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Fading US presidential candidate and conservative darling Newton "Newt" Leroy Gingrich denies that a high percentage of his 1.3 million Twitter followers are bought-and-paid-for fakes, despite reports – and alleged evidence – to the contrary. "We've never utilized firms, agencies, or outside organizations to inflate Newt's …

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Can't resist the obvious comment

Only natural, since Gingrich himself is 99.44% fake.

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sorry.

I used to have a pet salamander, I called him Tiny because he was mynewt.

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Oh come on...

n/t

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Hmm...

isn't the real story here that the number of actual Twitter users is some (possible small) fraction of that claimed?

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What!

"I have six times as many Twitter followers as all the other candidates combined, but it didn't count because if it counted I'd still be a candidate; since I can't be a candidate that can't count,"

Run that by me again. This time use English.

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Sorry but seriously...

Who gives a f**k? seriously who cares!!

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What I want to know is

How can I sell being a Twitter follower and how much will I get paid?

Have to be a large amount to follow Newt of course but what are the bids?

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8 percent human?

""Out of Newt's 1.3 million followers only 8 percent (2 percent less than claimed in recent media reports), are identified by our algorithm as humans""

However, 84% were identified as registered Republican voters.

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That's not funny!

We lost the lovin' feeling for Newt a long time ago after the Contract for America was found to be the same Hope and Change we have now.

Vaporware.

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I thought it was contract on America.

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FAIL

She turned me into a newt

But I got better

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Newt ceased to be a GOP "Darling"

about the time he divorced his wife who was dying of cancer so he could marry a staffer.

He's still an egghead and can be interesting to listen to, but like most eggheads, is very hit or miss on ideas. The good ones are great, but the bad ones are truly horrendous. And without the restraints of being the GOP leader in the House, his hit to miss ratio has massively decreased.

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