Half of Joe Biden's Twitter followers are fake, audit reveals

  

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Via:  vic-eldred  •  one month ago  •  86 comments

By:   Jack Hobbs (New York Post)

Half of Joe Biden's Twitter followers are fake, audit reveals
The audit tool, which was provided by software company SparkToro revealed that 49.3 percent of the US President's followers are "fake followers."

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At least 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.

SparkToro has defined "fake followers" as "accounts that are unreachable and will not see the account's tweets (either because they're spam, bots, propaganda, etc. or because they're no longer active on Twitter)."

Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who is currently attempting to buy Twitter, has expressed concern over the growing number of fake accounts and proposed a potential crackdown on the sham accounts.

A new audit claims that nearly half of President Biden's Twitter followers are fake. Pavlo Gonchar/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Musk said he believes that 20% of all Twitter accounts are fake and vowed to not go through with his $44M purchase of the social media giant until the issue is resolved.

"My offer was based on Twitter's SEC filings being accurate," Musk said.

"Yesterday, Twitter's CEO publicly refused to show proof of <5%. This deal cannot move forward until he does."

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." Musk said he believes that 20% of all Twitter accounts are fake and vowed to not go through with his $44M purchase of the social media giant until the issue is resolved. 

Current Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal fired back at the world's richest man saying that the digital giant suspends over half a million spam accounts every day and locks several millions of accounts they suspect might be spam.

SparkToro used the same audit on Musk himself and found that nearly 70.2% of Musk's 93.3 million Twitter followers were fake.


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Vic Eldred
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1  seeder  Vic Eldred    one month ago

It's all coming out now.

What else has been done for Biden?

 
 
 
Tessylo
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1.2  Tessylo  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    one month ago

Per the NY Post.

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Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
1.2.1  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Tessylo @1.2    one month ago

They broke the Hunter Biden laptop story when most of the msm were in denial.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
1.3  devangelical  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    one month ago

meh, most of trump's twitter followers were fake americans...

 
 
 
cjcold
Professor Quiet
1.4  cjcold  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    one month ago

And the fake followers were found to be right wing false flag activists.

 
 
 
SteevieGee
Senior Silent
1.5  SteevieGee  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    one month ago

I doubt that Joe Biden cares too much about how many twitter followers he has.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
1.5.1  Tessylo  replied to  SteevieGee @1.5    one month ago

I doubt he cares at all.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
1.5.2  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  SteevieGee @1.5    one month ago

I doubt Joe even knows what Twitter is

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
2  JBB    one month ago

Inactive Twitter accounts are not necessarily fake...

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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2.1  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  JBB @2    one month ago

Yeah, because they are all "inactive".  But then again Biden is inactive.

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
2.1.1  JBB  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @2.1    one month ago

The unofficial "audit" of Twitter accounts this article is based upon counted suspected bots and "inactive" accounts. It would not surprise me if half of all Twitter accounts are "inactive". Of the membership rolls here probably 95% are inactive. I fail to see anything nefarious about Biden of Musk or anyone having fake and inactive accounts as followers. You can buy fake bot followers. As for inactive ones? Not surprising. Musk ran up Twitter stock, made his nut back and had already sold out. He saw the real numbers.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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2.1.2  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  JBB @2.1.1    one month ago
The unofficial "audit"

So now "unofficial" means something?  

I fail to see anything nefarious about Biden of Musk or anyone having fake and inactive accounts as followers.

When it comes to SEC reporting it could mean alot.

He saw the real numbers.

And is calling BS on them.  Hence the audit.

 
 
 
Sparty On
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2.1.3  Sparty On  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @2.1    one month ago

Lol ... I have a title for Joe’s next book:

Life on the teleprompter 

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
PhD Guide
2.1.4  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Sparty On @2.1.3    one month ago

Lets use one of his quotes.  How about "I ahidfh; ahdifhohno lkdjafodijfeinoen"

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
2.1.5  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @2.1.4    one month ago

"You know, the thing"

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
PhD Guide
2.1.6  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.1.5    one month ago

That should work.  We need to ensure it has a picture of him shaking hands with his invisible friend on the back cover.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
2.1.7  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @2.1.6    one month ago

And the teleprompter (his mortal enemy) in front of him.

