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Mitt Romney Accused of Buying Twitter Followers

Jul 23, 2012 by Mia Trovato

Mitt Romney’s Twitter account is creating controversy not because of any actual tweets, but because of a sudden and dramatic spike in followers. 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. The Twitter tracking site noticed the extraordinary growth, and folks in the Twitterverse immediately began tweeting their own theories. Here’s one: “That awkward moment when people notice Mitt Romney has been buying followers.”

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