott Walker's campaign suspects political sabotage for causing the suspension of his Twitter account yesterday.

Walker spokesman Keith Gilkes said the suspension followed hundreds of users over the course of several days signing up to follow, then "unfollowing" the Milwaukee County Executive's Twitter feed. The users then reported to the company that Walker's account was sending out spam.

Gilkes said the effort "points to a massive coordinated effort to get Scott Walker suspended."

"It's cyber warfare of the political kind," Gilkes said. "It's unfortunate, but it's the kind of tactics you can expect from our opponents."

Gilkes said the campaign is working with Twitter to identify "who some of the culprits are," though he declined to identify who he believed they are. He hopes to have the account restored today.
The Dems are pathetic. Even more pathetic is that this is on Wispolitics and somehow, "newsworthy."

I guess it fits. Most of what Walker does is fake news anyway.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Walker keeps blaming the "opposition," but this time he's been caught red handed... by Google.

September 27, 2009 – Scott Walker is following 4,862 users, and is being followed by 4,420 users.

Link: http://bit.ly/38K5Mu

October 3, 2009 – Scott Walker is following 3,614 users, and is being followed by 4,556 users.

Link: http://bit.ly/21W6EX

This means that over the course of one week, WALKER added, then unfollowed 1248 users, and gained 136.

It's impossible for someone to suggest that isn't a violation of the Twitter TOS.