Dr Mumbo

Fake Twitter glass houses

Screen Shot 2015-06-15 at 10.55.16 amThe Daily Telegraph loves Photoshop and today’s page six certainly delivers, with Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore being depicted as the Twitter bird.

Moore and the Tele have a long history of animosity but what could the Lord Mayor have done to deserve such an unflattering depiction?

As the story explains, the high profile politician has tens of thousands of apparently fake Twitter followers. It suggests that buying fake followers is a trait of those on Twitter who “want to show they are well liked and it encourages even more people to follow them.”Clover

A quick search of fake follower analysis tool Twitter Audit indeed suggests Moore has 23,965 fake followers. Which is a lot. But it’s not as many as a certain high profile tabloid website which has 31,545… 

TelegraphGiven the Tele’s prominent coverage of the issue Dr Mumbo looks forward to seeing further investigations into who else might be looking for Twitter love through fake followers…

Can he suggest that the newspaper take a look at these high profile media entities: Screen Shot 2015-06-15 at 1.00.02 pmCourier Mail Hun

(For the record, Twitter Audit suggests @mumbrella has 74% real followers, with 20,343 fakes among its 80,000 followers…)



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