Twitter followers are vanishing by the MILLIONS from celebrity and influencer accounts

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Twitter followers are vanishing by the MILLIONS from celebrity and influencer accounts

Daily Mail Online

Twitter followers are vanishing by the MILLIONS from celebrity and influencer accounts as feds open probe into social media ‘black market’ for bots

  • Celebrities Clay Aiken, Lisa Rinna and John Leguziamo have lost a significant number of followers after Twitter said it’s aware users are buying followers
  • Chef Paul Hollywood deleted his Twitter after it was leaked he pays for followers
  • Firms that sell followers are being investigated by federal and state authorities  
  • Twitter said fake accounts ‘are unacceptable’ and vowed to look into the issue

Celebrities and social media influencers are watching their Twitter followers dwindle by the millions after it was revealed that many are guilty of paying for fake accounts to follow them.

Singer Clay Aiken, Baroness Martha Lane-Fox, reality TV star Lisa Rinna, British rowing Olympic champion James Cracknell, as well as actor John Leguziamo were all revealed to have purchased fake followers.

Great British Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood even went so far as to delete his Twitter account in shame after it was discovered that he bought roughly 600,000 of his Twitter followers.

The jaw-dropping revelations were made public as part of a New York Times investigation into the social media black market.

Twitter has pledged to crack down on fake accounts after it was revealed that a shadowy American company, Devumi, had helped 200,000 people purchase fake followers on the site

The celebrities are among the 200,000 customers who have signed up for services from a shadowy American company called Devumi, which sells Twitter followers and…Read More

Lakeem Khodra
Lakeem Khodra
News Writer/Contributor at Tyranny News @lakeemk

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