How Many Fake Followers Do Some Of The Most Popular People On Twitter Have?

The site Status People has a new app that let’s you find out just how many of your followers aren’t really following at all. Looks like I’m going to have to delete the 900 bots I made to follow me and start paying people.

From the app’s website:

Fake Follower Check does what it says. It checks your Twitter followers to see if they are real or fake. Or in other words, it checks to see how many spam accounts are following you.

However, the final number for very popular accounts is more a “ballpark” number than anything:

For those of you with 10,000 followers or less we believe our tool will provide a very accurate insight into how many inactive and fake followers you have.

If you’re very ‘popular’ the tool will still provide good insight but may better reflect your current follower activity rather than your whole follower base.

2. Lady Gaga:

Roughly 35% (10,000,152) of her 28,571,865 followers are fake.

4. Miley Cyrus:

Roughly 30% (2,380,327) of her 7,934,425 followers are fake.

6. Ashton Kutcher:

Roughly 34% (4,061,919) of his 11,946,823 followers are fake.

8. Donald Trump:

Roughly 29% (404,211) of his 1,393,833 followers are fake.

Roughly 25% (1,533,821) of his 6,135,287 followers are fake.

12. Insane Clown Posse:

Roughly 12% (8,649) of their 72,079 followers are fake.

Roughly 34% (4,547,055) of her 13,373,693 followers are fake.

16. Rob Delaney:

Roughly 6% (33,210) of his 553,510 followers are fake.

18. Captain Horatio Magellan Crunch:

Roughly 3% (153) of his 5,096 followers are fake.

20. Kim Kardashian:

Roughly 24% (3,814,247) of her 15,892,699 followers are fake.

22. Barack Obama:

Roughly 36% (6,736,011) of his 18,711,142 followers are fake.

24. Mitt Romney:

Roughly 17% (149,152) of his 877,365 followers are fake.

26. Rihanna:

Roughly 40% (9,793,543) of her 24,483,857 followers are fake.

28. Justin Bieber:

Roughly 29% (7,786,956) of his 26,851,575 followers are fake.

30. Nicki Minaj:

Roughly 23% (3,276,265) of her 14,244,631 followers are fake.

Surprisingly enough, novelty Twitter accounts fared slightly better:

Roughly 3% (39,964) of their 1,332,141 followers are fake.

Roughly 2% (41,125) of their 2,056,285 followers are fake.

Roughly 5% (119,057) of their 2,381,150 followers are fake.

39. And here’s myself:

Roughly 3% (26) of my 872 followers are fake.

What about you? Go here to find out and add yours!

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