News That Will Drive You To Drink

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And now it can be told!

Thanks to exciting investigative journalism from World Nut Daily, we now know that not only is CNN FAKE NEWS!!1!, but those rat bastards have fake, Fake, FAKE followers on Twitter!

Is there no end to their lying?

CNN isn’t just the king of “fake news” these days, it’s also apparently the king of fake Twitter followers.

In fact, more than 17 million of CNN’s Twitter followers have been determined to be “fake,” according to Twitter Audit.

That’s a full 48 percent of all of CNN’s followers. And, according to a WND analysis, CNN is the worst offender of all prominent news organization hashtags.

…Furthermore, high-profile Twitter users can – and often do – purchase thousands or even millions of followers. As CNET reports, any Twitter user can buy 1,000 followers for as little as $12.

So who else has fake followers?

The following are some other ratings of news organization hashtags with high numbers of fake followers:

  • 47 percent of ABC News’ Twitter followers are determined to be fake.
  • 46 percent of the News York Times’ Twitter followers are determined to be fake.
  • 41 percent of the Huffington Post’s Twitter followers are determined to be fake.
  • 40 percent of the Wall Street Journal’s Twitter followers are determined to be fake.
  • 40 percent of Reuters’ Twitter followers are determined to be fake.
  • 36 percent of the Associated Press’ Twitter followers are determined to be fake.
  • 36 percent of the Washington Post’s Twitter followers are determined to be fake.
  • 35 percent of the Daily Mail Online’s Twitter followers are determined to be fake.
  • 35 percent of CBS News’ Twitter followers are determined to be fake.
  • 34 percent of NBC News’ Twitter followers are determined to be fake.

Say, who’s missing?

Fox News also has a large number of fake followers, according to the site. The Twitter hashtag @FoxNews has nearly 7 million fake followers, Twitter Audit reports. That’s 47 percent of its followers.

‘Grain notes that makes them tied with Disney’s ABC News, and probably statistically within the same limits as CNN and The NYTimes. But do continue, WND:

  • 4 percent of Breitbart News’ Twitter followers were determined to be fake.
  • 6 percent of Newsbusters’ Twitter followers were determined to be fake.
  • 12 percent of the Washington Times’ Twitter followers were determined to be fake.
  • 16 percent of National Review Online’s Twitter followers were determined to be fake.
  • 16 percent of Newsmax’s Twitter followers were determined to be fake.
  • 15 percent of Hot Air’s Twitter followers were determined to be fake.
  • 23 percent of Townhall’s Twitter followers were determined to be fake.
  • 30 percent of the Daily Caller’s Twitter followers were determined to be fake.

Oh man! Who can we trust?

… WND’s Twitter handle, @worldnetdaily, has a 92 percent score of genuine followers, according to Twitter Audit. That means just 8 percent of WND’s followers are in question.

How did I know that this was gonna be the result?

But if you put that in perspective, that means WND has more FAKE FOLLOWERS than Newsbusters and Breitbart.

Now aside from the fact that fake followers means nothing, how would having a fake follower mean you have fake news?

/crickets

(Full discloser: Tengrain has 7% fake followers, and I have no idea how I got them or who they are. Nor do I care.)

 

 

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11 Responses to News That Will Drive You To Drink

  1. moeman says:

    I’m real and I’m spectacular.

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Nora Daly says:

    Projection – the repuke way!

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  3. grs says:

    I signed up for Twitter many moons ago. After a couple days, I realized that it’s not a format for me and I haven’t logged on since. I believe I’m one of your fake followers. I’m part of the 7%! So I get tax breaks now, right?

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  4. Sirius Lunacy says:

    I am not on Twitter, but I did once accidentally click on your “Follow Me On Twitter’ button. So I may be one of your fake followers as well.

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  5. Pupienus Maximus says:

    You know WHO ELSE has 49% fake followers? That’s right, HITLER tRUMP, THAT’S WHO! http://www.newsweek.com/donald-trump-twitter-followers-fake-617873

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    • paul fredine says:

      since i didn’t see this on any of the lists mentioned above, thank you for bringing it up. i sometimes get upset when someone beats me to it, but not this time. kudos!

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    • Feline Mama says:

      But THAT “Fake News” is something Preznint Twitter embraces.

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  6. HarpoSnarx says:

    Gawd in heaven. These shitheels have destroyed the media, discourse, voting, the three branches of government, the economy, our national reputation, the Constitution, civil decency, religion and now they’re on to math? After that all we have is ridicule. And I know the maniacs will find a way to cuck that up,

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  7. i’m not really comfortable in the twitterverse – i prefer to come to the blog, like now – in many ways i’m still a twentieth-century kind of guy

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  8. glitterbug says:

    “I win because I have the most followers!”
    is like…
    “I win ‘cuz I can squat out the biggest pile of shit”
    It’s become like being trapped for eternity inside “America’s Junior Miss Pageant”
    More vodka…..

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  9. Jim H. says:

    What’s the problem here? I’m a fake follower and I follow Tengrain on Twitter.

    Liked by 1 person

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