We’ve written about the rise of fake Twitter followers a few times here before. Last year, for instance, when questions were raised about then Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich’s million plus follower count. Some thought he had bought them, a claim that was denied. We looked at the ways people acquired these followers here.
What has become very clear about buying followers is that anyone doing a check up on who your thousands of followers actually are will soon discover that you are a phony, was how Lisa Devaney put it.
That doesn’t, however, seemed to have stopped people engaging in the practice including it seems former Conservative parliamentary candidate Mark Clarke.