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Mitt Romney Denies Buying 150,000 Twitter Followers

July 23rd, 2012 by Hunter Schwarz

140Elect, which tracks Twitter during the campaign, noticed that despite the rise in followers, there was no corresponding increase in Twitter mentions or retweets. “Personally, I think this is too obvious for the Romney campaign to have done,” Zach Green of 140Elect said. “It’s more likely somebody is trying to plant a story to embarrass him. The question then is: who controls 100,000+ Twitter accounts like this?”

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