Elon Musk’s potential takeover of Twitter has exposed the social giant on many levels. First, he flushed out the radical leftists who have been using the platform as a bully stick against conservatives. Democrats melted down when Musk promised to use Twitter to defend free speech.
Now, it looks like Musk’s meddling has exposed the grossly inflated user count of the social network. He is putting the screws on Twitter, demanding proof that only 5% of the user base is made up of software “bots.” An audit was conducted by an independent firm. And it looks like Joe Biden’s “22.2 million” followers aren’t what they seem.
Nearly half of President Biden’s 22.2 million Twitter followers are bogus, a new audit revealed.
The audit, which was done for the social media giant by software firm SparkToro, found that 49.3% of the president’s followers are “fake followers,” according to Newsweek…
Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who is attempting to buy Twitter, has expressed concern over the growing number of fake accounts and proposed a potential crackdown on the sham accounts. [Source: NY Post]
Well, this is embarrassing. Almost half of Joe Biden’s Twitter followers are fake accounts, according to an audit by SparkToro. This comes as Musk demands proof that 20% or more of Twitter’s users aren’t bots.
Scammers use software to mass-generate fake accounts, to con real users into clicking malicious links and stealing identities. People also use fake accounts to boost their follower numbers. Some people paid overseas companies to use these accounts to artificially inflate their follower counts. Could that have been what Joe Biden did?
We know Joe has no idea what’s going on. But it wouldn’t be a surprise if one of his campaign interns got desperate and paid a Chinese company to send mass follows to Biden’s Twitter page, back during the election.
That might not be what really happened. But the fact that so many of his followers are fake is certainly suspicious.
But it’s appropriate. This is a man who “won” the election with fake votes. Why wouldn’t he have fake Twitter followers? A fake president deserves fake followers.
This puts only more scrutiny on Twitter’s duplicitous CEO, who is terrified—it seems—that Musk will expose the social media network for the fraud that it is. Millions of users left after Twitter employees started censoring conservatives. It is possible that the company is allowing bots to keep the numbers looking high.
After all, YouTube, Facebook, and other social networks have been able to squash fake accounts. Why can’t Twitter?
Author: Bo Dogan