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Here's the same pic, but includes the whole screen. Click it to see that I don't follow HBO. I should mention that I don't follow "36 Retweets" -- whoever that is, either:
It's a promoted tweet from HBO that was retweeted by "36 Retweets." I don't follow either. It also says "Promoted by HBO." Maybe I'm misinterpreting this, but it looks like an advertisement has been inserted into my twitter feed.
I've also made a crudely drawn arrow that points to "Dismiss," which is the only time I've ever seen this option available for an individual tweet.
Has Twitter started inserting ads randomly into my feed? Has it done so for you guys? It's things like this that made me hesitant to get into social media in the first place -- that is when they sort of break the fourth wall and make you realize that you are the product and the advertisers are the customer.