More Leaked Documents on Amazons Twitter Saga

Including details on the company’s handpicked army of tweeters trained to defend Jeff Bezos.


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Document: Amazon Security Staff Reported Its Own Hostile Tweets as “Suspicious,” Fearing They’d Been Hacked

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“These tweets are unnecessarily antagonistic (risking Amazon’s brand), and may be a result of unauthorized access,” read an employee help ticket.

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Amazon’s Twitter Army Was Handpicked for “Great Sense of Humor,” Leaked Document Reveals

Ken Klippenstein

Amazon ambassadors were trained to defend Jeff Bezos and clap back at Bernie Sanders under a program codenamed “Veritas.”

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