GoDaddy Suspends Republican Firm’s Websites For Spamming Anti-Obama Texts
Virginia-based ccAdvertising had its websites suspended by GoDaddy for spam and abuse.
“The average American pays at least $2,000 more in taxes than 4 years ago. STOP OBAMA!” one message read.
“Obama endorses the legality of same-sex marriage. Say No to Obama at the polls on Nov 6!” read another.
Jonathan Weisman, a reporter for The New York Times, tweeted that his 13-year-old daughter received a text reading: “Obama denies protection to babies who survive abortions. Obama is just wrong.”
Mike Madden, editor of The Washington City Paper, received another: “Re-electing Obama puts Medicare at risk.”
The messages came from a variety of websites rather than phone numbers. The sites included informedett.com, aicett.com and gopmessage.com.
Those sites are all registered on GoDaddy.com to Jason Flanary, the chief operating officer of ccAdvertising. Flanary, a Republican, ran for the Virginia state Senate in 2011 but lost.