How many eggs follow Donald Trump on Twitter – Donald Trump Sucks

How many eggs follow Donald Trump on Twitter – Donald Trump Sucks

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Donald Trump may have 27.6 million Twitter followers, but more
than a quarter of them are fake accounts, trolls, and novice

That’s according to a new piece out from Bloomberg’s Polly Mosendz,
which took a deep dive into Trump’s Twitter following. What
Mosendz found was that Trump’s Twitter following is largely
made up of eggs: users who never changed their profile picture to
a more personalized image and were stuck with Twitter’s
previous default image, an egg. 

Using data from Social Rank, a startup that helps brands and
celebrities analyze their Twitter followers, Bloomberg reports
that more than 7.5 million of Trump’s followers are eggs, which
equates to about 28% of his total following. 

Egg accounts have long been associated with bad behavior on
Twitter. While they’re not necessarily always trolls or automated
bots, egg accounts often get a bad reputation on the site for
being perpetrators of harassment and bullying. Last month,
Twitter attempted to curb some of that behavior by

ditching the egg for a new default

 a silhouette of a disembodied head and
shoulders, aimed at 

encouraging people to
“upload their own photos for more personal expression.”

Social Rank’s CEO Alex Taub told Bloomberg

with any large Twitter following comes a
large egg following. That may be because the user bought
followers (which are often bots that only serve to inflate
follower count), or because they were…

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