Tony Abbott and clickfarms

(Background for Americans: Tony Abbott is Australia’s conservative Prime Minister. If you think of him as a creepier, Catholic, George W. Bush, you aren’t that far off.)

A dumbass Australian page, Bondi Hipsters, pointed out recently that the biggest demographic of likers of Tony Abbott’s Facebook page is 18-34 year olds in New Delhi. The caption on the photo asked whether Tony Abbott is buying Facebook likes.

It’s possible that he is. However, we already know that popular pages get lots of likes from clickfarms even if they aren’t paying for them. See for example this video

There’s no reason to accuse Abbott of buying clicks just yet. If you want to give him shit, you can just bring up any of the many dodgy things he and his government have actually done.