Spambots on Twitter for Mexican presidential candidates like the PRI’s Enrique Peña Nieto.
The Citizen’s Guide to the Future
It is a bit scary waking up to the news that someone has decided to become you—or at least use your visage on Twitter.
Recently, it happened to a friend of mine named Arturo. He didn’t know about his social-media doppelganger until he received a DM with a Twitter handle he couldn’t recognize. He opened the link and … surprise! It is him. To be precise: It is his photograph, but the account belongs to someone else who is spreading political propaganda in favor of Enrique Peña Nieto, the PRI’s candidate in the Mexican presidential election. As Arturo, a university professor and journalist, wrote in Animal Politic …