In case you are unaware, there is a twitter account that is publishing the names, dates, and work locations of anyone and everyone who has donated to the Donald Trump presidential campaign.
This apparently started back in December of 2015, and was heralded by CNN as
It’s not about public shaming, it’s about transparency.
But I don’t care who you are, this should be a private matter and is only being used to get peoples information out there so that they can be harassed for who they voted for to be president.
In a country that is getting more divided and divisive by the day, it would be a good idea for those of us who supported Donald Trump, to watch our backs.
Federal Election Commission data is public, but a 31-year-old computer programmer named Adam Kraft said that most aren’t aware of that.
Kraft is the creator of the bot behind @EveryTrumpDonor.
Kraft said he’s developed roughly 10 Twitter bots in total and has programmed the bots to spit out the contribution amount along with the donor’s name, location and profession based on FEC data. Each bot tweets about once every 30 minutes.
Since going live, @EveryTrumpDonor has released over 13.8 Trump donors names. It has grown from roughly 240 followers in June to 1,868 followers today.