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    Re: Obama has millions of fake Twitter followers

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    But Twitter seriously doesn't notice 500,000 new accounts being created at once and following just 1 person?

    How do you even go about registering a million accounts in one day without attracting attention? Doesn't Twitter keep IP tracks? 500,000 coming from 1 IP and that's normal? Wtf? This all seems from a logistical standpoint bogus.
    Twitter doesn't care at the moment.
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    Re: Obama has millions of fake Twitter followers

    As I said when sawyer made a deal of this in the media bias forum...

    Who gives a swut? Do we decide the election based on Twitter?

    Of ciurse his beef there was that the NYT speculated that Romney had some fake followers. Which he probably does. Or should if the people working for him are doing their jobs.


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    Re: Obama has millions of fake Twitter followers

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Maybe I should have put this on the bias media forum. Farther down in the article they try to excuse obama with this fabricated BS. What a joke.

    "Republican opponent Mitt Romney has far fewer Twitter followers -- not quite 900,000 -- but it's a good bet that some of them are fake as well."


    No evidence whatsoever just lib media spin, I demand this gets moved to bias media forum damnit.

    EDIT: "A good bet"????? WTF kind of journalism is THAT???
    Actually, Romney does have fake twitter followers:

    From Web Pro News:

    A new tool from Status People allows anyone to look at the breakdown of followers of any Twitter users to see how many are “fake,” “inactive,” and “good.” [...]Mitt Romney, on the other hand, only has 900,000 followers total. Only 16% of those are fake, according to the tool. That amounts to around 144,000 phantom followers.

    From Arstechnica:

    More than 15 percent of Mitt Romney's Twitter followers may be generated by paid services that use fake accounts to artificially inflate the number of people subscribed to the presumptive Republican nominee for US president, according to a new report.


    From Russia Today (1st quote) and NBC News (second quote):

    "Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney made headlines with his Twitter account earlier this month after it was discovered that the presumptive GOP nominee for president magically accumulated more than 100,000 new social networking followers in only a single short weekend."

    "Barracuda Labs decided to look closely at the data, as part of a larger investigation of purchased Twitter followers. After analyzing Romney's 152,966 newest followers (as of July 26, when they collected the data), the conclusion was inescapable: A huge proportion of them were almost certainly fake."


    Either way, who really cares. It just shows how sad both candidates are that they need fake Twitter followers.
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    Re: Obama has millions of fake Twitter followers

    Since i guess the followers known as twits matter to some people, so perhaps we should do the numbers here. let us say the news is right that obama has 70 percent fake twitter followers. That would leave him with over 5 million real followers. I don't really give a ****, but that would seem to be a lot more than Mitt has after buying his followers.

    Don't worry, Mitt has far more twits following him IRL than obama could ever get.

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    Re: Obama has millions of fake Twitter followers

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Twitter doesn't care at the moment.
    Actually twitter does care. It actually helps them to say "we have this many accounts" despite the fact that lots of those accounts are fake, inactive, roleplayers, or basically not real people. This is why there is little to no effort made to verify accounts aside from an email address that can be just as fake. Still, i will worry about all of this the day they let people vote with twitter accounts.

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    Re: Obama has millions of fake Twitter followers

    Why does anyone care about this story? Good grief.

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    Re: Obama has millions of fake Twitter followers

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Invisible View Post
    Actually, Romney does have fake twitter followers:

    From Web Pro News:




    From Arstechnica:

    More than 15 percent of Mitt Romney's Twitter followers may be generated by paid services that use fake accounts to artificially inflate the number of people subscribed to the presumptive Republican nominee for US president, according to a new report.


    From Russia Today (1st quote) and NBC News (second quote):

    "Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney made headlines with his Twitter account earlier this month after it was discovered that the presumptive GOP nominee for president magically accumulated more than 100,000 new social networking followers in only a single short weekend."

    "Barracuda Labs decided to look closely at the data, as part of a larger investigation of purchased Twitter followers. After analyzing Romney's 152,966 newest followers (as of July 26, when they collected the data), the conclusion was inescapable: A huge proportion of them were almost certainly fake."


    Either way, who really cares. It just shows how sad both candidates are that they need fake Twitter followers.
    I thought this thread was about the Kenyan's fake followers.

    Way to go ... hijack a thead. Here's a thought ... start a thread about Romney's fakes.

    Seems to me that I read somewhere in the rules something about staying on topic. I could be wrong because I have old-timers disease.

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    Re: Obama has millions of fake Twitter followers

    The Kenyan. ... now thats falling down funny.
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    Re: Obama has millions of fake Twitter followers

    The very name, Twitter, is uneasy to me..


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    Re: Obama has millions of fake Twitter followers

    Anyone who has a twitter account should be castrated.
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