- NEWSMAX - Luca Cacciatore - GELLER REPORT - MAY 17, 2022 -
A tool created by the software company SparkToro found that almost half of President Joe Biden’s 22.2 million Twitter followers were “spam bots.”
But he got 81 million votes. Uh huh.
A tool created by the software company SparkToro that distinguishes real accounts from fake accounts known as “spambots,” or “bots,” found that almost half of President Joe Biden’s 22.2 million Twitter followers were not real, Newsweek reported on Tuesday.
The audit conducted by SparkToro’s tool found that 49.3% of those following the official @POTUS Twitter account are bots based on an analysis of location issues, default profile images, date of creation, and more.
The company’s tool also found that Biden’s account has more fake followers than most.
The news comes as Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is in the process of closing a deal with Twitter worth $44 billion, which reached a roadblock Tuesday after Musk threatened to walk away if the company fails to crack down on its bot issue, according to the New York Post.
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