Twitter says the change in the number of fans that took place on its platform after announcing that it has agreed to take over Elon Musk is natural. When the news is published, many popular cases increase or decrease the fan base. Twitter confirmed to TechCrunch that the changes were the result of new accounts being created and suspended, and not caused by bots or due to action on social media.
“We have been looking at recent changes in the number of followers,” Twitter said in a statement. “As we continue to take action against accounts that violate our spam policy that could affect the number of followers, these changes appear to have led to a significant increase in new accounts and deletions. We will continue to look at changes in the number of followers. . “
Former President Barack Obama, who has the largest Twitter account, lost more than 300,000 followers after the news broke, he said. NBC News. Katy Perry lost more than 200,000 followers. Hours after the deal was announced, Star Wars actor Mark Hamil noted tweet that he has experienced a huge decline in fan base.
Before the deal was announced, many Twitter users said they would leave the site if Twitter accepted the proposal. As soon as the news broke, #RIPTwitter went viral on Twitter and other social media platforms, such as CounterSocial, was also changing as users were looking for new options. Given the fluctuating number of followers, it seems that some users have made a promise to delete their accounts against the news.
The strike comes as some users have expressed fears that Musk’s use of free speech will lead to a change in the’s content-sharing policies and the return of banned users, with some arguing that former President Donald Trump allowed to return, although in his comments he said. he has no plans if his account is restored.
Meanwhile, right-wing politicians on the scene have seen an increase in supporters. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene had 539,000 fans a day before the deal was announced, according to the report. NBC News, and now has over 660,000 followers on Wednesday morning. Rep. Matt Gaetz felt the change and acknowledged it on his twitter account.
While Twitter said the turnout in fan counts may seem natural, the big social media company has told TechCrunch it will continue to watch them.
Twitter announced on Monday that it has accepted Musk’s offer to buy the company’s total business for $ 54.20 / share, valuing the social media site at $ 44 billion. In a statement announcing the announcement, Musk reiterated his denial that “free speech” is key to Twitter’s future.
Twitter says the consumer, who was unanimously approved by the commission, is likely to close this year after shareholders’ approval and “satisfaction with other traditional closure requirements.”
Here is the complete timeline of the Elon Musk-Twitter saga to help you understand how we got here.