Someone must be flipping switches at Twitter HQ.
Billionaire Elon Musk has conservatives declaring “free speech is back” and lefties losing their minds. In the wake of Musk’s recent Twitter takeover, thousands of accounts have been affected by massive follows and unfollows. Twitter says it’s all “organic” —users aren’t so sure.
From Breitbart News…
Former President Barack Obama — the most popular account on the platform with more than 131 million followers — for example, lost 300,000 followers nearly overnight, according to a report by NBC.
Meanwhile, singer Katy Perry — the third most popular account on Twitter with 108 million followers — has lost 200,000 followers on Twitter.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), by contrast, gained nearly 100,000 to her official congressional account in just 24 hours.
On Tuesday, Twitter told AFP that the fluctuations in follower counts appear to be organic, and largely due to new accounts being created and existing ones deactivated. Conservatives on the platform also credit the return of accounts that were previously banned by Twitter’s censor-happy left-wing employees.
Musk has promised to purge the social media platform of bots and authenticate all human users —but Musk doesn’t have any control just yet. #LeaveTwitter began trending earlier this week.