Did Clinton Campaign Sabotage Twitter?
What's most ridiculous about this is it that this pro-Clinton hacker "had become increasingly concerned that this elitist network [Twitter] wasbeing used as a subversive influence, possibly guided by the Obamacampaign".
Twitter is a microblogging playground for tech-happy trend-lovers, not a subversive and politically powerful tool to undermine Hillrod's chances at winning the Dem nomination. Talk about paranoia!
Turns out the Twitter problems we've been experiencing these last few days were caused by a blatant act of sabotage by the Clinton Campaign. According to a Fox News reporter:
It was discovered today that the Clinton Campaign purposefully and willfully hired a small group of hackers to bring down the Twitter network. The hackers succeeded in cracking the code in such a way that the Twitter service appeared to be still running, but users were not seeing the communications (they call them Tweets) between certain users. When confronted with this by reporters today a Clinton Campaign spokesman first denied the information, then later admitted that someone in the campaign was overzealous and had make a mistake.
According to that spokesperson, 'this individual, acting alone and not under the direction of the campaign, apparently became concerned that Twitter was becoming a resource and communications mechanism that was spreading false information about Senator Clinton and her bid for the Democratic nomination under some direction of the Obama campaign. It is well known that the Obama campaign follows users that choose to follow his campaign on Twitter and thus creating an elitist network of followers. This individual had become increasingly concerned that this elitist network was being used as a subversive influence, possibly guided by the Obama campaign. The individual cited such activities that had sprung from Twitter as the NewsGang podcast, where a well known group of Obama supporters gather daily to spread lies and disinformation at the behest of the show's host Steve Gillmor. The individual was also concerned that the network participants' increasing affinity for a foul-mouthed and obscene puppet pretending to be Shel Israel would yield to calls for yet another debate moderated by the puppet.'