Apr 10, 2017 - Politics & Policy

Trump's Twitter followers


Elizabeth Robertson / The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP

The lovers, the haters, the bots — Bloomberg's Polly Mosendz did a deep dive on @RealDonaldTrump followers and found:

  • "According to a beta content-analysis software used by Social Rank, only 19 percent of Trump's followers are women. Among Trump's 20 most-engaged followers, only two had traditionally female names — and both of those accounts appear to be automated."
  • "Egg accounts — named after the logo [of users — often bots] who don't adopt another image ... — make up 7.5 million of @realDonaldTrump's followers, about 28 percent of his total following."
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