Labour leader’s managed follower numbers raise suspicions and complaints
Keir Starmer’s Twitter account has been reported to the social media platform because of the massive number of fake identities following it.
Starmer’s account has for years shown clear signs of managed followers numbers, with an already-high high number of fake accounts growing further as every lost real follower was replaced by fake accounts, apparently to hide the loss – from at least 2021 and continuing since then.
But the number of fake accounts following Starmer has reached record levels, from over a third a year ago to almost 41% now – a staggering 570,858 apparently ‘turfed’ accounts – triggering a complaint to Twitter by activist ‘Damian from Brighton’ about the ruse to ‘mislead voters into thinking he is popular’:
The fake followers are not the only issue with Starmer’s social media activity since he . Mass numbers of bots have reportedly been mobiised to either create a false impression of popularity or else to drown out adverse news – a tactic extensively used by the Tories to influence voter perception.
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