In the time where crypto exchange data is being manipulated and changed, the founder of TRON Justin Sun said that he is the first one in the crypto space to have 1 million followers on Twitter but evidence shows otherwise. Let’s read more about it in the latest blockchain news on DC Forecasts.
The Twitter profile of Sun really shows he has 1.01 million followers which exceed those of Vitalik Buterin having 842,000 followers. However, a thread on Twitter appeared that claims many of Sun’s followers are ‘’suspicious.’’
Sun aimed to become the first at ‘’anything’’ because he is in the most competitive market in the world and after he became the first in the crypto world having 1 million followers, he made a free cash giveaway for retweeting the announcement. However, Twitter bot researcher Geoff Golberg pointed out that about 20,000 of Sun’s 50,000 new Twitter followers are added in March alone just when the Tesla giveaway campaign started. Many of the new followers have no followers themselves to speak of the campaign.
When you become a social media influencer, fake followers are always there for you. For example, Golberg’s account was attacked by bots in 2016 when his account gained hundreds of followers at a very fast rate so he wrote to the Twitter team which apparently did nothing about it so Golberg used the TwitterAudit tool that reveals how many of your followers are real.
When Golberg did his research on Justin Sun, he also found out that the founder of TRON had a marketing strategy with the fake accounts. One of the users posted:
“Those followers are as authentic as Jussie Smollet’s beatdown story.”
Another commenter believed that getting the police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation involved is the right thing to do in order to bring truth to the crypto community.
Justin Sun is believed to be a master at marketing and this is one of the reasons the crypto community can be happy about since his strategies seem to work on investors, dapp users and crypto exchange owners. It’s not a foul play but it sure is very close to the line that you should not cross.
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