Connect with us

Media

Audit Finds Half of President Biden’s Twitter Followers are Fake Bots

Published

on

Screen Shot 2021 06 02 at 3.20.41 PM

President Joe Biden has an impressive 22.2 million followers on Twitter; but apparently half of them are bots. According to an audit tool from software company SparkToro, “49.3 percent of account’s following the official @POTUS Twitter account are ‘fake followers” reports Newsweek.

SparkToro defines “fake” 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 or because they’re no longer active on Twitter.”

Analysis was conducted based on factors such as location issues, default profile images and new users. The information is of particular importance as Elon Musk has expressed his concern at the overwhelming number of fake accounts on the giant platform. Specifically, he claimed 20 percent of Twitter accounts were “fake/spam accounts” and that the figure is “4 times what Twitter claims” or even higher.

“Musk said early on Tuesday that his $44-billion deal to purchase the social media company could not go ahead until issues with fake accounts were resolved and appeared to criticize Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal” adds Newsweek.

The accusation put the acquisition in jeopardy, with the two men exchanging a series of tweets about the fake accounts issue on Monday.

The back-and-forth comes after Musk tweeted Friday that the deal to buy Twitter was placed on hold pending details supporting calculation that spam/fake accounts represent less than 5% of users.

“My offer was based on Twitter’s SEC filings being accurate,” Musk wrote. “Yesterday, Twitter’s CEO publicly refused to show proof of <5%. This deal cannot move forward until he does.”

“We suspend over half a million spam accounts every day, usually before any of you even see them on Twitter. We also lock millions of accounts each week that we suspect may be spam, if they can’t pass human verification challenges (captchas, phone verification, etc),” Agrawal wrote.

SparkToro’s tool also found that of Musk’s 93.3 million followers, 70.2 percent of those accounts are fake.

You may like

Continue Reading
8 Comments

8 Comments

  1. Eugene Pikul

    May 19, 2022 at 8:06 am

    Now this is the truth

  2. nattiedwards

    May 19, 2022 at 10:12 am

    Like fake votes voters.

  3. Arrow

    May 19, 2022 at 12:55 pm

    O’Biden is a lost soul. Demented to the max.

  4. Mary

    May 20, 2022 at 10:05 am

    Thanks to Elon Musk we find out about this.
    Big Tech is the Devil. Many of the people especially the CEOs are diabolical.

    Time to deal with BIG TECH!

  5. Publius Hamilton

    May 20, 2022 at 10:53 pm

    I’m sure the same is true with his 81 million voters.

  6. Sad4theUS

    May 21, 2022 at 12:21 am

    Do they really think when we see a lot of “likes” for a racist or dumb comment made by the likes of AOC, or any crazy leftist like that, that we also wouldn’t see they’re lying about how many people are really following these insane leftists?? Sorry Twitter, we do see how fake you are and how frightened you are of someone who wants real truth taking over the company!

  7. Stephane

    May 21, 2022 at 4:27 am

    The LUCIFER’s Brigade cannot be truthful.
    The DEMON RATS will forever lie.
    Every aspect of the regime of the left is based on deception.
    The actions of the left cannot be counted on as true!
    Every sin they accuse the Right of doing are their own!

  8. Clayce

    May 21, 2022 at 8:51 pm

    This proves that Twitter is lyeing AGAIN!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Elections

Judge orders Biden’s DHS to release files on agents accused of censoring election ‘misinformation’

Published

on

google facebook france

Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey and Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry made headway in countering federal agents involved in suppressing what liberal tech labeled “misinformation” on social media.

The Attorneys General moved to release testimony from five Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) employees after learning of their participation in the Biden administration’s counter-“disinformation” efforts. On Wednesday, a Louisiana judge ordered the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to release the files.

Court documents dated Jan. 19 show  the agents participated. The judge’s motion Wednesday could shed light on a “switchboarding” tactic employed during the 2020 election, according to the order.

The lawsuit alleges that the defendants, which include the named individuals as well as President Joe Biden and top officials from a variety of federal agencies, “colluded and/or coerced social media companies to suppress disfavored speakers, viewpoints, and content on social media platforms by labeling the content “dis-information,” “mis-information,” and “mal-formation.”

The Daily Caller reports that the five CISA employees allegedly served as a “switchboard” to route requests from federal agencies to censor disinformation to various social media companies, according to the documents.

Switchboard work employed “an audit official to identify something on social media they deemed to be disinformation aimed at their jurisdiction,” top CISA election security agent Brian Skully testified in a deposition released Thursday.

“They couldforward that to CISA and CISA would share that with the appropriate social mediacompanies.”

 

 

You may like

Continue Reading
Advertisement
-->

Trending Now

Advertisement
-->

Trending

Proudly Made In America | © 2022 M3 Media Management, LLC