Fol­lowing his suc­cessful use of Twitter in the 2008 US pres­i­den­tial elec­tion cam­paign, Barack Obama is seen by many polit­ical pun­dits as the king of social media. But according to a new analysis of the Twit­ter­verse, US con­ser­v­a­tives have fought back and may now pos­sess an online net­work that is better organ­ised to spread their message.

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