Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Nearly Half of Donald Trump's Twitter Followers Are Fake Accounts and Bots

Nearly Half of Donald Trump's Twitter Followers Are Fake Accounts and Bots

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  1. To be fair to Trump, that's probably true for pretty much everybody.

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    1. That's probably accurate.

      When I did the Twitter audit, I found that a high percentage of my followers were fake, even though I did nothing to create that.

      The reasoning behind it mystifies me.

      I understand that some people profit by selling followers to people willing to pay for big numbers, but I'm not at all clear on what people gain by creating multiple bots that follow random people who have not paid for the followers.

      ??

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    2. I'm not a big Twitter user, but I maintain an account for my wife, who is a singer. As I understand it, a lot of people set up to subscribe to as many accounts as possible because many will automatically "follow" you back if you follow them. So randomly following everyone can help you quickly build your own count of followers, even though nobody is really reading what anyone else is tweeting. It's an entire business model built on BS.

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  2. Yesterday he was growing by hundreds every hour. That's not something that just happens, that's something you pay for.

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