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Former Opponent: Rick Perry Campaign Created a Fake Black Person on Twitter

From The Atlantic:

One consulting firm of his created artificial people to tweet. [The campaign] wanted to question my support in the African American community, but they couldn't recruit an African American person to do it, so on Twitter they used a stock photo of a black person. One of the people who supported my campaign clicked on the image and found out it was a singer from Atlanta. The Twitter address was registered at the same location as one of Mr. Perry's political consultants.

Read the rest at The Atlantic.

Posted on August 18, 2011 in
GOPWatch, twitter.