Details have emerged since the ‘PRGuy17’ case with Rebel New’s Avi Yemini that $800,000 of taxpayers’ money has gone to Premier Dan Andrew’s Facebook page in just as little as 5 years.
Former Labor powerbroker Adem Somyurek has highlighted the Premier’s obsession with his social media profile which leaves Aussies questioning what else does he throw our money away on?
Earlier in the year, the Premier came under scrutiny for wasteful spending after it was revealed his government spent more money on advertising than some of Australia’s largest corporations.
According to Nielsen Ad Intel’s Top Advertising report, the Victorian government’s advertising was the third highest in the country last year, beating Coles, Woolworths, and even McDonalds
highest-spending advertisers Australia (2021)
Source Nielsen Ad Intel’s Top Advertising Report for 2021
1) Commonwealth Government
2) Harvey Norman
3) Victorian Government
5) NSW Government
7) Suncorp Group
‘PRGuy17’ was established in March 2020, apparently with the goal of defending and justifying everything the Premier says and does.
The account quickly drew attention to itself on social media due to its relentless posts in support of Dan Andrews and brutally unforgivingly attacking anyone who begged to differ with scathing and abusive remarks.
This now leaves many people questioning and wondering is PRGuy17 paid to do this and by whom?
Federal Court today ordered Twitter to unmask PRGuy for Avi Yemini and it has 14 days to do so.
Rebel News took action to unmask the anonymous Twitter troll after the account hid behind anonymity to avoid consequences for defaming Yemini on numerous occasions.
Federal Court orders today included:
(a) the name for an account at the time of production;
(b) the email address for an account, at the date of registration and at the time of
(c) the known Internet Protocol (IP) address(es) logs at:
the date the account was registered with the Second Prospective
ii. for the period of 31 December 2021 – 11 February 2022; and
iii. for the period 21 March 2022 – 20 May 2022.
Avi told reporters today he believed the order was a win for transparency because the account often posted messages about political issues in Victoria
‘I think it’s a win for Victorians to finally know who is behind this account which controlled the entire conversation about Daniel Andrews and the Labor government on Twitter’ Yemini said
‘The confines of free speech doesn’t give you the right to hide behind a fake profile to defame or do a lot of the things that PRGuy has done. It doesn’t stop the consequence of your actions’ he added
The unmasking of PRGuy17 is still yet to be seen