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The Graphic Truth: Fake Follow The Leader

The Graphic Truth: Fake Follow The Leader
Ari Winkleman

A recent New York Times expose uncovered the vast, and lucrative, market for the creation of “fake followers” on Twitter and other social media platforms. Well, we decided to take a look at the Twitter accounts of some of the world’s most “followed” leaders to see how many of their followers are real and fake. Alf mabrouk to Saudi Arabia’s King Salman for being the realest on Twitter! Full disclosure, I am almost positive that more than 100% of my 2,500 followers are extremely very real.


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