Friday we witnessed history, according to Twitter.
Katy Perry, whose new album is titled “Witness,” is the first person to reach 100 million followers on Twitter.
In honor of this major milestone, Katy Perry got a special emoji for the hashtag #LoveKaty and a minute-long celebratory video.
But the big issue: Katy Perry doesn’t REALLY have 100 million followers because Katy Perry’s account is plagued by a common problem on Twitter — bots.
There are many third-party platforms for analyzing the authenticity of Twitter followers out thereDigital Spy used the service TwitterAudit and found that of her 99.3 million followers at the time, only 32 percent were real. That means nearly 67 million of her followers were fake. Read more…