by Dave Blount | April 16, 2015 1:31 pm
Everything about Hillary’s public image is stilted and fake. But she must appeal to someone, because she has over 3.6 million Twitter followers. Even for a celebrity who has been a household name throughout the world for decades, that’s not bad. Oh wait:
StatusPeople.com, the oldest publicly available Twitter-auditing tool, reports that 44 per cent of the former secretary of state’s followers are ‘good’; 15 per cent are ‘fake’; and 41 per cent are ‘inactive,’ meaning that they never tweet or reply to any tweets.
Even Obama is more genuine:
Just 4 per cent of President Barack Obama’s Twitter followers, by comparison, are considered fake.
But then, that could be because Obama isn’t running for office anymore.
The White House worked overtime to purge most of them after a September 2013 report found that more than half of his followers didn’t really exist.
It isn’t just Twitter:
The new measurements will add to the Clinton presidential campaign’s embarrassment following news on Tuesday that a large number of her Facebook fans may represent ‘likes’ that were purchased rather than earned.
Vocativ reported that at least 7 per cent of them listed Baghdad, Iraq as their hometown, a larger number than any U.S. city.
At least when she was buying Facebook likes for the State Department it was free; that is to say, taxpayers picked up the bill:
While Clinton was America’s top diplomat, her State Department was buying Facebook ‘likes,’ according to an Associated Press report from last year.
‘In 2013, the State Department, which has more than 400,000 likes and was recently most popular in Cairo, said it would stop buying Facebook fans after its inspector general criticized the agency for spending $630,000 to boost the numbers,’ the wire service reported.
But no one had to pay the teaming throngs of adoring normal people when she and her Muslim Brotherhood–affiliated henchwoman Huma Abedin descended from On High to mix among us at Chipotle:
On tips from Petterssonp, Stormfax, and J. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.
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