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Bryan Preston


September 25, 2013 - 2:48 pm

First Lady Michelle Obama has nearly two million fake Twitter followers, according to a study performed at But her fraud total is nowhere near the fake Twitter summit. The fakest Twitter army in US politics belongs to Captain Hopenchange.

The four phoniest accounts in the sample, which included Democratic and Republican Party leaders in Washington, D.C., were those belonging to President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, first lady Michelle Obama and the White House communications shop.

Of the president’s 36.9 million Twitter followers, an astonishing 53 per cent – or 19.5 million – are fake accounts, according to a search engine at the Internet research vendor Just 20 per cent of Obama’s Twitter buddies are real people who are active users.

Overall, the five most influential accounts linked to the Obama administration – the first lady has two – account for 23.4 million fake followers.

Biden’s nonexistent fans make up 46 per cent of his Twitter total, with 20 per cent being ‘real’ followers. The White House’s followers are 37 per cent fake and 25 per cent active; the first lady’s primary account is 36 per cent fake and 29 per cent active.

Exit question: How many of Obama’s fake twitter followers cast real votes in our elections?

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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I'm more interested in how many real Twitter followers Obama and Mooch have. Is there anybody that lame?
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Oh, what a house of cards this fake White House is. I believe that there is a great sense of fatigue of everything Obama right now .Oh dear, so many days before we get rid of these people.
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It starts with faux Greek columns, then moves to faux twitter followers. Faux all the way down.
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