Today the Salem Statesman Journal has a story about how a candidate for the state legislature, Chuck Lee, seems to be buying Facebook likes.
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Naturally that got me curious about where the Statesman Journal's Facebook "likes" come from.
After a bit of Googling I found an informative story, "Facebook's new geographic data exposes tons of phony likes."
That led me to SocialBakers.com, where I was able to get some free statistics on the location of the Statesman Journal's "likers."
Hmmmm. Seems kind of suspicious that 926 people in Brazil and 429 in India, along with folks scattered around many other countries, have such a fondness for our local paper.
But the Statesman Journal wouldn't publish a story critical of someone buying Facebook likes if it was doing the same thing, would it?
Well, maybe. I suggest the Statesman Journal assign an investigative reporter to look into this.