At approximately 8:41 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Gawker received the following tip:
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From: Kyle [REDACTED] <[REDACTED]@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, Jan 18, 2016 at 8:41 PM
Subject: Rand Paul follows 420 people on twitter
To: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Super Cool Presidential Candidate Rand Paul follows 420 people on the Twitter (see attached). KW
Several hours later, some quick investigation determined that Rand Paul does, in fact, follow 420 people on Twitter, as you can see in the diagram below.