70% Of Obama’s 19 Million Twitter Followers Are Fake

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obamaPresident Obama’s Twitter account has 18.8 million followers — but more than half of them really don’t exist, according to reports.

A new Web tool has determined that 70% of Obama’s crowd includes “fake followers,” The New York Times reports in a story about how Twitter followers can be purchased.

“The practice has become so widespread that StatusPeople, a social media management company in London, released a Web tool last month called the Fake Follower Check that it says can ascertain how many fake followers you and your friends have,” the Times reports.

“Fake accounts tend to follow a lot of people but have few followers,” said Rob Waller, a founder of StatusPeople. “We then combine that with a few other metrics to confirm the account is fake.”

Notes the Times:

If accurate, the number of fake followers out there is surprising. According to the StatusPeople tool, 71 percent of Lady Gaga’s nearly 29 million followers are “fake” or “inactive.” So are 70 percent of President Obama’s nearly 19 million followers.

Republican opponent Mitt Romney has far fewer Twitter followers — not quite 900,000 — but it’s a good bet that some of them are fake as well.

Both campaigns have denied buying Twitter followers.

Source: USA TODAY

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11 COMMENTS

  1. Fake people would not have a valid voter ID, which is why the Obama/Holder Department of Justice tries so hard to invalidate voter ID laws. Guess how many government officials and workers need a valid ID to get into their workplace.

  2. Fake people would not have a valid voter ID, which is why the Obama/Holder Department of Justice tries so hard to invalidate voter ID laws. Guess how many government officials and workers need a valid ID to get into their workplace.

  3. In short, we have one big, fake Prez, who (unfortunately) stands and good chance to stay in power for four more years. Oye Lanu!!!

  4. Everything about this guy is fake: His birth certificate, his righteous persona, his speeches, his “intellectualism”. Fake twitter followers are the least of it.

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