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Nearly half of US president's Twitter followers are fake, media report


US President Joe Biden delivers a statement on the situation around Ukraine at the White House. Archival photoMOSCOW, May 18. Almost half of US President Joe Biden's Twitter accounts are fake, the Daily Mail newspaper writes, citing an analysis by the auditing company Spark Toro.According to the analysis, 11 million, or 49, 3% of the subscribers of the official page of the American president in the social network (@POTUS) are either bots or users with non-working accounts. a word during a speechThe current US President Joe Biden, in addition to the official page of the head of the country, also has a personal page on Twitter, however, as the publication notes, things are no better there – 43% of the accounts subscribed to this page are probably fake. At the end of April Billionaire Elon Musk has reached an agreement to acquire Twitter for $44 billion. Explaining the purchase, he said he believes in the potential of the social network to become a platform for free speech around the world. However, Musk later announced the suspension of the deal to buy Twitter, pending verification of data that fake accounts represent less than 5% of the total number of users. The entrepreneur later said that his team would check 100 random Twitter accounts to identify the number of fake ones.