I took a look a some of these accounts and I found an interesting thing. All of these accounts were very new. Most appear to have been started on 2 July 2013, most have only a few dozen tweets and a dozen followers.
Most interesting is that this tweet appears to be the only one from these accounts on #Syria although it may have repeat this tweet a number of time. Most of the other tweets make no sense.
So what is going on here?
Here is a sampling from the last hour that shows what I am talking about:
26 TWEETS | 136 FOLLOWING | 21 FOLLOWERS
3 TWEETS | 41 FOLLOWING | 23 FOLLOWERS
39 TWEETS | 191 FOLLOWING | 28 FOLLOWERS
47 TWEETS | 127 FOLLOWING | 21 FOLLOWERS
11 TWEETS | 66 FOLLOWING | 11 FOLLOWERS
Just to give you an idea how weird this seems, this is the tweet Scott Luke sent out 1 second before the above:
HOTTA FI=E ALONGSIDE BAKK YAAD PRESENTS RUZZLE FRIDAYS EACH AND EVERY FRIDAY INSIDE OF XPoESSIONS tco/6AWfg5KUMs— Scott Luke (@Hemochrome615) July 10, 2013
This guy has sent out 11 tweets most seem like nonsense, this is the only tweet about #Syria or the #CIA, the only other interesting tweets are these:
And use my head alongside mynhelrt— Scott Luke (@Hemochrome615) July 10, 2013
And use my head alongside my hiart— Scott Luke (@Hemochrome615) July 6, 2013
Which is a tweet that also shows up in many of these accounts.
30 TWEETS | 130 FOLLOWING | 12 FOLLOWERS
Former US Army Vkt Who Fought Alongside Al-Qaeda inl#Syria Linked to #CIA -— Diego Poore (@Antienzyme72) July 10, 2013
50 TWEETS | 223 FOLLOWING | 27 FOLLOWERS
F/rmer US Army Vet Who Fought Alongside Al-Qaeda in6#Syria Linked to #CIA -— Sidney Simpson (@Asphyctic057) July 10, 2013
19 TWEETS | 119 FOLLOWING | 24 FOLLOWERS
Here is his next tweet, minutes after the one above:
23429 How many ProhBowlers have played alongside Sam B2adford on offense?— Sidney Simpson (@Asphyctic057) July 10, 2013
24 TWEETS | 147 FOLLOWING | 9 FOLLOWERS
19 TWEETS | 84 FOLLOWING | 15 FOLLOWERS
I could go on and on, but you get the picture. I have looked at many more of these tweets and the accounts that made them than I have listed here and I have found exactly the same pattern. They go back to 2 July and none of the accounts I have looked at have more that 50 tweets and 30 follower, all have this lone tweet on #Syria, often repeated, but no other tweets about #Syria. Curious.
I strongly suspect that something very nefarious is going on here, like a robot invasion, and given that this one tweet ties them all together, I have to strongly suspect that it is the Assad Regime, or its supporters that are behind this.
In any case, I feel that we need to know what really going on here because it feels like somebody is trying to subvert social media big time.
If you have any information on this or just some thoughts, please leave a comment.