Audit finds half of Joe Biden’s Twitter followers are fake

Audit finds half of Joe Biden’s Twitter followers are fake. By Jack Hobbs.

At least half of President Biden’s 22.2 million Twitter followers are bogus, a new audit revealed. …

[Fake followers are defined] 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 or because they’re no longer active on Twitter).” …

Musk said he believes that 20% of all Twitter accounts are fake and vowed to not go through with his $44M purchase of the social media giant until the issue is resolved.

“My offer was based on Twitter’s SEC filings being accurate,” Musk said.

“Yesterday, Twitter’s CEO publicly refused to show proof of <5%. This deal cannot move forward until he does.” …

SparkToro used the same audit on Musk himself and found that nearly 70.2% of Musk’s 93.3 million Twitter followers were fake.

Where there are advertising and political profits to be had by inflating traffic and follower numbers, and there are no regular audits, then traffic and followers will be inflated.