Modest (or HJPR) would never publicly admit to using update accounts to manipulate public perception. But Modest (or HJPR) definitely uses update accounts to manipulate public perception. The connection between @the1Dscene and One Direction via Louis’ buddy/assistant Ginger Oli has already been established. @WW1DUpdates is another one that seems to be in management’s back pocket. These are just two examples of many.
There are signs that update accounts are controlled by 1D’s management:
- They frequently have exclusive content (like pictures)
- They never deviate from official narratives like loved up boyfriends, Larry supporters are deluded, 1D’s management is doing a great job, etc.
- They spend an inordinate amount of time promoting the girlfriends
- They receive perks like trips to concerts and awards shows
- They do a tremendous amount of promo (for example @the1Dscene and @WW1DUpdates are pushing the concert movie hard right now)
So the answer to your question is hell yes.