CNN Caught Purchasing 16 Million Fake Twitter Followers

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CNN purchases 16 million fake Twitter followers

Internet sleuths have discovered that over 50% of CNN’s Twitter followers – around 16 million of them – are fake accounts purchased by CNN.

A push by the network to try and discredit the Project Veritas CNN leaks prompted internet detectives to examine CNN’s shady social media strategy. reports:

An audit of CNN’s Twitter account reveals that their most recent rating reflected an abysmal 46% real followers, 54% fake.


It should be noted that this audit reflects information from four years ago, when CNN had just over 30 million followers; they now have 32 million followers.

An analysis of recent CNN tweets show that they rarely garner more than 1,000 retweets or 2,000 likes, with the average post receiving less than 500 retweets – and some as low as 25 retweets.

In contrast, President Donald Trump, who currently has 25.7 million followers and an audit rating of 73% real followers, regularly eclipses 25,000 retweets and 100,000 likes – sometimes breaking the 300,000 mark for likes.

Infowars’ Paul Joseph Watson, with a mere 512,000 followers, does traffic of which CNN can only dream – while poking fun at CNN.

A related interesting note regards CNN anchor, Chris Cuomo, who currently has 1.19 million followers.

Twitter users ran audits on his account, as of midday February 23, and returned a score of 59% real followers out of 1.19 million – of which they made him well aware.


Just hours later, Cuomo’s score was mysteriously upgraded to 96% – despite almost no change in the number of total followers.


James O’Keefe and Project Veritas have released nearly 120 hours of audio from inside CNN, and they need your help to comb through it. Learn more HERE.