Hilarious. You can buy fake twitter followers but the “supplier” outs you as proof of the quality of their service.

I came across an article in the New York Times (it’s a few months old but I was checking some social media tactics in politics and this was one of the top search results). The article explains how celebrities and politicians buy Twitter followers and contained a link to one such “service provider”. The capture above is part of this person’s pitch, where they brag about the quality of their service… outing their customers. I suppose that probably defeats the purpose of the “investment”?

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