Senator John McCain has paid for thousands of Twitter bots to attack President Trump following the FISA memo release, according to Julian Assange.

The WikiLeaks founder noted on Twitter that a huge number of fake accounts are flooding social media with their praise of McCain and dislike of Trump.

American Mirror reports: Assange posted screen captures of several of examples of what he calls bot activity.

They show several accounts tweeting the same article, titled “John McCain just made a startling public accusation against Trump amid phony Nunes memo release,” at exactly the same time.

One Twitter user, @LoudaCristy, pointed to a suspicious-looking site called “”

That website published a pro-McCain article reporting on his criticism of Trump.

So did @milenbu and @DaryaBoyko4, as well as @petrina_liza.

“Despite his illness, McCain showed that he has one of the great minds in public life and remains a true American hero who stands up for his country first,” it reports.

“McCain did not do a very good job when he ran for president, but he continues to show that he has the intelligence, experience, and savvy that a good president needs, unlike Trump, who has turned out to be a partisan who cares more about himself than America,” it said later in the article.

Another bot tweeted a link to the very same article, but on

Both articles featured this ABC News tweet:

Both sites claimed the original source of the story was the Washington Press.