Obama, Clinton Supporters Battle in Second Life

As the crucial Pennsylvania primary draws near, competition between Democratic presidential contenders Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama is heating up in real life as well as Second Life’s virtual world.

As reported by the Wall Street Journal, SL’s Obama and Clinton supporters have been griefing one another of late:

The trouble began in March 2007, when Obama supporters held a rally… [other avatars] raided the virtual Obama headquarters. They littered it with T-shirts, posters and signs sporting anti-Obama messages or expressing support for Sen. Clinton and Republican contender Rep. Ron Paul…

During a November rally at the unofficial virtual Clinton beachfront headquarters, supposed Obama supporters hid under a dock and then emerged with signs, shouting via connected headsets and shooting at people… it’s unclear if the disruptors were actually from the Obama camp…

Last month, virtual gunmen disrupted a planned Obama march, shooting and pushing people around. That knocked some marchers offline… The Obama group responded by teleporting… to the CNN hub… to hold their rally. But soon images of a Clinton campaign poster and a clip of Sen. Obama next to a photo of Osama bin Laden were flying all over the screen…

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