How many of Gingrich's Twitter followers are real?

One social media company reports Gingrich’s Twitter followers are bunk. PeekYou, a company that analyzes Twitter data, says only 8 percent of Gingrich’s followers are real, as opposed to spam, private or business accounts. It was the lowest number the team had ever seen by 5 percent.

“We have seen some pretty low ‘Consumer Ratios’ in our testing, but Newt Gingrich’s was the lowest we had ever seen,” said PeekYou CEO and founder Michael Hussey in a press release. “At first, we actually thought it might have been a bug on our side, but a quick manual look at the data showed our analysis was true.”…

However, others maintain Gingrich’s followers are for real…

Hathaway said Gingrich checks in “at a healthy 71.72,” which would make him third among presidential candidates, bested only by Barack Obama and Herman Cain.