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Of Obama’s 19 Million Twitter Followers, 70% Are Fake.

Written by Gary North on August 28, 2012

Did you know that you can buy Twitter followers really cheap? I mean for a penny each.

Obama’s campaign knows. A recent article in the New York Times reports that 70% of his are fake. The campaign bought them.

Why do people who are not running for President buy fake followers? To make them look more influential than they really are.

It is not well known that you can buy fake followers. Word has not gotten out. But, slowly, an article here and a video there are alerting Twitter users that some of the Big Poo-Bahs are really Minor Poo-Bahs. Some big-name entertainers are maybe not so big.

I don’t get it. If someone likes what I write, and they are on my Twitter page to get updates, I’m in favor of it. I write five articles a day for this site. Maybe someone wants to find out through Twitter.

If I could get 10,000 people to read what I say every day on my DrGaryNorth Twitter account, and I could do this by adding 100,000 Twitter names by buying them cheap, I would do it. But it would be a waste of money if nobody on the new list ever read my posts.

So, if you see the number of my followers jump, it’s not because I am trying to impress you. It’s because I’m testing a new marketing strategy.

Market tests are smart. Fake names are not.

If I test it, and it works, I’ll tell you. I am here to share good information.

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47 thoughts on “Of Obama’s 19 Million Twitter Followers, 70% Are Fake.

  1. Newt Gingrich tried the same con early in his campaign. Most of the ad clicks on Facebook that Mark Zuckerberg used to convince big investors that FB was a sure thing were made by bots. It's almost toxic how much Americans are lied to on a daily basis.

  2. John Beach says:

    It does beg the question why anyone, knowing the truth about himself, would delude himself into believing that, by deceit, he can be something that he is not. "This, above all, to thine own self, be true." It is in being true to ourselves that we realize the importance of being true to others. It is a fundamental of relationship, honesty. The fact is that, receiving the power of a 100% mandate would not increase his personal ability one iota to accomplish for the American people what needs to be accomplished in order to give them the ability to provide for themselves. He has proved that bypassing congress can be done anyway. It is first knowing what needs to be done and then having the willpower to do it. Lacking these, failure is the province of every man.

  3. Fake Twitter supporters dosen't surprise me. For the past 2+ yeaars me and couple of my friends have joined the Obama sites, facebook and twitter to bait them into some really funny, hard to comprehend and stupid dialogue. We always remain as friendlies to read their mind set and bait them. Other than noticing much ignoranance about American history, basic Civics and Math, we found that all too many trurly do know they have been dupped and Obama is not who he said he was. The really said part is, too many just don't care as Obama will remain their guy..they believe he be slick slick and smart especially about not releasing his documents especially the real birth certificate. It is called make them prove a negative chasing what isn't because what is isn't there.
    Many have two serious concerns, one is about losing their government free stuff and tthe other is that their money will have to be shared with Mexicans because they are ignorant and breed like rats.
    I'm sure the Democrats are pround of this voter base. I consider them the true useful idiots that Marxist-Lennist sought until they became useless.

  4. Twitter = what's Twitter? A huge waste of time!! Just like Ovomit!!

  5. half of every thing a politition says is a lie if it's a dumocrap it goes to 100%

  6. Isn't that bad that youhave to make up the number of followers just to make yourself look good. He got his slogan for this country all wrong, it should have said our only hope is change in 2012

  7. vaquerobob says:

    Obama got himself elected the first time by employing the Goebbels method:
    “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”
    – Joseph Goebbels, Minister of Propaganda and National Enlightenment, Nazi Germany

  8. DaveNTejas says:

    Just like everything else about Obamma!

  9. Twitter followers are hardly a measure of success even when you get your followers organically. I have a Twitter following of over 25,000 and I'm lucky if 100 click through to read the stories from my site in a day.

  10. All LIES ALL THE TIME. quite sick of it, really. So easy to turn off the news on the 'net now.

  11. President oboner is an Enemy of the State. He is a dedicated Marxist. GO SEE "2016 obama's America." It will send chills down you spine.

