The libs are screaming that nearly half of President Donald Trump‘s Twitter followers are fake accounts that don’t correspond to real people.
Of the 31 million accounts that follow Trump’s Twitter feed, 15.9 million are authentic, whereas 15 million are not, for a 51 vs. 49 percent real to fake rate, Twitter Audit Report disclosed, according to Newsweek.
As a result, some are calling for the president’s Twitter account to be cancelled, and Trump be sent to Twitter jail, so to speak.
It’s true about Trump’s millions of fake followers added in a few days. They’re new accounts with no tweets. Why hasn’t Twitter suspended? pic.twitter.com/HVoEPZvOyj
— Lee Phillips (@lpfeed) May 30, 2017
Suspend his account. Like any other. He is not above the law … or the TOS.
— Scribulatora (@Scribulatora) May 31, 2017
Valid comment…Twitter, wake up!
— [[[Tom Rogers]]] Ⓐ? (@ishsregor) May 30, 2017
He is such a fool. pic.twitter.com/0v2FO1o7Nh
— Rose Ponessa (@PonessaRosemary) May 30, 2017
This war room tactics by Kushner Lewandowski. They are trying to manipulate the public. Flood the system, water down the dems tweets.
— Lore (@LOREinFlorida) May 31, 2017
Settler down everyone. While this phenomenon isn’t at all unusual — especially for public figures — Barack Obama‘s fake numbers were even more dismal during his presidency.
A similar audit was run on then-President Obama’s Twitter account in 2013 — during the heyday of his popularity. The Daily Mail reported at that time:
Of the president’s 36.9 million Twitter followers, an astonishing 53 per cent – or 19.5 million – are fake accounts, according to a search engine at the Internet research vendor StatusPeople.com. Just 20 per cent of Obama’s Twitter buddies are real people who are active users.
A few years back Billboard reported that of pop singer Justin Bieber’s then-37 million followers, 53 percent were fake.
Billboard reported similar results for Lady Gaga.
“The simplest way to tell who’s winning the Twitter game is by counting followers,” The New Yorker reported in November. “The biggest celebrity accounts—Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga—seem to have millions of followers. But in 2012 I learned that only a portion of those are real humans; some are ‘bots,’ artificially created to boost an account’s popularity.”
In 2012, Forbes reported that Obama’s percentage of fake followers were even more dismal — 71 percent. But it tempered this figure with a listing of other celebrities and their own fake followers.
Suddenly Trump’s 51 percent of genuine Twitter followers sounds pretty good.
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