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Carolina Cyborgs Politicking on Twitter

Fake Twitter accounts abound these days, but a lot of North Carolinians haven't given much thought to how this might affect our state. Time to take notice.
Turns out, the fakes are already here, working to shape the political landscape of our state.

North Carolina's Sore Loser

A trend on Twitter this morning is based on a New York Times piece titled, "North Carolina's Sore Loser." Names have been left off to protect the innocent.

Dems & Repubs BOTH voted this guy out. Remember that Trumpzoids. NC went Trump but kicked McCrory to the curb

Gov. Pat McCrory, rejected by the voters, is engaging in a shameless attack on the electoral system.

Since GOP voter suppression didn't work, Repub Gov refuses to cede office =>

Faux Twitter accounts to be a Felony offense?

And you thought I was using hyperbole in describing NC's government as a third-world dictatorship:

AN ACT making impersonation of an actual person over the internet for certain unlawful purposes a class h felony.

The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts: SECTION 1. Article 20 of Chapter 14 of the General Statutes is amended by adding a new section to read:
"§ 14‑118.8. Online impersonation.
(a) The following definitions apply in this section:
(1) Credible impersonation. – If another person would reasonably believe, or did reasonably believe, that the defendant was or is the person who was impersonated.
(2) Electronic means. – Includes an electronic mail account, text or instant messaging account, or an account or profile on a social networking Internet Web site in another person's name.

(b) Any person who knowingly and without consent engages in a credible impersonation of another actual person through or on an Internet Web site or by other electronic means for purposes of harming, intimidating, threatening, or defrauding another person is guilty of a Class H Felony. A violation of this subsection is punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000), or by imprisonment, or by both the fine and imprisonment.

Republicans have cooked up a lot of crazy in the last few years, but this one sets a new standard.

GOP Twitter Wars

It seems my Father's Day gift to Thom Tillis offended some Republicans and they took to Twitter to let me know just how they feel. Mark Cates of Asheville was offended that I would use a high holy Hallmark holiday to criticize good ol' "traditional" Thom, while No Status Quo called me a "condescending POS" as he or she hid behind the safety of a pseudonym.

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