File this one under, why am I not surprised …
As reported at USA Today, 70% of President Barack Obama’s 18.8 million Twitter followers so not exists and are referred to as “fake followers”. Who does not find this a wee bit ironic coming from the most transparent president ever? It would seem that Twitter followers can be purchased. Maybe that’s where some of the Obama 2012 election war chest has been going?
President Obama’s Twitter account has 18.8 million followers — but more than half of them really don’t exist, according to reports.
A new Web tool has determined that 70% of Obama’s crowd includes “fake followers,” The New York Times reports in a story about how Twitter followers can be purchased.
“The practice has become so widespread that StatusPeople, a social media management company in London, released a Web tool last month called the Fake Follower Check that it says can ascertain how many fake followers you and your friends have,” the Times reports.
But of course no one knows how such a thing has happened. What, Obama pretending to be bigger and better than he really is? That would never happen.