Australian news, and some related international items

There’s An Army Of Indian Twitter Accounts Pushing Suspiciously Identical Pro-Mining Tweets

‘The accounts appear to post tweets with very specific talking points.’ Mark Di Stefano   BuzzFeed News Political Editor, Australia 17 April 2017: “Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull met with Indian mining boss Gautam Adani
last week over the future of a controversial coal project on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef.

“The Adani mining company is seeking a $900 million loan from Australian taxpayers for the project,
which would see the development of the biggest coal mine in Australia.

“There’s been intense opposition from environmental groups, who claim the Carmichael coal mine would increase global greenhouse gas emissions and contribute to the destruction of the Great Barrier Reef.

“When Adani met with Turnbull last week, the mining boss tweeted this picture  [on original] which showed the men with Indian prime minister Narendra Modi.

“But when the replies to the tweet started rolling in, it was clear that several were pushing a very specific talking point. … “


April 19, 2017 - Posted by | General News

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