Charlie Kirk’s Outfit Is Running A Teenage Troll Farm

The Washington Post reports:

Teenagers, some of them minors, are being paid to pump out the messages at the direction of Turning Point Action, an affiliate of Turning Point USA, the prominent conservative youth organization based in Phoenix, according to four people with independent knowledge of the effort.

Their descriptions were confirmed by detailed notes from relatives of one of the teenagers who recorded conversations with him about the efforts.

The effort generated thousands of posts this summer on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, according to an examination by The Post and an assessment by an independent specialist in data science. Nearly 4,500 tweets containing identical content that were identified in the analysis probably represent a fraction of the overall output.

Twitter and Facebook have removed some of the accounts. According to the above-linked article, the teens are not being paid minimum wage, but can earn bonuses if their posts gain traction.