Hillary is a Fraud, Ask Her Fake Twitter Followers.

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It turns out that Hillary Clinton has the highest percentage of fake Twitter followers of all the presidential candidates.

She lies about most other things, I don’t suppose this should really come as much of a surprise to anyone. Admittedly, it doesn’t look like any of the candidates are playing totally fair, but worst is worst, so there you have it.

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Some may consider Twitter passé and of fading relevance, but it still carries a lot of social media clout and acts as a fair barometer of conditions in the blogosphere. The problem is, if the numbers are fake, no one is going to tell you that.

But that’s where I come in. The process of testing this is very simple, anyone can do it. The website twitteraudit.com takes a random sample of 5000 followers of the person being tested. Running the numbers through their system they can determine, with a fair degree of accuracy, how many of their followers are real, and how many are fake.

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Let’s take a look at some of the top candidates numbers:

Hillary Clinton

  • Twitter name:@HillaryClinton
  • real followers:2,756,674
  • fake followers:1,892,018
  • 59% real

 

Donald Trump

  • Twitter name:@realDonaldTrump
  • real followers:2,942,607
  • fake followers:1,669,630
  • 64% real

Jeb Bush –

  • Twitter name:@JebBush
  • real followers:225, 065
  • fake followers:104,942
  • 68% real

Dr. Ben Carson –

  • Twitter name:@RealBenCarson
  • real followers:554,865
  • fake followers:172,350
  • 76% real

Bernie Sanders –

  • Twitter name:@BernieSanders
  • real followers:726,826
  • fake followers:89,832
  • 89% real
Hillary's a Fraud, Ask Her Fake Twitter Followers.

This infographic explains where fake followers come from.

So where do these fake followers come from? Some glom onto accounts automatically. They are ‘bots’, roaming the interwebs looking for Twitter accounts to attach to in hopes of advancing their own nefarious goals.

Worse than that though, when it comes to looking at social media as any arbiter of truth (stop laughing, you’ll never get to the end of the article if you keep that up!), fake followers can be bought by the thousands, or, as some of the candidates prove, by the millions.

This is just a lesson that, once again, you can’t believe everything you see. It’s always a good idea to try and check the veracity of anything any source of information provides. The media obfuscates and lies, so you need to do your own homework to try and find the truth.

Me? @PondrThisAWhile has four followers, but they’re all real!

 

 

About Author

Steve Ralston is a country-living programmer and web developer. Married over 30 years, with two grown kids (one on each coast), he’s learned a lot of lessons along life’s path. With a family military history reaching from his great-grandfather through to his son and daughter, the cost of freedom and the true value of this country is as real to Steve as the ground you stand on.

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