Twitter users gain free tool to identify fake followers

Socialbakers says its tool can determine what percentage of your Twitter faithful are fake, inactive or good

By John P. Mello Jr., PC World |  Unified Communications, social network security risk, Twitter

  • The ratio of following to followers is less than 50:1
  • Tweets repeatedly include spam phrases like diet, make money and work from home
  • Tweets are repeated more than three times
  • More than 90% of the account's tweets are retweets
  • More than 90% of tweets are links and the account has a following to followers ratio of 7:1 or greater.
  • The account has never tweeted

You can use Fakefollowers up to 10 times a day, and you can use it on any Twitter account. So you could see how many fake accounts are following your favorite celebrity or if a business competitor is padding their Twitter following.

By the way, Socialbakers' Twitter account, which has almost 23,000 followers, has only 2% fake and 2% inactive accounts.


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