 
 
 
Sparty On
Professor Principal
2.1.8  Sparty On  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @2.1.4    one month ago

Kleptocrit ..... Klepperty ....... kleptotiktok .... never mind ....

 
 
 
Sparty On
Professor Principal
2.1.9  Sparty On  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.1.5    one month ago

Yeah, my family doesn’t get it either when I ask for that gizzy over there.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
2.1.10  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Sparty On @2.1.8    one month ago

th?id=OIP.DETpS_SMXPYbTXxCOEPyvgHaEJ&pid=Api&P=0&w=338&h=189

Saved by the Easter Bunny!

 
 
 
Sparty On
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2.1.11  Sparty On  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.1.10    one month ago

That was hilarious 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
2.1.12  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Sparty On @2.1.11    one month ago

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
2.2  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  JBB @2    one month ago

Then Donald Trump should have millions of them.

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
2.2.1  JBB  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.2    one month ago

He did, before he got banned for telling lies...

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
2.2.2  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  JBB @2.2.1    one month ago

Lol...He got banned for telling it like it is.  Some don't like hearing it like it is.

But as a rotten POS once said "The times, they are a-changin!"

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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2.2.3  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  JBB @2.2.1    one month ago

You mean like "the sky is blue"?

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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2.2.4  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.2    one month ago

I don't know.  He wasn't part of the "special group" that whined and complained about the color of air and was banned for hurting the feelings of the left.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
2.2.5  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @2.2.4    one month ago

That's what happens when you allow people to control speech.

Trump gets banned and Xi, Kim Jong-un, Ruhollah Khomeini, Putin, and Darrell Brooks stay!!!

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
PhD Guide
2.2.6  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.2.5    one month ago

It's all about the narrative.  Want to push division and misinformation you leave Xi, Kim Jong-un, Ruhollah Khomeini, Putin, and Darrell Brooks alone.  

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
2.2.7  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @2.2.6    one month ago

What did you think of Biden's new press secretary's first day?

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
Masters Principal
2.2.8  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.2.7    one month ago

She knows how to give a non answer that's for sure. I guess old Circle Back trained her well.......

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
PhD Guide
2.2.9  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.2.7    one month ago

Like the administration she speaks for, she's a train wreck.  

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
2.2.10  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @2.2.8    one month ago

Psaki is glad to be out of there. Peter Doocy & Jacqui Heinrich drove her nuts. Now she can be with her partisan pals.

Then again, we never promised them a Rose garden.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
2.2.11  Tessylo  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @2.2.9    one month ago

How so?

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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2.2.12  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Tessylo @2.2.11    one month ago
 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
2.2.13  Tessylo  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @2.2.12    one month ago

Just answer the question.  How is she a trainwreck?

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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2.2.14  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Tessylo @2.2.13    one month ago

Answered in 2.2.12  

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
2.2.15  Tessylo  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @2.2.14    one month ago

No, it wasn't.  That's okay though.  You could just say you don't have the answer.  

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
2.2.16  Tessylo  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.2.7    one month ago

So her saying "Uhm, so", prior to answering a question - and then the video cuts off - and that's supposed to tell us something?

So how did Peter Douchey humiliate her again??????????

 
 
 
Sparty On
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2.2.17  Sparty On  replied to  Tessylo @2.2.15    one month ago

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Jeremy Retired in NC
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2.2.18  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Tessylo @2.2.15    one month ago

I can show you the answer (of which I did) but I can't make you comprehend it.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
2.2.19  Tessylo  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @2.2.18    one month ago

There's nothing to comprehend from no answer  

 
 
 
Sparty On
Professor Principal
3  Sparty On    one month ago

Liberal logic

By Sparty On

 ..... 49.3% isn’t half so that’s okay if it’s for Joe.

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
3.1  JBB  replied to  Sparty On @3    one month ago

Can you articulate what you are accusing Joe of?

 
 
 
Sparty On
Professor Principal
3.1.1  Sparty On  replied to  JBB @3.1    one month ago

You are tilting at windmills, there is no accusation against Joe in my comment.    Telling, very telling 

 
 
 
Texan1211
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3.1.2  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @3.1    one month ago
Can you articulate what you are accusing Joe of?

