October 31, 2012 by Qina Liu
Remember how we were talking about anonymous anti-Obama emails in yesterday’s class discussions? Well, apparently, the latest development: anti-Obama texts from anonymous sources.
So what do these texts say? Well…
Like anonymous emails, these short text messages are not credible. Where’s the evidence that electing Obama puts Medicare at risk? Also, it’s not clear where these texts were sent from. When CNN’s Spellman tried replying to the text, it wasn’t delivered.
So far, these texts are limited to the D.C. area, but I’m wondering if these texts could be forwarded? (e.g. instead of chain emails, you get chain texts) Like our discussions yesterday involving emails, I’m sure if one of your friends texted something like this to you, you would at least give it a read even if you didn’t agree with the viewpoints presented in the text. Your thoughts?
For more information, please refer to this Atlantic article. (I also find it interesting that since unsolicited, automated texts are illegal, whoever is organizing this has sent these messages through email addresses.)