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    By The Number: A herd of Twitter followers

    579,800

    That’s about how many followers the @DevinCow parody Twitter account gained after US Representative Devin Nunes of California filed a $25 million lawsuit against the social media company and some of its users for alleged defamation and negligence on Tuesday. At the time of the filing, according to court documents, the @DevinCow account had 1,204 followers. By Wednesday, the account’s popularity far exceeded the congressman’s own 397,000 followers.

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