60 per cent of PM Narendra Modi's Twitter followers are fake

A recent tweet put out by Twiplomacy claimed that a staggering 60 per cent of the BJP stalwart's Twitter followers were found to be fake.

Published: 14th March 2018 08:30 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th July 2020 02:18 PM   |  A+A-

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (File | PTI)

By Online Desk

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has the distinction of being one of the top political leaders to have a massive following on Twitter. But, a recent tweet put out by Twiplomacy, claimed that a staggering 60 per cent of the BJP stalwart's Twitter followers were found to be fake.

Twiplomacy, a digital platform that assists international organisations and governments to improve their digital strategy, tweeted a graph that claimed 24,799,527 of Modi's 40,993,053 followers are fake ones while 16,191,426 are authentic ones. Twiplomacy had credited Twitter Audit as the source of the stats that were put out.

The above figures determined by Twitter Audit, were put together considering factors like the ratio of followers of friends, date of the last tweet and number of tweets.

Not just Modi but also top leaders like US President Donald Trump, Pope Francis, King Salman also had a massive number of fake Twitter followers, claimed the tweet.   

According to the graph, 35,980,870 of Trump's 48,939,948 followers are genuine while 12,445,604 were found to be fake.

The infographic also revealed that Congress President Rahul Gandhi's official Twitter handle has 3,696,460 fake followers and 1,715,634 credible ones.

(Clarification about the story: We had earlier mentioned that the analysis was done by Twiplomacy, but the infographic was taken from the GZERO Media newsletter showing an analysis from Twitter Audit, which was tweeted by Twiplomacy)


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