With billionaire Elon Musk’s Twitter deal on the rocks over the percentage of users that are bots, renewed focus is on the social media company’s fake accounts. If it is an issue that can be addressed, President Biden would lose about half of his followers, according to an audit from software company, SparkToro.
The company’s tool discovered 49.3 percent of President Biden’s 22.2 million Twitter followers are fake, Newsweek reports, meaning they’re “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 or because they’re no longer active on Twitter).”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 thought 20 percent of accounts on Twitter are fake and said the deal couldn’t go through if the problem isn’t addressed.
According to SparkToro, about 70 percent of Musk’s 93.3 million followers are fake.