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This article was published on January 22, 2015

President Obama follows the wrong David Cameron on Twitter

President Obama follows the wrong David Cameron on Twitter

David Cameron proudly declared earlier this month that Barack Obama calls him ‘bro’, but it seems the President’s not as close to him as he thinks. With the help of SocialRank, we discovered that Obama does follow a David Cameron, it’s just not the right one.

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A quick double-check using the DoesFollow tool confirms that Obama isn’t among Cameron’s followers, despite the Prime Minister following him. An entirely different David Cameron gets that honor.

Instead of following @david_cameron, the Prime Minister’s official personal account, Organizing For Actionwhich runs Obama’s account – has been watching the tweets of @davidcameron, who lives in Oregon and uses an image from Back To The Future II as his profile picture.

@BarackObama’s handlers aren’t the only ones to have got confused. Poor @davidcameron’s mentions are full of people castigating him for things they don’t like about the British Prime Minister. Stephen Fry also follows the ‘wrong’ Cameron.


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