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Romney takes a Facebook beating

13 November 2012, 12:49

Cape Town – The former governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney, who was a few days ago popular on Facebook and among some voters, is losing thousands of friends on the social network.

News24 monitored Romney and US President Barack Obama’s Facebook pages on Monday.

At 12:00, Romney had 12 042 344 ‘Likes’ on Facebook while Obama had 33 249 154. By 12:30 Romney lost 32 followers on Facebook while Obama gained 921 followers.

In a recent like count for Romney on the webpage dissappearingromney.com he lost more than 10 000 followers on Facebook in one day.

Mashable.com reported in the three days after Romney conceded the Presidential election to Barack Obama, more than 50 000 users unliked his page.

Although Romney and Obama both gained followers on Facebook throughout the election, Romney’s followers started to decline as soon as he conceded the election.

On the social network Twitter Romney’s followers also declined. At 12:00 he had 1 770 297 followers and by 12:30 his followers declined to 1 770 283.

While Obama, who had 23 199 964 followers on Twitter, gained 1 247 followers. 

- News24

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