  12. mathis1689 says:

    Doesn't surprise me that his Twitter followers are as fake as his birth certificate. The only authentic thing about Obama is that he authentically worships himself.

  13. we the people,who are the real government,we know 70% of the treasonous communist traders tweets are fake,SO IS OVOMIT/DEVIL,the ineligble communist musmutt is fake to,we the people,have known the ineligible pile of camel dung{sorry camel dung}is lucifer,1st ovomit ignored a georgia supreme court subpoens{treason}2nd ovomit sent additional throops to afganistan without congress approval{treason}3rd ovomit has a social security card that belongs to a dead connecticut person{felony/fraud/treason}4th ovomit has all his records sealed/hidden and spends millions to keep them sealed/hidden we the people like to know a little about the person were voting for,we can,t do that with sealed/hidden recorde{treason against we the people,and the constitiuion}5th ovomit has a live birth form,which isn,t a legal birthcertificate{treason/illegal alien/fraud/felony}6th ovomits father was born in kenyan,making the treasonous trader ineligible to hold any politicial office{treason}god bless ron paul,sheiff joe and cold case posse,brian terry and family,chuck norris,frank serpcio,and all american veternas/citizens.one nation under god

  14. he is fake in everything.. so what else is new!!!!!

  15. Why should this be a surprise. His teleprompter words are fake, his book is full of fake stories, his administration is full of fakes, the Hope and Change is fake, his religion is fake, his love for our Constitution and laws is fake, his job creations are fake, the green jobs are fake, the green energy is fake, global warming is fake and his Cheshire Cat grin is just as fake.

  16. Romney and Ryan's religions are both 100% fake. Cannot even agree on which is the right fake.

  17. Watch them pull the same stunt with ballots on election day….

  18. evermyrtle says:

    To thine own self be true, this means that you have to know what “to be true” means, if you don’t have an inkling what true means you cannot “be true to thine own self.” He has not a clue! I believe he thinks he is true to himself but is failing out of ignorance, he is his own worse enemy!!!

  19. Fake Twitter followers, fake book about past, fake birth certificate on White House website, fake pictures with mother, etc. Unknown issues with Bar application, Social Security Number, and Selective Service Registration. The only thing w
    e know for real about Mr. Obama is the damage he has inflicted on the United States since taking the office of POTUS in Jan 2009 (which we still do not know if he is even eligible to be POTUS).
    What a travesty this whole country has become.

  20. It would be real treat for everybody in the entire USA to turn out for the election and then have somebody do a little math to see how many more votes there were over and above the census report.

  21. mr_bad_example says:

    i have one follower on twitter, and i think it's fake. i use twitter to "tweek" obama via twitter, just "neener neener neener, where's your REAL birth cert" and stuff like that. i have been blocked from commenting on obama's youtube account, google is owned by soros, big whoop, i still have anti-obama videos on youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWJvnetYc5k

  22. mr_bad_example says:

    nail on the head, you are a carpenter, right?

  23. obama is a fake should it should stand to reason that most of his so-called supporters are fake also.

  24. 2WarAbnVet says:

    At this late stage, nothing about that arrogant, smug, narcissistic creature comes as a surprise.


  26. Is there anything that he does or says not fake or a lie? Why people do not and can not see through Obama is beyond me.
    Woe be unto us if he gets a second term to destroy the America we know and love.

  27. gvhparkridge says:

    Most Obama supporters can’t type with one hand hanging from a tree

  28. That's because Obama is a charismatic fraud, that's why.

  29. When you have such a contradiction of a Christian Abortionist, why is it surprising to learn a man would want to portray an alternate reality?

  30. Facebook is just as bad.

  31. With all that is going in Washington these days some things don’t make the news the way they should. Fourteen days ago President Obama issued an Executive Order that you should know about. This order gives an unprecedented level of authority to the President and the federal government to take over all the fundamental parts of our economy – in the name of national security – in times of national emergency.

