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Mitt Romney Accused of Buying Twitter Followers

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"The presidential hopeful gained more than 135,000 new followers over the weekend; prior to that, he'd been racking them up at a rate of 3,000 to 4,000 per day."

"That awkward moment when people notice Mitt Romney has been buying followers." Lolz.

Long live the Twitterbots!

Others suggest the followers aren't even human. Certain signs point to the possibility that some new arrivals could be "Twitter bots," as they have trouble spelling certain words and have no followers of their own. The Romney campaign's digital director, Zac Moffatt, rejects that theory, saying, "We have reached out to Twitter to find out additional information regarding the rapid growth."

Ostensibly, couldn't someone else not on their campaign team buy him followers?

Of course. I have known people who have bought followers for other (unknowing) people just to mess with them. :)

Among the nicer ways to torment people, I'm sure. :)

That's a very sunny way of putting it. :)

And now CNN has covered the Mashable coverage of this non-news, too.

It is non-news because Twitter follower counts are meaningless.

Fake Twitter accounts are people, my friend.

Clever quip. This is why I love the Internet. So many creative people. :)