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Sun Nov 18, 2012, 10:58 AM

Romney's fake Twitter accounts

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/nov/18/fake-twitter-accounts-romney-obama?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+theguardian%2Fmedia%2Frss+%28Media%29

"26.9% of Romney's 150,000 newest followers had fewer than two followers. For other accounts of similar size, only 9.6% of new followers had fewer than two followers themselves. The median number of followers for Romney's new followers was five, whereas the median for the comparison group was 27. This represents a stark and statistically significant difference. If you are a statistics nerd, like us, you might want to know that the p-value on this was 0.0000. For the rest of the world, this means that there is, essentially, a 0% chance that the underlying characteristics of Romney's followers are actually the same as the comparison users."

Phantom followers have a way of haunting campaigns.

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leftyohiolib Nov 2012 #1

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Sun Nov 18, 2012, 11:41 AM

1. verification of what we already knew

 

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