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Half of Justin Bieber’s followers are fake, report says

Lady Gaga holds the title of Most Twitter Followers once again


 

Justin Bieber used to have the most Twitter followers of anyone in the world. But a new report says more than 50 per cent of his followers are fake, which means that the 19-year-old Canadian pop star only has the second most Twitter followers of anyone in the world.

According to the website Social Bakers, which monitors and tracks social networks for social media stats and metrics purposes, only 17.8 million of Bieber’s 37.3 million followers are linked to real accounts. That means only 47 per cent of his followers are actual ‘Beliebers’.

“The company spots fake accounts by looking at the number of followers and seeing if genuine tweets have been posted, rather than spam,” says the BBC. “The data also considers fake accounts to continuously tweet buzz phrases such as ‘diet’, ‘make money’ and ‘work from home’.”

What does all this mean? It means that Lady Gaga, who Bieber overtook last year for the title of most Twitter followers, is back on top. After one takes into account the number of fake followers she has, Lady Gaga still has 19 million real Twitter followers compared to Bieber’s 17 million.


 
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Half of Justin Bieber’s followers are fake, report says

  1. I don’t understand the logic here, some of Gaga’s followers could be fake too. Only after you analyze all people’s real followers, can you make such a conclusion

    • Please note the line “After one takes into account the number of fake followers she has…” – i.e. they already discounted her fake followers in coming to the 19 million number.

      • Thanks Keith. Sorry I missed that part.

  2. Just in case no one’s noticed. Justin Bieber’s a fake.

  3. Holy crap!
    This story has certainly changed my world view – good thing you filed it in the Need To Know section of the site, else I might have missed it.
    Sheesh…

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