Twitter notes change in users after acquisition by Elon Musk
- April 29, 2022
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After Elon Musk acquired Twitter for $44 billion, the platform noticed a change in the number of users, according to a report published by Business Insider. Some popular accounts on the social network have seen their number of followers decrease dramatically, while others have seen a dramatic increase.
The report claims that politically left users have lost followers. This is the case with US President Joe Biden, who suffered a drop of 5,000 users, or New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who lost nearly 37,000 followers in the last two days. In addition to them, celebrities also saw the drop in numbers, such as singer Katy Perry, who had a decline of 200,000 followers.
On the other hand, names like Florida Governor Ron DeSantis gained 141,000 new followers and the pro-Trump news channel One America News Network also gained 13,000 followers on Tuesday, according to data. released by SocialBlade. In Brazil, the current President of the Republic, Jair Bolsonaro, saw his profile increase by 31 thousand followers in recent days.
In a statement to NBC, Twitter said these are organic fluctuations. “While we continue to take action on accounts that violate our spam policy, which can affect follower counts, these fluctuations appear to be the result of an increase in the creation and deactivation of new accounts,” the platform said.
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