Artículo: Spambots on Twitter for Mexican presidential candidates like the PRI’s Enrique Peña Nieto.

Spambots on Twitter for Mexican presidential candidates like the PRI’s Enrique Peña Nieto.

Future Tense
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 …

http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2012/06/22/spambots_on_twitter_for_mexican_presidential_candidates_like_the_pri_s_enrique_pe_a_nieto_.html

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