Sydney radio presenters branded "Twitter wankers"

Sydney breakfast radio presenters Kyle Sandilands and Jackie O have been given the title of “Twitter wankers”, accused of artificially boosting the number of their Twitter followers.

CEO of Twitter marketing company, Leon Hill, said in a statement to Sydney’s Daily Telegraph that the Twitter fraud was apparent when the 2DayFM crew endured a growth of 30,000 followers in only 18 hours.

“It was immediately apparent that most of the people following their account were fake,” said Hill, who claims the radio presenters are using a computer program to create fake accounts and then follow their own.

“Almost none have photos, little to no updates and the ones that were updating were doing so with either their name, or an illegible grouping of letters.”

“It’s blatant spam and shows they’re nothing but Twitter wankers,” he said.

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