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Roy Moore Sees Spike In Twitter Followers From Russia, Most Of Them Bots

Roy Moore, the Republican Senate candidate for Alabama, has seen a spike in Twitter followers from followers according to the Montgomery Advertiser.

Roy Moore, the Republican Senate candidate for Alabama, has seen a spike in Twitter followers from followers according to the Montgomery Advertiser.

At least 1,100 Russian-language accounts followed Republican U.S. Senate nominee Roy Moore's Twitter account over the past few days. Moore’s team says they want to know why. We had absolutely nothing to do with this,” said Drew Messer, a spokesman for the campaign, on Monday. “We’ve never purchased followers or dummy ads on Twitter. We’ve asked Twitter to look into this.” The increase helped push Moore’s following on Twitter from about 27,000 accounts on Friday to over 47,000, ahead of Democratic nominee Doug Jones, who has about 39,000 followers on Twitter.

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