National Review Online’s Charles C.W. Cooke noticed something peculiar while surfing through the National Rifle Association’s official #NRAAM hashtag on Twitter.
Several newly created accounts have been using the hashtag and tweeting the exact same thing, in the exact same order — and linking to the Everytown for Gun Safety’s website.
This practice, as Cooke explains, is known as spamming.
Everytown for Gun Safety is the new anti-gun group created by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Moms Demand Action. It’s not entirely clear who is behind what looks like an anti-NRA spamming campaign, but fingers are already pointing at Bloomberg’s team.
Cooke grabbed some screenshots of various Twitter accounts in question while covering the NRA convention Saturday:
The link in all of the tweets takes users to an Everytown.org webpage featuring a pro-gun control video that uses shooting victims to make the case against firearms.
You can watch that video here:
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