I’ve been following Tweets referencing the election in New Brunswick and it seems to be there is a fairly tight group of folks doing most of the commenting. I heard back in 2006 the parties were paying people to comment on blogs, online newspapers, etc. – maybe that extends to Twitter as well.
That’s fine with me. Companies pay people to monitor and prop up their brand via social media, why not politicial parties?
It’s caveat emptor for those looking for an objective view on the election, however.