A painstaking analysis by the African Academy for Open-Supply Investigations (AAOSI) has uncovered how the Communications Officer of the Nationwide Democratic Congress (NDC), Sammy Gyamfi and hirelings affiliated to the NDC have been intentionally orchestrating organized tweets aimed toward discrediting Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.
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The analysis, which is a part of the AAOSI’s efforts to fight misinformation and strengthen democracy in Africa, delved into the origin of the deliberate labelling of Vice President Bawumia as a liar with “#Bawuliar” to drive pretend developments on Twitter.
The group’s findings found it was a coordinated plan by the NDC led by its Officer of Communications, Sammy Gyamfi, via his Twitter handles named @sammygyamfi2017, which in keeping with the report, has now metamorphosed to @SammyGyamfi.
The report additionally recognized one other person “@Annanperry” who identifies himself as an NDC activist as a type of steadily selling the pretend #Bawuliar tweets alongside a number of accounts linked to the opposition get together.
The analysis additional uncovered the detrimental labelling of Bawumia as a liar was a software intentionally deployed by the NDC to forged a slur on the integrity of Vice President Dr. Bawumia and discredit him any time he spoke on the financial system or delivered a serious speech.
“Through the investigation, we noticed virtually each remark the Vice President made in regards to the financial system was met with a spike in #Bawuliar tweets. This investigation seems to be into whether or not the pattern of #Bawuliar an natural or an try orchestrated by political opponents to forged a slur on the credibility of Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia,” the report mentioned whereas exposing the Sammy Gyamfi’s orchestration.
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The analysis additionally targeted on different areas equivalent to the highest 10 accounts with probably the most authentic #Bawuliar tweets, the highest 10 Twitter accounts that retweeted the #Bawuliar tweets, the highest 10 amplifiers of the pretend pattern, the highest 10 Twitter accounts whose tweets had been retweeted probably the most in addition to the origin and prime gamers of the orchestrated hashtag “Bawuliar”.
“We recognized Twitter person @sammygyamfi2017 because the second most influential account in respect to the #Bawuliar pattern. @sammygyamfi2017 per our checks, was the username of the Twitter account account of the Nationwide Democratic Congress (NDC), Sammy Gyamfi. Presently, the account’s username is @SammyGyamfi_. That is supported by the archived tweets on Wayback Machine, from when the account’s username was @sammygyamfi2017.
@SammyGyamfi_ has tweeted #Bawuliar 11 instances. The highest three #Bawuliar tweets had been by @SammyGyamfi_. The preferred #Bawuliar tweet was @SammyGyamfi’s response to Dr. Bawumia’s declare that Ghanaians might use the Ghana card as a journey doc in lieu of a passport. The twelfth February 2022 tweet described Dr. Bawumia to be allergic to the reality with lies being embedded in his DNA. The tweet garnered 171 retweets and 727 likes.
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“Our investigation revealed that @sammygyamfi2017 and @SammyGyamfi_ are each usernames that belong to the identical Twitter account belonging to the communications director of the Nationwide Democratic Congress (NDC), Sammy Gyamfi. Thus, the username of the account was modified from @sammygyamfi2017 and @SammyGyamfi_. This was confirmed by archived variations of tweets by the account from when its username was @sammygyamfi2017”, the findings disclosed.
Learn under the total analysis findings on Sammy Gyamfi and the NDC’s pretend tweets to besmirch Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia:
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