North America 8 June 2012 Trolls overwhelm Republican online campaign "Adolf Hitler", "Miso Horney" and "BonerDude SixtyNine" sign petition. Print HTML The National Republican Congressional Committee is running a petition campaign against the Affordable Care Act (also known as "Obamacare"). Promoted on twitter with the hashtag #IWantRepeal, the NRCC asked supporters to sign up on their website with their first name, last name, address, email and twitter handle. As an added incentive, they had a livestream set up, so supporters could see their petition being printed off in real time. In hindsight, it was perhaps asking for trouble. Because soon enough, the internet found the site. At times, a hand came into shot, pulling false names out of the pile: But eventually, even the faceless trollfighter was overwhelmed. The printer stopped – maybe on purpose, maybe because it had just run out of paper – and one final fake (sounding) name was left: The Obama campaign's digital director, Teddy Goff, contributed an epitaph: #weareallbrucedackler RT @esreif: We Are All Bruce Dackler. — Teddy Goff (@teddygoff) June 7, 2012 › Morning Call: pick of the papers Trolls take a rest from sabotaging Republican campaigns to hang out in a forest. Photograph: Getty Images Alex Hern is a technology reporter for the Guardian. He was formerly staff writer at the New Statesman. You should follow Alex on Twitter. Subscribe More Related articles Ankara bombs: Turkey is being torn apart by bad leaders and bad neighbours The EU referendum “In” campaign recruits all three of Britain's living former Prime Ministers Can we wipe out FGM in a generation?