Turns out a large percentage of Obama’s 19 million Twitter followers are either fake or inactive. But not a good thing to criticize him for since Twitter is full of fake profiles and inactive users.
If accurate, the number of fake followers out there is surprising. According to the StatusPeople tool, 71 percent of Lady Gaga’s nearly 29 million followers are “fake” or “inactive.” So are 70 percent of President Obama’s nearly 19 million followers.
Even Romney was criticized for having fake followers. From NBC News:
Over 24 hours starting July 21, the presumptive Republican nominee acquired nearly 117,000 followers — an increase of about 17 percent. Such a large and rapid increase was immediately noted by bloggers and Twitter commentators.