Fake News: Audit Finds 17 Million CNN Followers Are... Fake

CNN is not having a good week.

As if we needed further proof that Fake News outlet CNN is just that, Fake News, new findings from the site TwitterAudit.com reveal that nearly half of the network's Twitter followers are fake. 

Yes, more than 17 million followers of CNN's Twitter account are spurious. 


Breitbart first reported on the TwitterAudit, noting how the site "determines the quality and score of real and fake followers by taking 'a sample of up to 5000 (or more, if you subscribe to Pro) Twitter followers for a user and calculates a score for each follower.'"

​TwitterAudit states that these results are not definitive but do provide insight into whether or not a Twitter account gained followers through illegitimate means: “We use these scores to determine whether any given user is real or fake.

The audit site goes on to state that while its scoring method may not be fail-proof, it's a solid way of determining if a Twitter account "is likely to have increased their follower count by inorganic, fraudulent, or dishonest means."

CNN is not having a good week in the credibility department.