Bust: Cory Booker’s 790,000+ fake Twitter followers

By Yaël Ossowski | Special to Watchdog.org LYNSIE LEE: Cory Booker’s DM Twitter friend. After Twitter-savvy Newark Mayor Cory Booker‘s TMZ moment with a Portland stripper, the campaign for New Jersey’s special U.S. Senate election has focused in on the micro-blogging service. While Booker’s Twitter influence can’t be denied, it turns out it can be somewhat overblown. Out of Booker’s 1.4 million followers on the social media sharing website, over 795,000 are either fake or inactive, meaning they’re stagnant accounts with no tweets or activities, according to social media tracker StatusPeople.com. A StatusPeople analysis reveals Cory Booker’s Twitter followers aren’t so real as they seem. Many online […]