Half Of Burnt Sienna Bumbaclot Trump's 31M Twitter Followers Are Fake

It's also possible to purchase Twitter followers for accounts you don't own.

But first, a note about Trump's Twitter habits this month.

For comparison's sake, President Obama's twitter account has 89 million followers - and 79% of them are real.

Of Trump's approximately 31 million Twitter followers, Twitter Audit concluded that 15,910,994 are real and 15,044,248 are fake.

Is this a pro-Putin conspiracy to sow disinformation on Twitter and use a legion of bots to make it appear, anecdotally, as if President Trump has a popular mandate in support of all of his awful policies?

So what could be the reasoning for this giant surge in Twitter followers? "The simplest way to tell who's winning the Twitter game is by counting followers", he wrote.


Many legitimate journalists and news outlets quickly circulated the story. Snapshots from archive.com show that Trump's followers only went up from 30.7 million to 31 million. But the top spot for real followers still rests with a musician. "The biggest celebrity accounts-Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga-seem to have millions of followers". The comedian Joe Mande now has a healthy 1.01 million followers, but his bio contains a caveat: "twitter is trash, facebook's the devil, i bought a million followers for like $400 none of this shit matters antarctica is melting".

A quick look at some of his new following reveals that the majority of them are new accounts without photos, bios or tweets meaning it is highly likely that they are fake. The comedian Joe Mande now has a healthy 1.01 million followers, but his bio contains a caveat: "twitter is trash, facebook's the devil, i bought a million followers for like $400 none of this shit matters antarctica is melting".

However, Trump has had an influx in followers since he took office.

The audit tool is updated for different accounts at different points in time.

"It's kind of the doping of the Twitter universe if you will", Dessi said. We use these scores to determine whether any given user is real or fake. But that doesn't mean the account holder paid for John John's follow. He has forged a career out of social media and the internet and said he recognizes follower buying as common practice.


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