Australian politicians and their fake Twitter Followers

Australian politicians fake Twitter FollowersSome of our Australian politicians have a lot of fake Twitter Followers.

Having just ranted about the pernicious nature of judging people by their social media following I’m presenting this without any value judgment at all. Bear in mind that there are many ways for a follower to be labelled fake and that the more you use social media the more you’re likely to attract unwelcome attention from people linking to you.

I got these figures by looking at each politician’s Twitter page and then running them through Fake Follower Check. They warn that it may not be so accurate above 100,000 followers which could obviously affect three of our politicians. I also focused on fake Followers and ignored ‘inactive’ for these purposes. Final disclaimer, I chose a sample of high-profile politicians who had Twitter accounts I didnt check them all.

 

3 thoughts on “Australian politicians and their fake Twitter Followers

  • August 24, 2012 at 2:00 pm
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    ha ha… looks like KRudd has a “social media export” on his staff

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    • August 24, 2012 at 3:12 pm
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      It was your article that lead me down this road, so ‘thanks’ to you.

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  • August 24, 2012 at 10:55 pm
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    I know daughters become their mothers….not sure how I became amelia. Great blog!

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