Political leaders react to revelations of Russian meddling in favor of Petro’s presidential campaign

The declassified Twitter documents were ordered by the social network CEO Elon Musk and prominent American journalist Matthew C. Taippi, editor sub layerShow that Gustavo Pedro’s last presidential campaign would have received a strong boost from Russia with miscalculations, Hashtags arranges and mentions.

In a thread on the social network published this Tuesday, Taipi revealed some documents that expose Russian undue interference in the public debate in Colombia. The files show trends and accounts that have helped the electoral interests of the then-presidential candidate and the current president of the historical alliance.

President Gustavo Pedro and his wife Veronica Alcazar Garcia, the nation’s first lady. – Photo: Photo by @Veronicalcoerg

The revelation has drawn reactions on social media from political leaders of various parties.

One of them was Senator Jota Pe Hernández of the Green Alliance, who pointed out from Russia. “They used bots to support Gustavo Pedro’s campaign.”

“Surprise!! Elon Musk, the owner of Twitter, checked and showed the world how Russia used BOTS to support Gustavo Petro’s campaign! With fake users, programmed hashtags and thousands and thousands of mentions, they planted the campaign on Twitter! #CeroLíneaÉtica”, he revealed.

For his part, former presidential candidate Enrique Gomez, director of the National Salvation Movement, assured that “Russian accounts support and certainly support everything related to Petro and the historic deal.”

The presidential candidate ended his campaign on Sunday in a public square in Bogotá.
The presidential candidate ended his campaign in a public square in Bogotá. – Photo: Courtesy

“The scope is unbelievable, the damage these types of tactics are doing to democracies on the continent,” he added.

Meanwhile, Senator Paloma Valencia of the Democratic Center questioned: “So Petro is being supported by Russian Twitter accounts?”

Bot accounts

between accounts Bots Discovered, revealed this Tuesday, @yesid70202528; @fernandohinca01; @willj84753699; @jaime528629; @nanderas3; @esperanzaprie16; @cegatalisman2; @edwinpa81364652; And @alonso15922455.

between Hashtags #PactoHistorico, #PetroPresidente2022 and #PetroPresidenteColombia2022 detected.

Twitter detected unusual behavior Bots, in 2021, during regular monitoring, special attention was paid to Venezuela, Cuba and Colombia. In the case of Twitter, this is concerted untrustworthy behavior.

During the campaign, one of Pedro’s digital strategy chiefs, Sebastián Guanumen, was known to have ordered the then-candidate to “run the rules” to discredit Petro’s rivals. – Photo: .

In social networks, various users always complain and condemn massive attacks when criticizing the current president or a historic agreement. It is what many have called a combined attack “warehouse”.

During the campaign, one of the heads of Petro’s digital strategy, Sebastián Guanumen, was known to have ordered “to run the rules” to discredit rivals. The then candidate was Petrovin. In this sense, digital narratives were created in which lies, insults and defamation were appealed.

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