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[–] SexMachine 1 points 5 points (+6|-1) ago 

These stories are stupid. People can pay for a million bots to follow you to make your account look less legitimate. There's no way to mass block bot accounts, so if you have more than 100 you're fucked.

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[–] pushthis 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago  (edited ago)

No. 17 mil is a lot

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[–] WickedVocalist 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

Its also legal in marketing to use that if they want.

All media companies do, now stop following like Sheep.

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[–] Ywis 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Fake news, fake audience. If it wasn't on in all the airports it wouldn't even exist.

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[–] WickedVocalist 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Its called advertising and theyre allowed to do it..

This is why you know all media is always fake, all the fucking time. It is occasionally based on reality, that is all.

Media = Entertainment

Want the truth in news? Walk out your front door.

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[–] ScalarWhaler 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

So, is this the managers of CNN defrauding the investors?

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[–] pyres 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I hope this isn't reflected their Nielsen ratings. /s

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[–] Gorillion 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

Shareholder fraud, surely? They use numbers like those to make investors think they aren't tanking, right?

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[–] 7p 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I noticed that Clinton's followers are 63% real, pretty close to CNN's... https://www.twitteraudit.com/hillaryclinton

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[–] Ozzsanity 4 points -3 points (+1|-4) ago 

The same thing happens when you Twitter audit Trump his numbers might be worse. So I don't think you should hang your hat on this one.

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[–] brandon816 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Fyi, the estimated numbers are not even close.

Compared to this, that site is fairly conservative about who it calls fake ( estimated 12mil fake vs the 17mil in the article ).

Honestly though, the absolute number of estimated real followers probably matters more than the number of fake ones. DT is still slightly ahead over CNN in that regard.

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[–] pushthis 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

No-er. E, hes got 33mil followers

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[–] Ozzsanity 3 points -3 points (+0|-3) ago 

Justin Bieber has 97 million followers.