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The Anatomically-Correct Anthony Weiner Twitter Doll Is So Popular It’s Crashing Servers

As we documented last week, Democrat Anthony Weiner’s Twitter escapades have made an enormous impact on the political world, both in how other politicians on Twitter have reacted to the scandal (tweets across all Congress members are down 28%) and Weiner himself, who is under enormous pressure to resign.

At the moment, he’s standing his ground. And maybe with good reason, as a new Anthony Weiner figure from – available in standard and the enhanced, adult-only edition – is proving so popular with fans that it’s repeatedly crashing their website.

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The Weinergate Effect – Twitter Use Down 28% By Lawmakers Following Scandal [INFOGRAPHIC]

On May 27, 2011, when Anthony Weiner accidentally sent a link via Twitter which contained a very public photograph of a specific (and unwelcome) kind of Congress member, he couldn’t have begun to imagine the damage this incident would cause not only to his career, but to the prolificness of all lawmakers, Republican and Democrat, who were active on Twitter.

A new study from has analysed the rate of tweets before and after the Weiner scandal, and uncovered an interesting, if perhaps not entirely unsurprising fact: the total number of tweets across all congressmen is down 28%.

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