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Something is afoot on Egyptian Twitter, the number two trend in Egypt right now is "we reject total Turkish Imperialism". This is trending despite being only around 313 tweets produced by 140 unique accounts. Curious... #Egypt #disinformation
What's strange about this trend is that it was started by an account ostensibly posing as a Qatar-based info-account for all types of forums. (The accounts posts are generic and generally promote Qatar). However it is suspicious. It was founded in November 2015 but only has
3/ 221 tweets. The first tweet was recent, October 7th 2019. Why would an account wait 4 years to send its first tweet. More likely it is a re purposed account that has had its history scrubbed. Apart from the generic posts, it posted something very bizarre today...
4/ The text of the tweet simply asks whether, on the occasion of Erdogan's visit to Qatar, should there be greater opening between the two countries. Ostensibly that's not too weird, but one of the hashtags then reads 'We Reject Complete Turkish Imperialism". Very leading indeed.
5/ Extra suspicious is that lots of people are replying to this new, rather lowly account. More suspicious still, most accounts seem to be criticising Turkey, using familiar tropes that it is a terrorist state. It's as if the original 'Qatar' account was set up to give the
6/ illusion that it was a legitimate local Qatar account. As we have seen before, the purpose of the recent tweet was to make it appear that Turkey is unpopular among Qataris. However, it would seem the accounts are sock-puppet accounts. Maybe not all, but most.
7/ This also begs the question, why the heck is this relatively quiet hashtag on Qatari-Turkey -related propaganda trending in Egypt. Good question cc. @weskandar
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