MORE than half of Justin Bieber’s Twitter followers are fake, according to an analysis of who is following him.
Earlier this year Bieber’s ‘Beliebers’ overtook Lady Gaga’s Little Monsters and he was crowned the King of Twitter,
However social media analytics experts Socialbakers say 45 per cent of Bieber’s 37 million-odd followers are fake.
Bieber’s actual followers, according to Socialbakers, is around 17.8 million and just shy of Gaga’s 19 million.
Fake followers are determined as those who have never tweeted, follow less than 50 people and have less than one follower themselves. Socialbakers also deems an account fake if they use words including ‘diet’, ‘make money’ and ‘work from home’.
It has not been a good 2013 for Bieber who was dumped by girlfriend Selena Gomez, had his pet monkey quarantined in Germany, lashed out at paparazzi and was booed onstage in London after arriving two hours late.