    This means all of our water resources, construction services and materials (steel, concrete, etc.), our civil transportation system, food and health resources, our energy supplies including oil and natural gas – even farm equipment – can be taken over by the President and his cabinet secretaries. The Government can also draft U.S. citizens into the military and force U.S. citizens to fulfill "labor requirements" for the purposes of "national defense." There is not even any Congressional oversight, only briefings are required.

    By issuing this as an Executive Order the President puts the federal government above the law, which, in a democracy, is never supposed to happen.

  32. mr_bad_example says:

    look at the top, that E.O. is 5 months old… March 16, 2012…

  33. hanginjudge says:

    So he buys fake Twitter followers, he has a fake BC, he has a fake Nobel Prize and he buys his voter base. Anyone see a pattern here?

  34. texasbyrd says:

    Isn't that about the same ratio as the fake voters who elected hiM? Mickey Mouse, Tony Romo, and the many name that were discovered at election time?

  35. Would you like to explain what you mean by Romney and Ryan's religions are both 100% fake? Romney is Mormon and Ryan is Catholic. Please tell us all how these 2 religions are fake. I am Catholic like Ryan – I had no idea that I was following a fake religion for 48 yrs now! Fill me in on what is fake about what I've been believing in for so long? Also let me know what religion is not fake to you. If you don't believe in Jesus, then that is fine; but don't cut up 2 religions that are based on beliefs that pose absolutely no harm or threats to others. These 2 religions teach to treat others with love and kindness, while some religions teach that is okay to kill others, including the unborn.

    Even as a follower of a Christian faith (both Mormon and Catholic faiths are Christian faiths) I do not consider the Jewish faith to be fake. There may be a fundamental difference, but it does not make it a fake religion.

  36. DOnt forget the family dogs Fido and Fluffy voted too.

  37. Oh yes, they will absolutely try to pull the same stunt on election day. It is the only way they will be able to keep the jerk in office! And the sad thing is that nothing will be done about it! It makes so sick that voter fraud was evident in the last election, and no one did anything about it. We are losing our freedom, we are losing our rights! This man is a not a president, he is a dictator and it is getting scarey!!!

  38. lawnorder says:

    Like his twitters, Obama is a fake, a phony, and a fraud.

  39. no i've seen enough of history to know that "obamanation " look to be the next hitler or stalin butlacks the courage or stamnia to go into a hot zone to exzort his mem in combat

  40. Breaking: IL Republican Delegation in Tampa Accepts Sponsorship
    Gift from ‘Gay’ Activist Group Trying to Drive ‘Hate-filled, Homophobic’
    Chick-fil-A Out of Illinois.

    Romney’s IL campaign chief Dan Rutherford says offended
    pro-family conservatives “can go someplace else and drink”

  41. Roscoe Bonifitucci says:

    Makes sense…Obama is about 70% Fake!

  42. I bet people like Nancy Pelosi (aka the wicked witch of the west) Harry Reid, Barney Frank, Hillary Clinton are in the 70% fake. Thats what they are FAKES

  43. Observant_One says:

    Amen!! A device to waste time and energy better spent doing something more useful. And society considers alcoholism a problem, it hasn't seen anything yet.

  44. Danno, that's what propaganda is. Some of us shrug, smile and call it "marketing". These people voted for OBAMA. Got the message? GBA!!!

  45. Observant_One says:

    Doesn't it make one wonder, maybe just a little bit, how such a large percentage of the electorate could be fooled into voting for this fraud. Could it be possible that the Fourth Estate took the biggest dive in their exsistence by not vetting this candidate. The Fourth Estate has seriously failed its purpose for their existence. Boooo, hisssss!!

  46. Observant_One says:

    We have a splendid opportunity to fix this problem on November 6, 2012!

  47. richard holmes says:

    obooboy is a fake except when it comes to lying. He is right on the spot with his lying.