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Half of Joe Biden’s Twitter followers are fake

TechHalf of Joe Biden’s Twitter followers are fake

Washington (The Times Groupe)- A new audit found that at least half of Biden’s 22.2 million Twitter followers are fake.

SparkToro, which conducted the audit for the social media giant Twitter, found that 49.3% of the president’s followers are fake, according to Newsweek.

SparkToro’s tool discovered that 49.3 percent of the accounts following (Biden’s) @POTUS’ Twitter account are fake followers due to location issues, default profile images, and new accounts.

SparkToro defines “fake followers” as “unreachable accounts or those no longer active on Twitter because they may be spam accounts, bots, propaganda, etc.”

Tesla‘s Elon Musk, who is currently trying to buy Twitter, expressed concern over fraudulent accounts and suggested cracking down on them.

Musk believes 20% of all Twitter accounts are fake, and has promised not to buy the social media giant until the issue is resolved.

“I offered Twitter a price based on Twitter’s SEC filings being accurate,” Musk said.

“Twitter’s CEO publicly refused to show proof of 5% yesterday. The deal cannot go forward until he does.”

The current Twitter CEO responded to the world’s richest man, saying the digital giant suspends over half a million spam accounts every day and locks several million accounts suspected of being spam.

Nearly 70.2% of Musk’s 93.3 million Twitter followers were fake, according to SparkToro’s audit.

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