A Study is Claiming That Nearly Half of Kim Kardashian's Followers Are Fake Accounts

LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 15:  Kim Kardashian West attends the Beautycon Festival LA 2018 at the Los Angeles Convention Center on July 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
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For anyone bummed out about not having "enough" followers on social media, here's some news that might ease the pain. Apparently, celebrities with huge followings on the internet could very well be guilty of bumping up their numbers with fake accounts.

According to Ok! Magazine, a study by ICMP--which you can check out here--claims that 44% of Kim Kardashian's 145 million Instagram followers and 39% of her 61.5 million Twitter followers are fake. To come to this conclusion, ICMP used a software called IG Audit to determine which followers were real and which were bots.

This discovery could cause financial ramifications for Kim, considering many of her posts are paid. What will happen now that the public, and companies looking to pay for sponsored content, are clued in that a huge majority of these followers could be fake consumers?

Kardashian isn't the only celebrity accused of having an abundance of fake followers. Ellen DeGeneres came in first, with 58% of her Instagram followers apparently fake. Kourtney Kardashian allegedly has 49% fake Instagram followers, and Khloé came in at 44% on Instagram.