Can you explain how you got Biden being accused of something from what he posted??

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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3.1.3  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Texan1211 @3.1.2    one month ago

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Texan1211
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3.1.4  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @3.1    one month ago
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Tessylo
Professor Principal
3.1.5  Tessylo  replied to  JBB @3.1    one month ago

No.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
4  seeder  Vic Eldred    one month ago

President Biden: "We have to not only talk about how we're going to end the hate, but who's responsible for generating it?  "Folks on television stations talking about the replacement theory, scaring the living hell out of people."


It's all Tucker Carlson's fault, don't ya know!   And here on NT they eat it right up!

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
4.1  Texan1211  replied to  Vic Eldred @4    one month ago
It's all Tucker Carlson's fault, don't ya know!   And here on NT they eat it right up!

Ever wonder why, when television ratings are talked about, some liberal always claims that regular TV like NBC or ABC or CBS has higher ratings than any cable news networks, yet when they want to blame Fox, they seemingly forget that and place Carlson on a pedestal that they think right-wingers worship at?

It's downright crazy!

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
4.1.1  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Texan1211 @4.1    one month ago
It's downright crazy!

What they did to Justices Bork, Thomas and Kavanaugh tells you all you need to know about them.

 
 
 
cjcold
Professor Quiet
4.1.2  cjcold  replied to  Vic Eldred @4.1.1    one month ago

Far right wing fascists have no place on the supreme court.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
4.1.3  Texan1211  replied to  cjcold @4.1.2    one month ago
Far right wing fascists have no place on the supreme court.

Agreed!

Isn't it great that there aren't any?

 
 
 
cjcold
Professor Quiet
4.1.4  cjcold  replied to  Texan1211 @4.1.3    one month ago

By his own writing Alito shows us that he is a misogynistic fascist.

Thank god for whistleblowers! 

The supremes have long needed more oversite.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
4.1.5  Texan1211  replied to  cjcold @4.1.4    one month ago

The left always screeching about Fascism is getting so tiresome and old.

How did Trump the fascist lose an election?

What whistleblower are you talking about?

Surely you aren't equating someone who leaked something with a real whistleblower, are you?

BTW, without your gross misuse and overuse of the word fascism, do you have anything at all to say?

 
 
 
Ronin2
Professor Quiet
5  Ronin2    one month ago

Hey, all those counts exist! There is one for every voice in Joe's head.

Corn Pop is being really loud these days. Can't cancel Corn Pop. Or maybe Joe was just listening to his breakfast cereal again; as Snap and Crackle are now here as well. They need Twitter accounts ASAP!

 
 
 
Right Down the Center
Freshman Guide
6  Right Down the Center    one month ago

Half his followers are fake and the other half are idiots for thinking joe actually tweets.

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
Masters Principal
6.1  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Right Down the Center @6    one month ago
the other half are idiots for thinking joe actually tweets.

Bingo.................

 
 
 
cobaltblue
Sophomore Participates
7  cobaltblue    one month ago

From SparkToro in 2018, when 61.0% of Trump's followers were fake.

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Right Down the Center
Freshman Guide
7.1  Right Down the Center  replied to  cobaltblue @7    one month ago

But but but Trump!

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
7.1.1  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Right Down the Center @7.1    one month ago
But but but Trump!

Now you know why the founders drafted the 2nd Amendment!

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
7.1.2  Tessylo  replied to  Vic Eldred @7.1.1    one month ago

Why?

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
7.1.3  devangelical  replied to  Vic Eldred @7.1.1    one month ago
Now you know why the founders drafted the 2nd Amendment!

yup, trumpsters...

 
 
 
Ronin2
Professor Quiet
7.1.4  Ronin2  replied to  devangelical @7.1.3    one month ago

No, TDS driven lunatics that seem to think they belong in power no matter what!

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
7.2  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  cobaltblue @7    one month ago

SparkToro is fake news

 
 
 
Split Personality
Professor Principal
7.2.1  Split Personality  replied to  Vic Eldred @7.2    one month ago

Sparktoro is the very basis of your slanted microscopic NYPost seed.

