Here's How Many Washington Football Team Twitter Followers Are Fake

By Jason Hall

February 26, 2021

The Washington Football Team has lowest number of fake followers among NFL franchises, according to a recent study. analyzed the Twitter following of all 32 NFL teams to find out where each franchise ranked in terms of percentage of fake followers.

Washington had a 28.5% percentage of fake Twitter followers, which ranked last among NFL franchises. The Cardinals topped the list with 44.8%, which accounted for nearly half their Twitter fan base.

The Houston Texans (39.6%), New York Jets (38.6%) and New England Patriots (37.4%) also ranked in the top 4, while the Detroit Lions and Kansas City Chiefs tied for fifth with 36% fake Twitter followers each.

Pickwise said it used SparkToro’s fake follower audit tool to obtain the data, which audits a sample of 2,000 random followers for a given account and runs diagnostics to correlate types of fake followers, which includes bots, spam accounts, inactive users, propaganda, or other non-engaged/non-real users.

Here's the full list NFL teams ranked based on the highest percentage of fake Twitter followers:

  1. Arizona Cardinals- 44.8%
  2. Houston Texans- 39.6%
  3. New York Jets- 38.6%
  4. New England Patriots- 37.4%
  5. Detroit Lions/Kansas City Chiefs- 36% (tied)
  6. Cincinnati Bengals- 35.8%
  7. Philadelphia Eagles/San Francisco 49ers- 35%
  8. Minnesota Vikings- 34.9%
  9. New York Giants- 34.6%
  10. Jacksonville Jaguars/Denver Broncos/Indianapolis Colts- 34.5%
  11. Chicago Bears- 34%
  12. Pittsburgh Steelers- 33.3%
  13. Miami Dolphins- 33.1%
  14. Atlanta Falcons/Dallas Cowboys- 33%
  15. Baltimore Ravens- 32.9%
  16. Las Vegas Raiders
  17. Los Angeles Rams/Seattle Seahawks- 32.6%
  18. Los Angeles Chargers- 32.4%
  19. Buffalo Bills- 32.1%
  20. Green Bay Packers- 31.1%
  21. Tennessee Titans- 30.9%
  22. Cleveland Browns- 30.4%
  23. New Orleans Saints- 30.2%
  24. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- 29.9%
  25. Carolina Panthers- 29.6%
  26. Washington Football Team- 28.5%

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