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

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



President
Donald Trump.

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Vucci


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

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
image:

 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
that 

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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