Elon Musk: Almost 50 percent of his Twitter followers are said to be fake

Deepak Gupta January 10, 2022
Updated 2022/01/10 at 1:57 PM

Since 2009 Elon Musk on Twitter. There are currently more than 69 million people following him. But apparently not all of them are real. Allegedly about 46.5 percent are fake.

Elon Musk and his Twitter followers

Between five and 30 percent of all Twitter followers of billionaires like Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos are said to be inactive or non-existent, according to the software company SparkToro. So it should be fake accounts or bots. The Helsinki Times reports that about 46.5 percent of Elon Musk’s Twitter following is fake.

Accordingly, the Tesla CEO has “only” about 37 million “real” followers. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that Elon Musk bought a large part of his following. Helsinki Times explains:

“While it is tempting to conclude that celebrities are ‘buying’ fake Twitter followers to increase their influence on social media, this is unlikely to happen. Instead, the people who create a large number of bots and fake accounts are more likely to follow and interact with celebrities online in order to appear authentic and bypass Twitter’s bot detection systems. “

Who has the most Twitter followers?

According to Statista, these are the five most popular Twitter accounts by number of followers worldwide (as of October 2021):

Who? How many followers?
Barack Obama 130.1 million
Justin Bieber 114.06 million
Katy Perry 108.79 million
Rihanna 103.31 million
Cristiano Ronaldo 95.17 million
Statista

Real or fake: These are the best and strangest Elon Musk Twitter messages to his followers.

Sources: Twitter / Elon Musk, SparkToro, Helsinki Times

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