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

Apparently when U.S. President Donald Trump isn't busy confusing the world with tweets about "covfefe", he's allegedly amassing millions of fake Twitter followers, at least according to Twitter Audit, a website that helps determine fake and real Twitter users.

Trump also has an official Twitter account, @POTUS, which stands for president of the United States.

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In fact, Trump now has 14.8 million fake followers, according to Twitteraudit.com.

The president experienced an increase of 2.3 million followers in May, adding approximately 573,000 followers each week.

Billboard reported similar results for Lady Gaga.

These strategically timed cyber offensives would send computerized armies to circulate the internet, snatching selected news items and spreading them widely via Twitter and Facebook accounts. 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. Usually, the bot accounts show no image of a person, just a shadowy outline of a human. Maybe you run a business that sells inflated follower counts, so you create a bunch of bots and direct them to follow your paying customers. We all know that fake followers do nothing for your reach or engagement but simply boost your numbers and make you appear more popular than you are.In our audit, we found that most of the new followers that Trump is received are people with no names (or dictionary word names) and a number appended.And by "growing", we mean he is gaining hundreds of new followers every minute. One of those accounts is that of Barack Obama, which boasts a whopping 89 million followers, good for third-most in the world behind Katy Perry and Justin Bieber.

Trump, who appears at the thirty-fourth place on the unaudited list, is the first politician in the top 50, followed closely by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has 30.3 million followers and the only other politician in the top 50.

In case you're wondering, 79 percent of Obama's followers are real.

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