Ron Paul online support held up by bots?

11.2.2007 by André Natta · → 4 Comments

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Ron Paul photoThat’s the word from Gary Warner, the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s director of research in computer forensics and others in an article on Wired.com earlier this week. It’s made the rounds throughout the blogosphere and it’s beginning to show its face in mainstream media.

The story maintains that Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul (pictured) had no involvement in an aggressive spamming bot campaign that is said to have inflated Paul’s online poll and support numbers. Makes you wonder just how accurate will these online polls will be as elections become more sophisticated?

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