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Rachel Maddow Busted Using Multiple Fake Twitter Accounts To Boost Mentions Of Her Show
Twitter ^ | 3/1/13 | @LeftyBollocks

Posted on 03/01/2013 8:36:47 PM PST by icwhatudo

A poster on Twitter, upon seeing what he thought were very similar posts referencing MSNBC host Rachel Maddow's show, did some searching and found out that Maddow has been using phony twitter accounts to boost her "mentions" on the popular website.

As can be seen by screenshots collected by a tweeter named @LeftyBollocks, Maddow has massive amount of accounts posting the exact same claim that "Confession: I yell at my TV while watching Rachel #Maddow talk about filibuster reform in the same way most people do during football."

With so many supposedly unique accounts mentioning her name, the term #Maddow has quickly risen to the top of trending topics on twitter-something @LeftyBollocks found odd since her show has so few viewers.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: fakebutaccurate; madcow; madcowdisease; maddow; maddowtwitter; msnbc; pravdamedia; rachelmadcow; rachelmaddow; twitter
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This leads to the obvious question of whether Maddow is also somehow able to "game the system" to fake the number of viewers her program has. If she is, she is doing a terrible job of it.
1 posted on 03/01/2013 8:36:58 PM PST by icwhatudo
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To: icwhatudo

A moonbat committing fraud ? Say it ain’t so.


2 posted on 03/01/2013 8:39:26 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: icwhatudo

bttt


3 posted on 03/01/2013 8:39:51 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: icwhatudo

Bath-House does the same thing.

JEEZE! These commies are sloppy.


4 posted on 03/01/2013 8:40:23 PM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: icwhatudo

She is her only biggest fan


5 posted on 03/01/2013 8:41:52 PM PST by Blue Highway
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Non issue. Happens ALL the time in the twitter world. Millions of fake accounts out there being used to generate “social signals” for the search engines.


6 posted on 03/01/2013 8:41:59 PM PST by tenger (It's a good thing we don't get all the government we pay for. -Will Rogers)
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To: icwhatudo

Just as it is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open, it is also impossible to be an honest collectivist.


7 posted on 03/01/2013 8:42:33 PM PST by lurk
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To: Blue Highway

She hates men so much all the fake accounts are females.


8 posted on 03/01/2013 8:44:33 PM PST by JohnnyP
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To: icwhatudo

Good post!!!


9 posted on 03/01/2013 8:44:53 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: tenger

Fake but accurate? LOL


10 posted on 03/01/2013 8:46:46 PM PST by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: tenger

It’s still dishonorable and embarrassing when a media figure like Rach gets caught in the act. Well, in that act, that is.


11 posted on 03/01/2013 8:46:46 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: icwhatudo

Note the nomenclature. It looks like only six or seven out of all those first names and last names are what us old farts would consider to be serious names rather than statements or pretensions or simply random syllables.


12 posted on 03/01/2013 8:48:02 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: icwhatudo

Madcow will deny it all and, without offering any proof, claim it was done by hateful, mean-spirited conservatives to make her look bad. The “media” will take her at her word, and without bothering to back-check her claim, report only what she says about the “incident”. Then it will go down the memory-hole, never to be seen or heard about again, and the “culprits” will never be “caught”. This is how the “media” operate today.


13 posted on 03/01/2013 8:48:38 PM PST by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: Blue Highway
Re: "She is her only biggest fan."

She???? Looks more like a He to me.

14 posted on 03/01/2013 8:52:03 PM PST by Cribb (Home of Conservatism - America's middle class.)
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To: Jet Jaguar
DanRiehl (‏@DanRiehl on Twitter) just picked up the story with a link to FR.

http://riehlworldview.com/?p=28408

15 posted on 03/01/2013 8:52:26 PM PST by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

ping


16 posted on 03/01/2013 8:53:34 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks icwhatudo.


17 posted on 03/01/2013 8:55:50 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Cribb

He does seem rather effeminate.


18 posted on 03/01/2013 8:57:33 PM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: icwhatudo

19 posted on 03/01/2013 8:59:03 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: icwhatudo

Looks like Madder has some ‘splainin’ to do.


20 posted on 03/01/2013 8:59:47 PM PST by Jane Long
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To: SunkenCiv

Thanks for hitting the ping list! I wonder how she will weasel out of this one? My guess: “MSNBC pays for promotional yada yada yada...just like every other yada yada yada...I had no control yada yada yada”


21 posted on 03/01/2013 8:59:47 PM PST by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: Liberty Valance

Before the sex change operation ? What a shame.


22 posted on 03/01/2013 9:04:33 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: icwhatudo

What a lesbo! Er..I mean Manbo...er...nevermind


23 posted on 03/01/2013 9:06:04 PM PST by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: icwhatudo

Sounds like a potential Newsbusters story, PJ, Wonder if the DUmmies will rush to their guy’s defense.


24 posted on 03/01/2013 9:06:22 PM PST by Charles Henrickson (Approaching my fifty-tenth birthday, on March 7.)
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To: icwhatudo; PJ-Comix

Sounds like a potential Newsbusters story, PJ, Wonder if the DUmmies will rush to their guy’s defense.


25 posted on 03/01/2013 9:06:49 PM PST by Charles Henrickson (Approaching my fifty-tenth birthday, on March 7.)
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To: icwhatudo

Sweet


26 posted on 03/01/2013 9:07:34 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: tenger

How long does it take to set up enough accounts to effect the numbers? It seems like you could do that all day and it would be a drop in the bucket. Do they automate it?


