This really is hilarious - and potentially of even greater significance than just setting records for sock-puppetry.
Clearly stung by the tsunami of opprobrium coming his way, J.Corbyn's machine has lumbered into action on the Jezza-McMafia crisis with a lame apologia in the Grauniad. More on his performances this week in another post.
But (- they just couldn't help themselves -) they then whipped in a posse of grovelling BTL comments. And thousands of 'likes'. That's where it gets really silly - as many as 538** likes for one particularly sycophantic comment. By way of context, generally speaking 20 likes is very big for even a popular CiF comment, as a glance around the Grauniad's website will confirm.
They've clearly overdone it grotesquely: the Graun itself lost patience after a mere 23 comments and shut the thing down. (Again - context - a juicy opinion piece will often attract two or three thousand comments before the thread is closed.)
As I say: more on this whole phenomenon later. In the meantime, go over to CiF and have a chuckle. Oh, the panic-stricken ineptness of it all !
Update: 538 was after just a few minutes. Though they've long since closed the thread, the Graun is still allowing upvotes which have now reached fantasy proportions