Truth Tracker: Are right-wing U.S. Twitter accounts amplifying anti-Trudeau sentiment? - 2019-09-17

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F0.png Truth Tracker: Are right-wing U.S. Twitter accounts amplifying anti-Trudeau sentiment? September 17, 2019, Nicole Bogart, CTV News

TORONTO -- Tweets criticizing Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau have shown evidence of some bot-like activity from Twitter accounts that appear to share American right-wing sentiments, prompting concerns that public opinion could be affected by automated online accounts.

Analysis of about 34,000 tweets from approximately 4,896 accounts by researcher Marc Owen Jones revealed that 15 per cent of accounts using the hashtag #TrudeauMustGo between Sept. 3 and 5 were ones that primarily identified with U.S. right-wing politics.

The biographies tied to those accounts made mention of "Make America Great Again" (MAGA), "Keep America Great" (KAG), or the QAnon and #WWG1GWA fringe conspiracy theory movements.

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{{cite news | first = Nicole | last = Bogart | title = Truth Tracker: Are right-wing U.S. Twitter accounts amplifying anti-Trudeau sentiment? | url = https://election.ctvnews.ca/truth-tracker-are-right-wing-u-s-twitter-accounts-amplifying-anti-trudeau-sentiment-1.4597418 | work = CTV News | date = September 17, 2019 | accessdate = October 19, 2019 }}