27 posted on 03/01/2013 9:16:14 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Charles Henrickson

Agreed.


28 posted on 03/01/2013 9:17:35 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Flycatcher

Raymond Mildew

29 posted on 03/01/2013 9:19:32 PM PST by Charles Henrickson (Approaching my fifty-tenth birthday, on March 7.)
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To: Liberty Valance

She looks pretty in that picture.


30 posted on 03/01/2013 9:19:55 PM PST by funfan
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To: funfan; Lazamataz

Laz would make a real woman of her.


31 posted on 03/01/2013 9:23:59 PM PST by Charles Henrickson (Approaching my fifty-tenth birthday, on March 7.)
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To: funfan

You mean pretty much like a man.


32 posted on 03/01/2013 9:24:32 PM PST by twister881
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To: icwhatudo

“Twitter-turfing” ?


33 posted on 03/01/2013 10:35:43 PM PST by 1-Eagle (B.Franklin: "A Republic...if you can keep it." Let us all resolve to be Keepers!)
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To: icwhatudo

In all fairness, since we understand the word and the left doesn’t, it could be an employee or employee’s doing that without her knowledge. Heck it could be her boss.


34 posted on 03/02/2013 2:49:49 AM PST by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: icwhatudo
Unless this LeftyBullocks person has made a big deal out of this somewhere, a google search for rachel maddow + fake + twitter, within the past 24 hours, says that your initial post here is more or less the official scoop on this. This was the only link last night.

FRiends, this thread isn't just us bitching amongst ourselves in a little "No Girls Allowed" treehouse. Many blogs are linking here.

35 posted on 03/02/2013 5:19:30 AM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: jiggyboy
Dag nabbit I used the link from the wrong window. rachel maddow + twitter + fake
36 posted on 03/02/2013 5:25:16 AM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: jiggyboy
Keep in mind Maddow recently admitted using edited video to attack Republicans so it seems this "fake, but accurate" meme is typical with this MSNBC host.

Sigh... NBC was more enjoyable back when they only secretly planted explosives in pickup trucks to show how dangerous side gas tanks are.

37 posted on 03/02/2013 5:58:35 AM PST by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: icwhatudo

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38 posted on 03/02/2013 6:02:47 AM PST by sergeantdave
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To: icwhatudo

Ha, Mark Levin just tweeted on this, it’s bubbling all the way to the top of the VRWC.


39 posted on 03/02/2013 6:11:55 AM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: JohnnyP

Fellow dykes give that strapodicktomite street cred.

Seriously, would any decent, rational, intelligent male give that man-wannabe a second look? Other than to say, ‘make sure you check the windshield wiper fluid and air in the tires’.


40 posted on 03/02/2013 6:20:36 AM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: icwhatudo

Proof that she has not figured out how to fake her ratings. She has more fake twitters than viewers. If her ratings ever approach her number of fake twitters we will know that she has figured out how to fake her ratings.


41 posted on 03/02/2013 6:24:03 AM PST by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: sergeantdave

It’s certainly a lot easier to pay shills than to put the effort into checking facts (it’s pretty bad to be called out by The Nation) and making an honest show, or having to twist facts every day to suit their ideological agenda. But apparently doctoring audio and video is easy and fun and cheap too.

The show where she ran that four-second clip 100-plus times of Rubio drinking water must have been the highlight of her career and the show’s bottom line.


42 posted on 03/02/2013 6:29:46 AM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: jiggyboy
Nothing personal to anyone here but if you have time to watch that ddingbat Maddow, you need to get a different hobby. She, like Crissy, “leg tingles”, Mathews is an attention seeker. She's not getting mine.
43 posted on 03/02/2013 6:34:58 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: Progov

Ha, I don’t even get MSNBC here. I just see clips on Newsbusters once in a while. I’d bet more people see and hear MSNBC’s absurdities via Newsbusters, Rush Limbaugh, National Review, et al than actually watch the show.


44 posted on 03/02/2013 6:39:28 AM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Charles Henrickson
DONE.
45 posted on 03/02/2013 6:58:45 AM PST by PJ-Comix (Beware the Rip in the Space/Time Continuum)
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To: icwhatudo

You would think Raymond Mildew would try to bind her twits.


46 posted on 03/02/2013 7:06:20 AM PST by Charles Henrickson (Approaching my fifty-tenth birthday, on March 7.)
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To: icwhatudo; Jim Robinson

Whoooo Hoooo This is linked on Drudge! Great job!


47 posted on 03/02/2013 8:44:57 AM PST by GregNH (If you are unable to fight, please find a good place to hide.)
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To: icwhatudo
Welcome Drudge readers!

Be interesting to see the denials from Maddow, about how it wasn't her and people don't understand how twitter works etc etc.

Interesting the bots all of sudden stopped posting her spam a few hours ago after the story started to break big. Maybe her fingers got tired or maybe it was a one day contract.

For someone calling Scalia "a troll", its hilarious she got busted using them.

48 posted on 03/02/2013 8:46:35 AM PST by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: icwhatudo

Wow, this guy really likes himself!


49 posted on 03/02/2013 8:51:50 AM PST by phxazbob
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To: icwhatudo

50 posted on 03/02/2013 9:00:27 AM PST by nhwingut (This tagline is for lease)
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