Tag: Twitter

Twitter bots follow Greitens by the thousands, mostly avoid other lawmakers

By Alisha Shurr, Missouri Times JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Twitter bots, or fake followers, have been catching media attention recently. And it appears that Gov. Eric Greitens’ official Twitter account has the most fake followers out of the statewide elected officials and legislative leadership. TwitterAudit, a website that audits Twitter accounts, gives Greitens a score of 67 percent, which means the 33 percent of their Twitter followers are from “fake” accounts. With Greitens, that translates […]

National Survey: Americans disagree with NFL players protesting the national anthem

Recently players of the National Football League (NFL) have been kneeling during the national anthem to protest racial inequality and police brutality, but it doesn’t seem to be popular with its fans according to a new national poll. According to a Remington Research Group poll surveying whether they support NFL players protesting the national anthem, 64 percent stated that they disagreed with the players’ actions. The poll which was conducted September 25 and had 1,6333 […]

Lt. Gov. Parson, Mo. Dems, now calling on Chappelle-Nadal to resign over Facebook post about Trump getting assassinated

Lt. Gov. Michael Parson, who is chief of the Missouri Senate per the state constitution, is calling on Sen. Maria Chapelle-Nadal to resign following her post on Twitter implying that President Trump should be assassinated. “It is a total disgrace for the Senator to call for the assassination of the President or any elected official,” Parson said. “I believe she should immediately resign from her position, as this is conduct not befitting of a State […]