The Undisputed King of Fake Followers

002The four phoniest twitter accounts,  which  included Democratic and Republican Party leaders in Washington, D.C., were those  belonging to President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, first lady Michelle  Obama and the White House communications shop.

Among influential U.S. political tweeters,  President Barack Obama is the undisputed king of the fake followers. A  MailOnline analysis ranks his sizable Twitter following as the most deceptive  total among the 21 most influential accounts run by American politicians: More  than 19.5 million (53%) of his 36.9 million Twitter followers are accounts that don’t  correspond to real people.  Only 20% of his “buddies” are real people who are active users.

Michelle Obama’s Twitter followers included nearly 2 million nonexistent people.

Biden’s nonexistent fans make up 46 per cent  of his Twitter total, with 20 per cent being ‘real’ followers.

The White House’s  followers are 37% per cent fake and 25%  per cent active; the first lady’s primary  account is 36 per cent fake and 29 per cent active.

Four of the most prominent House and Senate  leaders – from both major parties – gave the Obama administration a run for its money.

House Speaker John Boehner had the worst  record among members of Congress whose Twitter accounts MailOnline sampled.  One-third of his speaker account’s followers – 33 per cent – are fake, which is  a greater proportion than the 30 per cent who exist and are active tweeters.  Boehner also has a second account with a 24 per cent ‘fake’  rating.

Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, Democratic House  Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid  followed with 29, 29 and 28 percent fake followers, respectively

When we turn around & come face to face with our destiny, we discover that words (spoken) are not enough. I know so many people who are brilliant speakers but are quite incapable of practising what they preach. It’s one thing to describe a situation & quite another to experience it.  I realised a long time ago that a warrior in search of his dream must take his inspiration from what he actually does & not from what he imagines himself doing.”  Paulo Coelho, Aleph

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