CB just shared the wider view of the actual reported numbers which shows that

former President Trump wins the political contest for "fake accounts"

but the real winner is Elon Musk.

Please let me know if we should lock this seed as Fake News or not.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
7.2.2  Tessylo  replied to  Split Personality @7.2.1    one month ago

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Ronin2
Professor Quiet
7.2.3  Ronin2  replied to  Split Personality @7.2.1    one month ago

The only thing that is fake is your But Trruuummmpppppp!!!! Response.

So if 61% of Trumps accounts are fake- that still puts him how far out in front of Biden in terms of real accounts? 

Musk is even further out front in terms of real accounts than Trump is.

[deleted] Your human fuck up machine president is as fake and manufactured as his Twitter following.

 
 
 
Split Personality
Professor Principal
7.2.4  Split Personality  replied to  Ronin2 @7.2.3    one month ago
The only thing that is fake is your But Trruuummmpppppp!!!! Response.

It wasn't but I understand your dilemma.

So if 61% of Trumps accounts are fake- that still puts him how far out in front of Biden in terms of real accounts?

I don't know and I really, really don't care. Do you?

Do you really think Twitter accounts, real or otherwise are a valuable "commodity"?

Do you have time to waste on Twitter as well as here?

I don't worship or "follow" politicians or billionaires any more than I pay attention to your

hate filled screeds about things beyond your or my control.

I have much better things to do throughout my remaining days

than tilting at windmills.

But carry on if you must.

 
 
 
Gulliver
Freshman Guide
7.3  Gulliver  replied to  cobaltblue @7    2 weeks ago

Don't worry, Elon Musk has a Python script to fix this.

 
 
 
magicschoolbusdropout
Freshman Expert
8  magicschoolbusdropout    one month ago

SparkToro used the same audit on Musk himself and found that nearly 70.2% of Musk's 93.3 million Twitter followers were fake.

That's a Bad thing for Elon to know ?

Isn't that what Elon is looking for (Fake Numbers), so he can purchase a company for the "Right" price ?

Yet....the "Left" wants to make it out as if Elon is being "Hostile" in his purchase of a company because he has questions about "Fake" totals Twit claims, to get the purchase price down to what it "Should reasonably Be" !

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
8.1  Tessylo  replied to  magicschoolbusdropout @8    one month ago

It's just his excuse not to buy Twitter.  

 
 
 
magicschoolbusdropout
Freshman Expert
8.1.1  magicschoolbusdropout  replied to  Tessylo @8.1    one month ago
It's just his excuse not to buy Twitter.  

[deleted "Don't Know" !]

 
 
 
Sparty On
Professor Principal
9  Sparty On    one month ago

Social media in general is joke.    

Feel free to participate but don’t take it too seriously or automatically believe a majority of it

 
 
 
afrayedknot
Freshman Quiet
9.1  afrayedknot  replied to  Sparty On @9    one month ago

Of course that applies to every comment posted here as well. The predictability supersedes anything revelatory. 

 
 
 
Sparty On
Professor Principal
9.1.1  Sparty On  replied to  afrayedknot @9.1    one month ago

I didn’t exclude this place

 
 
 
afrayedknot
Freshman Quiet
9.1.2  afrayedknot  replied to  Sparty On @9.1.1    one month ago

Point taken.

Tis but an exercise in futility and an outlet for venting frustration… no more, no less. 

 
 
 
Sparty On
Professor Principal
9.1.3  Sparty On  replied to  afrayedknot @9.1.2    one month ago

Yep .... and to get one’s ego stroked if one is in need of that .....

 
 
 
afrayedknot
Freshman Quiet
9.1.4  afrayedknot  replied to  Sparty On @9.1.3    one month ago

“…if one is in need of that .....”

If one comes here for confirmation, perhaps one has much deeper issues.

Agree or disagree, and there is precious little to agree upon…other than this is a venue where we have the freedom to at least express an opinion. Thanks be to those that allow such freedom. 

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
9.1.5  Tessylo  replied to  Sparty On @9.1.3    one month ago

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Gulliver
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10  Gulliver    one month ago

OFGS, half of everybody on Twitter is a bot.

 
 

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