‘Is ANYTHING genuine?’ Twitter audit reveals something surprising only to Hillary supporters

An audit has revealed that the primary Twitter feed of Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton contains more fake followers — over two-fifths — than those of any other presidential candidate of either party.

Although this may come as a surprising let-down to her supporters, the former secretary of state and her campaign staff are probably well-aware of it.

The recent audit by TwitterAudit, revealed that @HillaryClinton included 1,893,018 fake followers, 41 percent, as compared to 2,756,674 real followers.

Twitter Pie Chart

According to TwitterAudit:

Each audit takes a random sample of 5000 Twitter followers for a user and calculates a score for each follower. This score is based on number of tweets, date of the last tweet, and ratio of followers to friends. We use these scores to determine whether any given user is real or fake.


An audit of Clinton’s number one primary opponent, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., indicates he’s doing much better — only 10 percent are fake.

Twitter Pie Chart

On the Republican side, most of the candidates are running at 25 to 30 percent fake. The exceptions on the high side are New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at 36 percent, and the two front-runners — Donald Trump and Ben Carson, at 34 percent.

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky is running a tad below the norm, at 21 percent.

Fox News host Greta Van Susteren was quick to pick up on this, and her tweet brought out the snark:


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