New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is known for his effective use of social media, especially Twitter, for matters relating to administration as well as politics. But, a recent audit conducted by Twiplomacy revealed that a staggering 60 percent of the BJP stalwart’s Twitter followers were found to be fake.
Twiplomacy, a digital platform which assists international organisations and governments to improve their digital strategy, claimed that 24,799,527 out of Modi’s 40,993,053 followers are authentic ones while 16,191,426 are fake ones.
The above figures were determined with the help of Twitter Audit algorithm, 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.
According to the data, For US President Donald Trump, 35,980,870 out of his 48,939,948 followers are real, 12,445,604 are fake.
When it comes to Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s official Twitter handle, @OfficeofRG, there are 3,696,460 fake accounts and just 1,715,634 real accounts. The official Twitter account of Pope Francis also has 59 percent fake followers.