Normally when one invokes shenanigans on the Twitter, it's the Twitterer and not the follower that's not the genuine article. And while there are plenty of fake Twitter accounts for Newt and other public personalities, it seems in Newt's case the fakery is placed squarely on his 1.3 million twitter followers.
Just this last month Newt was chiding the press as he touted his massive collection of 1.3M Twitter followers as compared to the 85,000 combined following of Mitt Romney and Michele Bachmann.But that massive following of Twitter followers comes at a price. Seriously. There's an actual price tag for those followers. More details at Gawker.com.