Skip To Content
Fast Forward

Will Pro-Trump Social Media Guru Sink Jon Ossoff With Mystery Hashtag?

With Georgia’s special House election one day away, a Trump-supporting professional “social media guru” is flooding Twitter with grass roots-looking messages against Democrat Jon Ossoff.

Accounts related to a man named Robert Shelton, a.k.a. @RobertsRooms, have flooded hashtags about the election with anti-Ossoff messages, Politico reported.

“DON’T VOTE FOR #NEVEROSSOFF,” one wrote early Friday morning. “HIS BIG MONEY DONORS OWN HIM.”

“Who would Alexandria shooter James Hodgkinson vote for in Georgia 6th District?” asked another. “#Ossoff of course! #GA06 do you really want to vote 4 more Democrat insanity?”

Shelton’s account indicates he is CEO of PlanetStuff, Inc. Shelton offers his social media services to other politicians and bills himself as a champion of “America 1st” political candidates and in one advertisement boasted of having “Social Media WARRIORS In EVERY TOWN Across EVERY STATE” with a network to 5 million Twitter followers, according to Politico. He boasts having “in-house meme creation” among his services and one post indicates that he pays “retweeters.”

Ossoff, a Jewish native of Atlanta, is the 30-year-old is a nominee for Congress in a special election. He faces Republican opponent Karen Handel in a runoff election on June 20.

Email Sam Kestenbaum at [email protected] and follow him on Twitter at @skestenbaum


Republish This Story

Please read before republishing

We’re happy to make this story available to republish for free, unless it originated with JTA, Haaretz or another publication (as indicated on the article) and as long as you follow our guidelines. You must credit the Forward, retain our pixel and preserve our canonical link in Google search.  See our full guidelines for more information, and this guide for detail about canonical URLs.

To republish, copy the HTML by clicking on the yellow button to the right; it includes our tracking pixel, all paragraph styles and hyperlinks, the author byline and credit to the Forward. It does not include images; to avoid copyright violations, you must add them manually, following our guidelines. Please email us at [email protected], subject line “republish,” with any questions or to let us know what stories you’re picking up.

We don't support Internet Explorer

Please use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge to view this site.