Thanks to a new tool created by social media management company StatusPeople, The Huffington Post has discovered that, as of Tuesday, up to 72 percent of Gaga's 29 million Twitter followers are considered fake or inactive.
Called "Fake Follower Check," the research tool is said to highlight what percentage of a tweeter's followers are "fake," "inactive" or "good." "A fake account is set up to follow people or send out spam. They normally have no followers, but follow large numbers of people. An inactive account is one in which there has been no activity for a while. They could be real people, but we would describe them as consumers of information rather than sharers of information. A good account is everything that remains," StatusPeople executive Rob Waller told the Guardian.