We’ve all been duped on Twitter! Fake Twitter followers are the Twitter accounts that follow you and look like real users but are indeed bots or fake users. If you think you do not have any fake Twitter followers, then you are definitely living under a rock as Twitter is filled with fake accounts.
Twitter is swarmed with a massive number of bot accounts used for malicious purposes. These bots could be created for spreading false rumors, amplifying political messages, and supporting certain agendas or groups. Whatever be the reason, these fake Twitter accounts then follow real users like you and me to make their Twitter account look genuine.
In 2020, Twitter removed 20,000 fake Twitter accounts linked to Saudi, Egyptian, and Serbian governments. In 2018. Twitter removed more than 70 million fake Twitter followers to spread misinformation from the platform.
Despite several attempts by Twitter, the number of bots seem to increase and it’s best to get rid of fake Twitter followers from your account by yourself. In this article, we will help you with simple ways with which you can remove any suspicious fake account from your Twitter.
Method 1: Use Circleboom to spot fake Twitter followers:
Circleboom is the easiest way out for anybody looking to spot their fake followers within seconds. Circleboom’s algorithm spots fake accounts and saves you from the tedious process of understanding if accounts look genuine or fake.
To get rid of fake Twitter followers on Circleboom, follow the steps below:
- Login to the Circleboom dashboard by authenticating your Twitter account.
- From the menu on the left, select “The Circle” -> “Fake/Spam.”
- On the right screen, all your fake Twitter followers will be listed. You can click on the red “Visit” button to visit each account and remove them.
- With the search bar, you can also search for accounts that you are suspicious of. You can also search using hashtags, keywords, or language in the search bar.
The best thing is that Circleboom gives you an opportunity to inspect each account yourself before removing them from your Twitter account.
Pro Tip: One trick to quickly get rid of fake inactive Twitter accounts is to filter lists by tweets or last tweet. Twitter accounts with very low number of tweets or old last tweet can be considered fake and inactive.
Method 2: Analyze Twitter accounts to look for anomalies:
If you don’t want to go through your entire list, rather just analyze some accounts that you are suspicious of, then you can follow this method. This would involve you to check the Twitter account thoroughly and look for signs of the account being fake. Here are some signs that you should look for:
- Twitter profile picture: An egghead or a stock photo can be a sign that there’s no real person behind the Twitter account.
- No tweets or few tweets: A Twitter account without any tweets or retweets is also suspicious. These bot accounts are created to make tweets viral with no other agenda.
- Lack of engagement: If you never see the account engaging with any posts or Twitter, or any other account engaging with it, then it could be a fake account.
Checking for some of the signs above can help you determine a fake Twitter follower.
The key takeaway:
Using method 1 would be more credible in understanding fake accounts. Circleboom can help you know for sure which accounts are fake rather than spending time in guesswork. All the best cleaning your Twitter account and maintaining a healthy Twitter profile.