Mitt Romney Sees Sudden Unexplained Spike in Twitter Followers
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s Twitter account saw two sudden and massive spikes in new followers over the weekend.
The spikes were first noticed by Zach Green of 140elect.com, a blog which monitors Twitter trends relating to the 2012 presidential election.
According to Green’s data, Romney “was gaining around 3000-4000 new followers per day for the past month,” then his account suddenly got 23,926 new followers on Friday, 93,054 on Saturday and 25,432 on Sunday:
Green’s analysis indicates that Romney hasn’t seen a noticeable uptick in other metrics, such as mentions, which would suggest Romney was getting these followers organically:
Green suggested that somebody else may have bought the new followers for Romney to embarrass the campaign.
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