Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton both have the distinction of the most followed candidate for their respective parties on Twitter. Trump has slightly under four million followers, while Hillary has slightly more than four million.
But here’s the difference: Trump’s followers are real. To summarize the findings of an audit from The Daily Mail:
- Two different online audit tools say no more than 44 per cent of Hillary’s 3.6 million Twitter fans are real people who participate in the platform
- The newly minted presidential candidate is fending off accusations that her Facebook page is full of fake ‘likes’
- Her Facebook fan base includes more people from Baghdad, Iraq than any US city
- When she was secretary of state, her agency paid $630,000 to bulk up its Facebook likes, but pledged to stop after she left
As for Donald Trump? He holds the title for the candidate with the most real followers, as over 90% of his followers are real.
Hillary can buy fans, but at least she can’t buy votes. Help get the word out by sharing this article with friends and family on Facebook and Twitter!