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

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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 or because they’re no longer active on Twitter.”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.

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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!

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Internal docs show Amazon censored books on vaccinations due to pressure from Biden White House

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Recently released internal Amazon emails reveal the company caved to pressure from the Biden White House to suppress available vaccine information.

Provided to the House Judiciary Committee, the emails light on the extent of the Biden White House’s influence over the retail giant regarding vaccine-related content. The emails disclose a concerning narrative of pressure from government officials to suppress information deemed unfavorable to their agenda.

Republican Representative Jim Jordan of Ohio took to Twitter to disclose the findings, stating that the emails reveal direct pressure from the White House on Amazon to censor books expressing views contrary to those endorsed by the administration. One email, albeit redacted, explicitly poses the question of whether the administration requested the removal of certain books, to which the answer was affirmative.

National Review highlights the successful efforts of the Biden administration in persuading Amazon to limit the visibility of titles skeptical of vaccine efficacy. White House senior adviser for Covid-19 response, Andrew Slavitt, expressed concerns about Amazon’s role in propagating what he termed as “misinformation” regarding vaccines. His emails illustrate a push for action to address what he perceived as a proliferation of dissenting views.

In response to Slavitt’s inquiries, Amazon initially hesitated to take overt action, fearing backlash from conservative media outlets. The company’s internal deliberations reflect a concern for public perception and the potential amplification of the issue if intervention were too conspicuous.

Despite initially refraining from manual intervention, Amazon eventually succumbed to pressure, engaging in discussions with White House officials. The company’s internal documents reveal deliberations on whether the administration sought outright book bans or alterations to search results. Amazon’s stance, as expressed in their meeting with the White House, emphasized the provision of diverse viewpoints and the distinction between online retail and social media platforms.

 

 

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