Back when Donald Trump was president, liberals frequently accused him of inflating his Twitter follower count. But now it turns out that, according to a recent scientific analysis, President Joe Biden has a similar issue with fake followers.
A recent audit showed that nearly half of Biden’s Twitter followers are bots or ghost accounts. Whoa!
Elon Musk is investigating this issue as we speak. He believes that more than 5%, which is the number Twitter claims it is, are fake accounts or bots. He’s so sure of it that he’s paused his deal to buy the social media company until he can find out the true number of fake accounts. Current Twitter leaders claim you can’t tell real users from fake. Musk has noted the need to verify users, but the real question is how.
Musk wants a moderate way of verifying people and perhaps a paid verification for businesses to help fight fraud. But for now, there’s still the controversy of whether he should pay full price when a large percentage of accounts may not even be real.
Whatever happens, it’s clear that Biden’s account is not as popular as it claims, and other users are likely in the same situation. A new day is near for Twitter if Elon Musk ever does take over, and while the free speech focus may be good, it could be doomsday for accounts with large numbers of fake users.
Check out the full video for more on the details on Biden’s fake follower counts.