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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.
Earlier this year, people associated with the Romney campaign were caught making fake Bill Clinton as well as Joe Biden as well as other accounts on Twitter. However, now the Romney Twitter feed appears filled with fake accounts as well. Coming so close on the heels of reports that Romney is failing to effectively use social media such as twitter, and trails behind the president in the social media environment, it is clear that Romney is having a problem.
Look at the names and handles of Mitt Romney's fake tweeps and it is obvious they are computer generated. Mitt Romney buying fake twitter followers.
Every time i refresh he gets 50 or so new followers. Most followers are following exactly 4 people. Most have no tweets or one generic quote tweet from a semifamous person.
The tweets these people have made are almost all done in the last minute or so for the new additions to the list.
While that is evidence of nothing, it certainly is suspicious.
Some don't even make sense:
This person has a female name, a single tweet using a