53% of Bieber's Twitter Followers Are Fake
So is Lady Gaga the real queen of Twitter?
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 11, 2013 1:39 PM CDT
In this Nov. 18, 2012 file photo, Justin Bieber performs at the 40th Anniversary American Music Awards, in Los Angeles.   (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP, File)

(Newser) – Justin Bieber is the most-followed person on Twitter, but don't be too impressed: Just 47% of his followers are real people, the BBC reports. Socialbakers, a service that identifies fake Twitter accounts, finds that 17.8 million of Bieber's 37.3 million followers are legit. The company spots real users by looking for genuine tweets vs. spam or repetitive buzzwords like "make money" and "work from home." If its report is correct, Lady Gaga has more followers than Bieber: 19 million of hers are real.

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Tology
Apr 12, 2013 11:45 PM CDT
Twitter is stupid and Instagram is Twitter for people who can't spell.
david90531
Apr 12, 2013 12:35 PM CDT
I'm speechless, even in the celebrity section I still find this hilarious as a NEWS
wei2szu
Apr 12, 2013 3:40 AM CDT
I bet 98% of that 47% are homo boys between the ages of 13-15.