Free-range conspiracy theorist Glenn Beck
Free-range Conspiracy Theorist Glenn Beck
takes on the issue of the day: HRClinton’s Twitter followers:
“She can’t even be honest about the fans on her social media sites. A study was done of her Facebook page. Again, we had to go across the ocean. We had to go to I think it was The Guardian in England to get anybody in the media to do a job. They found something odd about her followers. Seven percent of her followers were from Baghdad. That’s not really comforting or real. And on Twitter, it was revealed that 15%, about 544,000 of her Twitter followers, are bogus accounts.
If her team is willing to lie about Facebook and Twitter fans and make people up just out of whole cloth, what else are they willing to lie about?
Interesting premise, but let’s do a little investigation of our own. First off all, it wasn’t the (usually excellent) Guardian, it was the (always wretched) The Daily Fail, er, Mail that worked out that HRC has some bogus followers.
Let’s dive into the Fail:
StatusPeople.com, the oldest publicly available Twitter-auditing tool, reports that 44 per cent of the former secretary of state’s followers are ‘good'; 15 per cent are ‘fake'; and 41 per cent are ‘inactive,’ meaning that they never tweet or reply to any tweets.
…Another tool, TwitterAudit.com, sampled 320,000 of Mrs. Clinton’s followers and found that 18 per cent were fake.
Chilling, no? But just for shits and giggles, let’s see what happens when we run Glenn Beck through the same analytic services!
Glenn Beck Faker Status April 16, 2015
Jeebus, Beck, you are slipping. That was too E-Z.
UPDATED: just checked my own scores, and I’m pleased as punch to report…
I beat Beck like a rented mule’s red-headed stepson.