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Venezuela Ruling Party Leverages Twitter bots as Censorship Pushes Political Debate Online

Published on
5 Aug 2015
Written by
Samuel Woolley

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s approval ratings may be languishing below 30 percent, but on Twitter he’s as popular as Pope Francis — or so it would seem.

The socialist South American leader regularly sets social media afire with support, with heavily trending anti-U.S. campaigns such #ObamaYankeeGoHome and #ObamaRepealTheExecutiveOrder, which denounced U.S. sanctions on members of Maduro’s administration.

Read more in U.S. News and World Report.

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