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Hillary's BlankSpace?

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, February 12 2007

What happened to Hillary Clinton's friends on MySpace.com? A day ago, she had about 22,000; now her site lists only 12,177. For a couple of hours today, if you tried to go to http://www.myspace.com/hillaryclinton2008, you saw this:

Did one of Rupert Murdoch's minions trip a switch? (Hardly likely, as the mogul and the Senator are friends.) Did someone at the Clinton campaign decide they didn't like being second to Barack Obama?

The good news is Clinton's page is up again, but clearly this can't be a happy day in Peter Daou's office.

On Hillary's MySpace page, there's a message reading:

For some reason Myspace deleted us recently. We are working to get back to 24,000 friends. Please re-add us send out a bulletin letting your friends know to support Hillary on Myspace

I've put calls into both the Clinton campaign and to MySpace asking for clarification. Stay tuned.

UPDATE: Peter Daou emailed me to say: "It's an unofficial page, but my understanding is that the person who runs the page had a technical problem and had to recreate the page. He's back up
to more than half the members in a little over 24 hours."