Joe Bidens Twitter account (@POTUS) includes Fake followers
According to SparkToro – a research tool, Joe Biden the president of the USA has 22.2 million followers on Twitter out of which half of the followers are fake accounts.
The reports of SparkToro says that they have found 49.3% fake Twitter accounts which follow the President (@POTUS).
Research tool researched its concept on the basis of location, default profile images and new users on Twitter.
Tesla King Elon Musk, who is all set to buy Twitter but now he kept this $44bn deal on hold because of this fake and spam accounts concern.
Elon stated that, until the problem of fake and spam accounts is not solved, the deal will not proceed ahead while criticizing the present CEO of Twitter Parag Agarwal.
Musk also said that Twitter has 20% fake accounts which is almost 4times more than Twitter suggests.
Elon Musk claimed that Twitter actually have 4times more fake/spam accounts than the Twitter CEO say’s, but Mr. Agarwal refuses to show any proof related to it, hence Musk freezed the Twitter deal.
Parag Agarwal wrote,’We suspend over half a million spam accounts every day, usually before any of you even see them on Twitter. We also lock millions of accounts each week that we suspect may be spam, if they can’t pass human verification challenges (captchas, phone verification, etc),’
The two had a long Twitter thread to which Elon Musk replied with a poop emoji and wrote, ‘So how do advertisers know what they’re getting for their money? This is fundamental to the financial health of Twitter’.
Even the shares of Twitter have significantly reduced from $54.20 per share to $36.80 per share.
Nad there have also been speculations that Elon Musk is using this fake and spam accounts issue to get on a better deal for Twitter.