Hillary Has More Fake Twitter Followers Than ANY Other Presidential Candidate

Like just about everything else surrounding Hillary Clinton, we now find that her Twitter followers are fake, too. All of the GOP candidates are in the 80 percent and higher percentiles of real Twitter followers. But just under half of Hillary’s Twitter followers are fake.

Now, there are many reasons that a follower of your feed can be “fake.” You might have been followed by a bot. That is beyond your control, of course. But another reason–especially for political candidates–is that you have fake accounts set up just to auto re-tweet your messages. In other words, you have fake followers that YOU set up to astroturf your message. And Hillary has more fake followers than all of them.

The folks at Vocativ have looked over the accounts.

When it comes to fake Twitter followers, Hillary Clinton is winning the presidential race by a landslide. Clinton has more fake followers and a higher ratio of bogus Twitter fans than any of the other main 2016 presidential contenders, a Vocativ analysis shows.

On the other end of the scale, the candidates with the lowest percentage of fake Twitter followers are Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders. Contrary to what one might guess from his reputation for extravagant self-promotion, Trump’s 2.6 million Twitter followers are 90 percent real people. Only 311,388 were deemed fake by the analysis using the tool TwitterAudit.

Bernie Sanders was tied for the highest ratio of authentic followers—90 percent of his 300,000-plus followers are real people. Then comes Gov. Jeb Bush with 89% of his followers registering as real. On the bottom of the Twitter list is Clinton, with a whopping 35 percent of her 2.3 million Twitter followers coming up as fake.

Like so much about the Clintons, her Twitter feed is fake, too. Hillary is the Rachel Dolezal of candidates.

Warner Todd Huston

Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago-based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart's BigGovernment.com, BigJournalsim.com and all Breitbart News' other sites, RightWingNews.com, CanadaFreePress.com, and many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs across the country to discuss his opinion editorials and current events as well as appearing on TV networks such as CNN, Fox News, Fox Business Network, and various Chicago-based news programs. He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the book "Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture" which can be purchased on amazon.com. He is also the owner and operator of PubliusForum.com. Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions : EMAIL Warner Todd Huston and follow him on Twitter, on Google Plus , and Facebook.

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