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How Do You Detect Fake Twitter Accounts?

Discussion in 'Twitter' started by Charly The Rabbit, May 24, 2016.

  1. Charly The Rabbit

    Charly The Rabbit Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Hello BHW:

    I have 2 simple questions:

    1) Which criteria do you use to detect a fake twitter account?

    2) For those who use FollowLiker, which "Scrape User Settings" do you recommend to avoid those fake accounts?

    Thanks

    Charly The Rabbit
     
  2. redarrow

    redarrow Elite Member

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    You can not trace or no fake accounts impossable there millions on twitter and otherd.

    You got to learn how o interact with your followers and keep them happy.

    Read the forum to find settings there all on here
     
  3. belarminito11

    belarminito11 Junior Member

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    Look at the content they post, and their followers/followings.
     
  4. legoknekt

    legoknekt Junior Member

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    No magic spell unfortunately but some things that makes it easy to spot fake accounts or accounts that will never like your stuff or give you anything positive but a +1 follower:
    1. content they post.
    2. hot chick as pic, like a 5/7.
    3. high following vs followers ratio.
     
  5. AquaticGamer

    AquaticGamer Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Fake accounts usually have a following percentage at an all time high as compared to the follower percentage so just try to restrict your following to those that have a lower percentage.
     
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    SocialsBoost Regular Member

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    - No pictures
    - A following / followers ratio >100%
     
  7. hrishivardhan

    hrishivardhan Registered Member

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    Profile pic and bio they use
    Tweets they share mostly about one thing or product
    Unusual and interrelated too many followers

    There are many tools you can use to detect and remove fake profiles. This tools use their own criteria for results. You have to check the tool in details on which basis they come to fake accounts.
    StatusPeople is one of the most popular platform to detect fake users.
     
  8. Asif WILSON Khan

    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    Identifying Humans vs Twitter Bots
    Camisani Calzolari wrote a set of rules (PDF) that can help detect real users from bots, inactive accounts and fake Twitter users. Some of the rules are:

    • The account has written at least 50 tweets
    • the account has at least 30 followers
    • the profile contains a URL
    • the profile contains an image
    • the profile contains a biography
    • it has been inserted into other Twitter lists
    The Google Spreadsheet that is generated by the Twitter Analyzer app includes most of this information as well. Thus, apart from gender analysis, the Analyzer app may help you figure out how many fake bots and inactive profiles follow you on Twitter.

    Source:http://www.labnol.org/internet/twitter-egg-followers/28782/