A study found that Ellen DeGeneres and Kim Kardashian rank among the highest for fake followers on social media, nearly 50%.

Report: Nearly half of Kim Kardashian’s Instagram followers are fake

Reality TV queen Kim Kardashian boasts an Instagram following of well over 100 million people.

But a recently released report says that nearly half of those are fake, according to The Daily Mirror.

The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance in London just concluded an audit of celebrities’ IG accounts. According to their findings, 44 percent of Kardashian’s 143.6 million IG followers are fake. The ICMP says her fake rate is tied with her sister Khloe Kardashian, who today boasts about 96 million followers.

Surprisingly, the Kardashians do not have the highest percentage of fake followers. That crown belongs to daytime talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, of whom the ICMP says a 58 percent fake rate among her 74.4 million followe… Continue Reading (2 minute read)

9 thoughts on “A study found that Ellen DeGeneres and Kim Kardashian rank among the highest for fake followers on social media, nearly 50%.”

  1. QcChopper

    Wow, 50% is a damn high percent.

    >Surprisingly, the Kardashians do not have the highest percentage of fake followers. That crown belongs to daytime talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, of whom the ICMP says a 58 percent fake rate among her 74.4 million followers. DeGeneres is closely followed in second place by pop singer Katy Perry, of whom the ICMP says 53 percent of her 83.6 million are fake.

    >Another of Kardashian sisters, Kourtney Kardashian, comes in third on the list with over 49 percent of her vast following being allegedly fake.

    >Singers Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift and an Indian film actress named Deepika Padukone made the top 10 on the list, according to the ICMP.

  2. n0oo7

    The question is, do they buy fake followers, or do fake follower accounts just follow them for free so that they can appear legit (because they are of the most followed celebrities)

  3. Spartan0330

    Well that goes well with rest of them and their fakeness.

  4. Captainirishy

    So are half their followers bots?

  5. Decabet

    Even the real followers are at least 50% fake

  6. Ken-Popcorn

    What about Kim isn’t fake?

  7. guacoholy

    With the advent of indistinguishable chat AIs like GPT-3 I’d bet most or a large portion of users on all social media sites are bots.

    Governments can use these bots to create a false sense of what the public opinion is and you know what they say about sheep. The real users will follow the herd.

  8. Mega_Rayqaza

    Just like how nearly 50% of Kim Kardashian’s body mass is fake?

  9. d3m0nsh34d

    What content do they offer that the rest 50% genuinely follow them?

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