Justin Bieber cracked 35-million Twitter followers on Monday morning, officially surpassing the total population of Canada, his home country.
But Twitter is notorious for hosting thousands of fake profiles, people who sign up and then leave the service or just plain spammer accounts. Justin Bieber, meanwhile, is a featured account that all new Twitter users are encouraged to follow as soon as they register a new account.
So how many of Justin Bieber’s 35-million followers are actually real?
According to the web service StatusPeople.com, which offers the ability to track fake accounts, more than a third of Justin Bieber’s followers aren’t actually real people.
The site’s analysis finds that about 36 per cent of Justin Bieber’s followers are fake (meaning they’re spam accounts, bots or otherwise non-humans) and another 31 per cent of his followers are inactive, meaning they don’t use Twitter.
That leaves Bieber with 33 per…
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