Are Modi's Twitter followers fake?

The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi though has many credentials to his name, the most talked about credential is his massive following on the social media. Modi is the most followed Indian leader on Twitter with 41 million followers.

But, here comes the shocking news. A twitter audit revealed that most world leaders, including our Prime Minister Modi, may have over fifty percent fake followers on their Twitter profiles. This includes US President Donald Trump, Pope Francis, and King Salman.

There are sites like Twitter Audit that can parse celebrity numbers for fakes. All one has to do is paste a Twitter handle one wants to ‘audit’ and the site will analyze 5,000 followers to yield the percentage of ‘fakes’. It reads a fake account by the number and frequency of tweets and its own followers—though it can’t tell how many real followers may have signed up but lie dormant.