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Fake Twitter Accounts May be Driving Up Mitt Romney's Follower Number

Digital investigators say they can't tell who is behind thousands of new followers, only that the accounts likely are not real people

Most of Mitt Romney's newest Twitter followers are fake, according to an investigation of bogus social media accounts.

A pay-for-follower service most likely drove the presumptive Republican nominee's recent and dramatic spike in online followers, concluded Baccardua Labs, a digital security company.

The widely reported surge in tens of thousands of new followers for @mittromney from 21 July – which provoked commentary and suspicion – appeared to have been purchased from a dealer, it said: "We believe most of these recent followers of Romney are not from a general Twitter population but most likely from a paid Twitter follower service."

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Fake person. Fake media. Fake

Fake person. Fake media. Fake followers. Fake signs. Fake voters. Fake delegates.

Gotta love how the media and repub party creates a false reality

Like how there wasn't anyone at his so called rallies, yet they claim he had so many votes.

Gingrich Did the Same Thing

Remember Gingrich got caught with fake Twitter, Facebook, etc. followers at the start of his campaign too.

Fakes for a Fake....appropos

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Oh for the love of Tony why didn't we think of this?

Forget who did it, how much did they get paid? We could have easily bot generated a million fake Romney supporters overnight and put the money in our war chest. Or perhaps bought a Ferrari. Is it too late to cash in on this?

Be brave, be brave, the Myan pilot needs no aeroplane.

Look at 140elect

on twitter

Various stats.
Romney added over 100,000 followers in a single day, when his average was 3-4,000 for the last month.
He added a bunch more later.

Lots of the new "followers" share the same profile picture :)

"In the end, more than they wanted freedom, they wanted security. They wanted a comfortable life, and they lost it all -- security, comfort, and freedom. When ... the freedom they wished for was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free."

Lol, Suprise

http://imgur.com/6F6jJ

from http://www.dailypaul.com/229183/freedom-is-popular-hypocrite...

We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.
-George Orwell