If you’re impressed by the tens of thousands of followers that “social media guru” who just followed you has amassed, you might want to consider this: up to 30 percent of her followers could be fake.
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There’s been a lot of buzz – almost a roar, really – about the number of fake followers on Twitter lately. And it all started with this little app: Fakers by Social People, which calculates how many followers of any Twitter account are inactive and how many are downright fake.
And now this simple app has been updated to pinpoint your Twitter fakers even more precisely than before.
Last week a little app called Fakers by Status People was launched, allowing anyone to check out how many of their Twitter followers are real and how many are bots, spam or just plain fake.
Business Insider liked the idea of testing for fakers, and took it one step further: they analysed the top companies on Twitter to see which ones were followed by the most fake accounts.
Curious to see which big names in business are all fluff when it comes to Twitter? Read on for the results.