According to a recent audit, over half of President Biden’s 22.2 million Twitter followers are fake.
The software firm SparkToro conducted the audit for the social media behemoth, which discovered that 49.3 percent of the president’s followers are phony.
Fake followers, according to SparkToro, are accounts that can’t be reached and won’t see the account’s tweets because they’re spam, bots, propaganda, or are no longer active on Twitter.
Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and a potential Twitter buyer, has voiced alarm about the rising number of phony accounts and suggested a possible crackdown.
Musk claims that 20% of all Twitter accounts are false and has threatened to cancel his $44 billion purchase of the social media behemoth unless the problem is remedied.
“My offer was based on the accuracy of Twitter’s SEC filings,” Musk explained.
The CEO of Twitter openly declined to offer proof of 5% yesterday. Until he does, the agreement cannot move forward.
Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal retaliated against the world’s wealthiest man, claiming that his company suspends over half a million spam accounts every day and freezes several million accounts it suspected of being spam.
The similar audit was performed on Musk, and it revealed that roughly 70.2 percent of Musk’s 93.3 million Twitter followers were bogus.