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

And, "What was that red light blinking at the White House over the weekend?" - a new mystery has emerged: Over the weekend, Donald Trump, the worst Twitter user of all time, and also the president, gained more than 5 million followers.

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Because Donald Trump is the president of the United States and the most famous person on the planet, one wouldn't think he would need to employ a bot to boost his Twitter following.

No, we don't mean MAGA robots that would blissfully follow Trump to the sun. A relatively very high 88 percent of her followers are real, amounting to over 74 million people and putting her comfortably on top, considering the fifth-most followed celebrity on Twitter, Rihanna, has a total of 73.3 million followers. Just over a year ago he had just 7.6 million followers, but only 8% were fake, according to FiveThirtyEight.

Billboard reported similar results for Lady Gaga. We'll probably never know, but there seems to be nothing more important to Trump than how his fame relates to that of other public figures, and it can't sit well with the president that there are now 31 accounts with more followers than his. Some of these accounts can be created by real people and some can be created by computers - the last types are known as 'bots'. Bots exist and follow accounts for all kinds of reasons.

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Anyone can amass an exorbitant number of Twitter followers.

For comparison's sake, President Obama's twitter account has 89 million followers - and 79% of them are real. "Immediately, I knew that I had found my calling". "The simplest way to tell who's winning the Twitter game is by counting followers", he wrote.

Is this a pro-Putin conspiracy to sow disinformation on Twitter and use a legion of bots to make it appear, anecdotally, as if President Trump has a popular mandate in support of all of his bad policies? It really is a good story.

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