Technology has also allowed politicians to cheat. And it is that the Partido Popular would have created thousands of false accounts on Twitter to improve its image. Of course, using profile photos taken from Internet photos.
The trap being uncovered may seem unbelievable but the opinions we see on Twitter can no longer be credible. We are not talking about buying fake followers but about accounts that participate and praise the PP.
It is even assured that there would be a specific person behind the network of spammer users of the PP. Among the topics discussed are the 2014 European Elections in favor of Cañete, the campaign of Esperanza Aguirre for the mayor alty of Madrid, that of Cristina Cifuentes for the Community of Madrid, that of Cospedal for Castilla-La Mancha and that of Albiol for Catalonia..
The users created participate in conversations mainly with Cristina Cifuentes, president of the Community of Madrid. There have already been more than 75,000 political spam tweets.
As we see in the images the biographies they have are non-existent or difficult to believe And it is where it is clearly seen that they are false profiles It is by seeing where they have obtained the profile photos: they are images from the Internet. This would also mean a crimeas we mentioned since they are using images of people without their consent and also possibly falsifying identities.
Also, they tend to carry out the same retweets on Twitter and, in particular, they are disseminating the tweets of Arturo Rodríguez, who currently holds political office in the Community of Madrid. You even see a common misspelling in most of the texts: “you are”
So these fake accounts can't be removed by Twitter at the moment, but they are there. They participate and contribute to praise mainly the management of the PP. We will have to see how the party defends itself against the obvious campaign on social networks.