SparkToro, the software that helps advertisers and public relations professionals determine who their followers are, conducted an analysis of Donald Trump’s Twitter account and the results were not good. It turns out over 61% of Trump’s followers are fake.
According to the website:
Last week, SparkToro launched our third free tool, a service that analyzes Twitter accounts to estimate what percent of their followers are bots, spam, propaganda, or inactive accounts. By far the account thatÛªs been most checked by users of the tool is @realdonaldtrump. Since thereÛªs great interest in that account, we decided to expand our usual sample analysis (which looks at a random group of 2,000 followers) and run every single one of the accountÛªs 54,788,369 followers through our system.
Though it appears most politicians have at least some fake followers, the results are a little stunning considering Trump relies so heavily on reaching his “base” through Twitter. His number of followers, allegedly 54 million, is a little closer to 21 million.
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) October 10, 2018
Twitter went to town with this information.
so donald's is less than half the size of Obama's pic.twitter.com/4zGeBQPi2B
— Andrew Kennerly _ÙÎ_ (@andrewkennerly) October 10, 2018
What is the excuse for the other 39%?
— Peter Keough (@pkeough1) October 10, 2018
Then Twitter should do this to those 61% of his fake followers pic.twitter.com/M3NpFvtjvq
— Zach Sciascia (@SciasciaZach) October 10, 2018
And the rest are unhinged
— Craig Wilson (@mediahunter) October 10, 2018
With another 25 percent made up of @realDonaldTrump haters, that leaves just 14 percent of actual followers.
— sydtwit (@sydtwit) October 10, 2018
So THATÛªS how so many disgusting & off topic replies appear within seconds after he posts. TheyÛªre all bots!
— jusdubbin (@jusdubbin) October 10, 2018
And how many are hate follows?
— _Ù¤Ý_ÙÈÛªÛü_Ù¡Bunicula_Ù¡_Ù¤Ý_ÙÈÛªÛü (@BuniculaTv) October 10, 2018
And 100 percent of his human followers are delusional.
— polymer noyz (@polymernoyz) October 10, 2018
— Janessa (@jlashton1) October 10, 2018
No one was really surprised.
— Sheel (@Sheel68) October 10, 2018
Anyone else not shocked?
— Nicole _Ùâ_Ù_Ä_ÙÔÈ (@Sh8knKnotSterd) October 10, 2018
Makes perfect sense, fake President, fake followers.
— Belleskye (@Belleskye39) October 10, 2018
Just like what came out of his mouth.
— Diane Chau (@minhchau127) October 10, 2018
you know I was surprised for a second but yeah that sounds right
— Elizabeth Rogers _ÙÎ_ (@e1izabethrogers) October 10, 2018
We can already see the tweet now. Fake news!