Jian Ghomeshi, the ex-CBC host who is now the subject of abuse and harassment allegations from eight different women, appears to be losing Facebook followers fast.
Political blogger Stephen Taylor posted the following tweet on his feed Wednesday night.
Jian Ghomeshi currently losing Facebook likes at a rate of -504 per hour. pic.twitter.com/6tpqSRKGpL— Stephen Taylor (@stephen_taylor) October 30, 2014
And he wasn't alone. Paul Fairie, a data analyst and instructor at the University of Calgary, posted a number of charts indicating that Ghomeshi's page is quickly losing "likes."
Over a 10 minute period, Jian Ghomeshi's infamous Facebook post lost 35 likes. pic.twitter.com/n9iiccrR4D— Paul Fairie (@paulisci) October 30, 2014
I know the axis isn't at 0, but I'm enjoying watching the # of likes on Ghomeshi's FB post decline. 9:21 update. pic.twitter.com/rYyEPTRA73— Paul Fairie (@paulisci) October 30, 2014
Indeed, Ghomeshi seemed to lose "Likes" almost every time you hit "refresh" late Wednesday.
The trend is at odds with one observed by Liam McGuire, a TSN Analytics researcher on Tuesday, two days after Ghomeshi posted his emotional message but a day before the Star published its latest story.
Jian Ghomeshi has received more than sixty thousand Facebook likes on his verified page since his big post. pic.twitter.com/T2jjHyXEl8— Liam McGuire (@LiamRMcGuire) October 29, 2014
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