Remember when the DemocRATS said that sites like ours, Breitbart, Infowars and others in the alt media were working for Putin as part of his ‘bot’ army? How many times have we said that everything the Democrats accuse us of they are in fact guilty of? Looks like that’s the case … yet AGAIN.
VIA| A recent audit of cable news network CNN’s Twitter account shows that it has 17 MILLION fake followers. Well, I suppose if you are striving to be the top name in fake news, you should also have the most amount of fake Twitter followers, right?
One of the problems with Twitter is that it is stock full of fake accounts that are used to spam people with ads. And many accounts have a lot of these fake followers, especially high profile accounts like CNN’s.
But there is a service that is able to determine how many followers connected to an account are Internet bots or fake advertising spam accounts and that service was recently used to look at CNN’s Twitter feed.
Via Lucas Nolan of Breitbart News:
According to TwitterAudit.com, nearly fifty percent of the followers on CNN’s verified Twitter account are fake.Set featured image
Of CNN’s millions of followers on their verified Twitter account, over 17 million or 48 percent are fake, according to TwitterAudit.
The audit service uses a lot of different metrics to try and determine just what follower is a fake account, but the company behind the service says that its results aren’t foolproof. What it can do, though, is give a fairly certain determination of just how many fake bots are following a Twitter account.
According to the auditing service, they determine fake users by taking “a sample of up to 5000 (or more, if you subscribe to Pro) Twitter followers for a user and calculates a score for each follower. This score is based on number of tweets, date of the last tweet, and ratio of followers to friends.”
“We use these scores to determine whether any given user is real or fake. Of course, this scoring method is not perfect but it is a good way to tell if someone with lots of followers is likely to have increased their follower count by inorganic, fraudulent, or dishonest means.”
To show the stark statistics, Breitbart ran its own Twitter feed through the auditing service to see how many fake Twitter accounts were following them.
According to Twitter Audit, Breitbart’s followers are 96 percent real people.
That is a major difference compared to CNN’s stats!
So, CNN isn’t just fake news on your television set. They complete the package with almost half of their Twitter followers being fake, too.
CNN is earning its reputation as THE name in fake news!