Justin Sun is the popular CEO of the decentralised project, TRON and according to a recent analysis of Suns new 50,000 Twitter followers, it seems that 20,000 of them are zero-day accounts created this month with next to no followers of tweets.
A researcher focusing on Twitter bot manipulation, Geoff Goldberg says that many of these 20,000 Twitter account all have something in common such as the barely any followers, tweets nor profile pictures.
Furthermore, they all also have eight numbers after their ‘name’ which is an indication that they are mass created by some kind of software.
In mapping these accounts by the date they were created shows that, for the most part, they are made very recently and they are most likely fake.
The research shows us that in this year alone, tens of thousands of accounts were created and that they all happen to follow Justin Sun who recently just bragged about passing one million followers which is more than the co-founder of Ethereum, Vitalik Buterin.
One particularly revealing fact is that around 60 percent aren’t following a lot of people. This is based on a sample of 2,000 out of a million so some errors are to be expected. Trustnodes wanted to do a comparison, so they did it on their own Twitter account, on a sum of around 4,000 followers.
Trustnodes found that “followers use spam keywords on their profile, whatever that means. An incredible 99% have a language different from Trustnodes, which is obviously incorrect. Most of them do use English, although of course cryptos are global so there are followers from across the world.” They continue saying that:
“Other factors that probably can be discounted includes location issues,