This group has been putting out the following messsage on Twitter: “Vote for Biofortified in Ashoka Changemakers contest”.
A Monsanto PR operator has discreetlyÂ done the same and now the votes for Biofortified have suddenly exploded, more than doubling in a matter of hours in a completely unprecedented pattern.
Uh, I hate to say this, but the surge in votes is thanks to ME, not some obscure tweet on twitter, and I am not a “Monsanto PR operator”, nor is Biofortified a tool of Monsanto. And all I did is point people in the right direction.
Also, the pattern isn’t at all unprecedented. We see it all the time here on Pharyngula.