Recent days have not been kind to the Communist News Network, also known as CNN.
The station has been regularly called out for their dishonest coverage, especially concerning President Trump.
But now we are learning that it’s not just their news that’s fake. According to one website, much of their followers online are bogus too.
According to TwitterAudit.com, nearly fifty percent of the followers on CNN’s verified Twitter account are fake.
Of CNN’s millions of followers on their verified Twitter account, over 17 million or 48 percent are fake, according to TwitterAudit.
According to TwitterAudit, the site determines the quality and score of real and fake followers by taking “a sample of up to 5000 (or more, if you subscribe to Pro) Twitter followers for a user and calculates a score for each follower. This score is based on number of tweets, date of the last tweet, and ratio of followers to friends.”
TwitterAudit states that these results are not definitive but do provide insight into whether or not a Twitter account gained followers through illegitimate means: “We use these scores to determine whether any given user is real or fake. Of course, this scoring method is not perfect but it is a good way to tell if someone with lots of followers is likely to have increased their follower count by inorganic, fraudulent, or dishonest means.”
Social network sites like Facebook and Twitter have long been exploited by fake users. What are fake users? A fraudulent company overseas will create millions of fake accounts using “bot” software. A customer will pay this company money to have these fake accounts follower them, making it seem like they have millions more followers than they really do.
This is simply to create the impression accounts like CNN and others are legitimately popular. But obviously, they are not.
It’s very easy to do this, if you have the money. CNN cannot dig up enough real visitors on Twitter, so they had to pay someone to create fake accounts to inflate their numbers. Pathetic.
But it comes as no surprise, as CNN and other old media outlets are dying a painful death. Their bias and continued practice of pushing fake news is only killing them. More and more users want real news from alternative sources, often conservative ones.
CNN just can’t keep up, so they have to fake it.