It is unusual or at least unprecedented in Twitter's admittedly short history for the sitting president of the United States to buy followers while in office. A relatively very high 88 percent of her followers are real, amounting to over 74 million people and putting her comfortably on top, considering the fifth-most followed celebrity on Twitter, Rihanna, has a total of 73.3 million followers. Obama's @barackobama account has 89.2 million followers.
It is something of a commentary on the nature of social media and its users that Obama is the only person or company who is not related to entertainment who finds himself in the top 10 of the list of most followed Twitter accounts.
Except, well, his 31 million followers aren't quite what they seem. But in 2012 I learned that only a portion of those are real humans; some are 'bots, ' artificially created to boost an account's popularity. And numerous followers aren't following anybody except Trump. But what's more interesting is the fact that the vast majority of these new followers are bots - fake computerized followers. Data generated by TwitterAudit shows as of 1 May 2017, 63 percent of Trump's followers were authentic. A few hundred dollars can net you hundreds to thousands of new adherents to your live-tweeting philosophy, though they're generally just fake accounts that will never really love you or your hilarious interactions with brands. Meanwhile, Amie Tsang, the paper's London business reporter, also wrote about the bids for Fairfax, including it in her Morning Agenda feature.
"They've formed an investment thesis that real estate's just got a lot of value in it", Damien Tampling, a partner in Deloitte Australia's technology and media practice, said of the bidders for Fairfax.
In other clashes, Dalits were attacked in two different places near Chandpura village by unidentified people. The incident occurred after a rally was held in Shabbirpur by Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati .
I'll be back in a few weeks", he told Sky Italia before addressing queries about his future by stating: "We'll have to see". In sporting terms, though, this was a key victory at the end of an arduous 64-game season for United.
Bill Monning, who represents San Luis Obispo County, cast one of the votes in favor of the single-payer bill. Even in the state that spends the most money each year, the $200 billion increase is asking for a lot.
While in Italy, Trump also met with Italian President Sergio Mattarella and Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni. Other women who were accompanying Melania , including Ivanka Trump , also wore black dresses and veils.
She said that Europeans "must really take our destiny into our own hands, " Agence France Presse reported ". But in the United States, President Donald Trump hailed his first foreign trip as a big success.
The South Korean official also said Pyongyang's public announcement of the missile test was "not appropriate". The KCNA report said that, as ever, the test had been overseen by the North's Supreme Leader, Kim Jong-un.
Baltimore could be the next city to remove Confederate monuments from public view, according to The Baltimore Sun . The commission recommended removing the Taney and Lee and Jackson monuments, and adding signs to the two others.
After the pomp of presidential travel overseas, Trump will return to Washington and numerous problems he left behind. A US withdrawal from the 197-nation Paris Agreement could undermine worldwide efforts to limit climate change .
But several Republican voters were willing to withhold judgment or were flat-out skeptical of what reportedly unfolded. Yet other polls showed the race tightening , and Gianforte himself admitted , "This race is closer than it should be".
Mr Cruz apologised "profusely" for the hardship caused to customers and insisted a similar incident would never happen again. It blamed a power surge that knocked out its computer system, disrupting flight operations, call centers and its website.
Three Montana news publications withdrew their endorsements, and even House Speaker Paul Ryan condemned Gianforte's actions. Guardian journalist Ben Jacobs was covering an event in Bozeman and tweeted the encounter at about 7 p.m.
Lorde invites fan to attend the Governors Ball with her
Lorde , real name Ella Yelich-O'Connor, is performing second to headliner Chance The Rapper at the Governors Ball on Friday. Lorde is now in NY to prepare for her headlining performance at the Governors Ball music festival this weekend.
Player guide for Champions League holder Real Madrid
Casemiro is another player who gained a regular starting spot after the coach took over, leaving Mateo Kovacic on the bench. But, he has failed to enjoy an injury-free season at the club and has contributed just nine goals this campaign.
Prime Minsiter Modi meets German Chancellor
Our strategic partnership is based on democratic values and commitment to an open, inclusive and rules-based global order. In Berlin Modi will hold bilateral meetings with Chancellor Angela Merkel and German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier.
Ariana Grande Will Perform Benefit Concert in Manchester
Police say they think Abedi assembled his bomb at a rented apartment in central Manchester that was raided by officers Wednesday. Abedi also had sufficient funds to buy materials for his sophisticated bomb while living in a rented house in south Manchester.
After UK, Egypt attacks, Libya seen as militants' haven
Egypt's Copts, the Middle East's largest Christian community, account for about 10 percent of the country's 93 million people. Samuel the Confessor monastery in Maghagha, about 220 kilometers (140 miles) south of Cairo .
Younes: Ajax will not hide against United
So we are taking it very seriously and are focused on trying to win. "But there is a shadow hanging over this final". Bosz's youthful charges will also benefit from the experience of some of Ajax's 1995 Champions League-winning side.
More than 25K child car seats at risk in crashes
Graco has said customers will be notified of the recall and dealers will provide consumers with a free replacement harness. Buckles can get gummed up by food and drinks, and that could make it hard to remove children.