Joe Biden got caught.
He doesn’t have nearly as many followers as claimed.
And now Joe Biden is worried after an audit revealed a huge fraud that could change everything.
According to Twitter, Joe Biden has 22.2 million followers on the platform.
But apparently this is an artificially-inflated number, as an audit by the software company SparkToro revealed that 50 percent of Joe Biden’s followers were either spam or fake bot accounts.
Almost half of President Joe Biden’s current 22.2 million followers on Twitter are fake accounts, according to an audit tool provided by software company SparkToro.
SparkToro’s tool found that 49.3 percent of accounts following the official @POTUS Twitter account are “fake followers” based on analysis of a number of factors, including location issues, default profile images and new users.
Elon Musk’s proposed $44 billion takeover of Twitter is now on hold as a result of the number of fake bot accounts on the platform.
According to Musk, Twitter deceived him by claiming only 5% of the accounts were fake.
As a result, the deal is on hold until Twitter can substantiate the claim they made to Musk.
“My offer was based on Twitter’s SEC filings being accurate,” Musk posted on social media. “Yesterday, Twitter’s CEO publicly refused to show proof of less than 5%. This deal cannot move forward until he does.”
Musk took a sample survey, which he claims revealed over 20 percent of Twitter accounts were fake.
Even though some believe Musk is trying to back out of the deal, others believe he is attempting to negotiate down the purchase price.
When Musk revealed that his goal was to turn Twitter into a free speech platform, it became a major political story in the national news.
Since leftists believe social companies exist to censor conservative voices and opponents of the Democrat Party, they are terrified over Musk potentially owning the company.
Musk hasn’t always wanted to own Twitter.
A free-speech absolutist, the idea came to Musk after Twitter censored the satire site Babylon Bee for giving a man of the year award to a biological male working in the Biden administration who claims to be a woman.
But given the potential high number of fake accounts, Musk’s acquisition is now up in the air.
And right now no one really knows what the outcome will be when all is said and done.
Political Animal News will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.