Twitter has been one of Donald Trump's favorite tools ever since he first started running for president, so it's no surprise that his account is closely followed by millions of users, and his every tweet is parsed for intelligence about his intentions.
According to archived snapshots of President Trump's Twitter account, he did not gain a net five million followers in the three days prior to 30 May 2017.
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Rather than humans, they are robotic networks - known as bots - created to look like human followers but actually just computerized accounts.
Tuesday night, President Trump sent Twitter into an epic four-alarm meltdown after his since-deleted "covfefe" tweet. But it IS true that the president has over 15 million fake accounts (according to Twitter Audit), and Twitter is trying to dismiss the whole thing as overblown - and for good reason, each quarter Twitter has to report its user numbers, and all those fake accounts help alleviate the fears of investors that Twitter is no longer growing. It has grown by about 7 million since February, the site said, and more than half of those accounts appear to be fake.
Billboard reported similar results for Lady Gaga. But a new audit finds a lot of the accounts seem to be bots with no real people behind them.
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Trump's twitter following is now up to 31 million. Is he even aware of his popularity with bot accounts? But it tempered this figure with a listing of other celebrities and their own fake followers.
But the real issue with the president and Twitter - that is, in addition to his actual tweets - is the thousands of fake accounts the president now has, many being added in just the past few days. "Immediately, I knew that I had found my calling".
"That's really the tell-all of who the real followers are", he said. It's not surprising that as Trump's global profile has skyrocketed in the past 13 months, so too have the number of bots attached to his Twitter account-but it's astonishing how much the percentage of his followers that are fake has risen. Meanwhile, Amie Tsang, the paper's London business reporter, also wrote about the bids for Fairfax, including it in her Morning Agenda feature.
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