According to a recent joint audit by two research companies, almost 23.42 percent of Elon Musk’s 93 million Twitter followers are fraudulent or spam accounts.
The two organisations, SparkToro and Followerwonk, stated that their definitions of “spam” and “fake” may differ from the microblogging site’s.
The company claims that 50,000 accounts were recognised as non-spam using a system of 17 warning signals on an algorithm that ran 35,000 bogus Twitter accounts bought by SparkToro.
If one of the billionaire’s followers was tagged for several spam signals, they were classified as low-quality or fraudulent, according to the study. Inactive users who hadn’t tweeted in 90 days made up 70.23 percent of Musk’s followers, according to the study.
According to the study, 73 percent of Musk’s Twitter followers had spam-related keywords on their accounts, and 71 percent utilised places that didn’t match any region.
Furthermore, 41% of the accounts had display names that followed spam account patterns. A significant number of accounts (69%) had been inactive for more than 120 days.
83% of followers had a “suspiciously small number of followers,” and 78 percent followed a “unusually small number of accounts.”
For a more detailed examination, the teams used indicators such as the account’s age, the amount of tweets sent over time, and the use of Twitter’s default profile picture.
SparkToro defined fake accounts as being “those that do not regularly have a human being personally composing the content of their tweets, consuming the activity on their timeline, or engaging in the Twitter ecosystem.”