Republicans and conservatives across Twitter have begun noticing a massive uptick in their follower counts after Tesla CEO Elon Musk successfully purchased the social media company.
Conversely, Democrats and leftists on Twitter have voiced concern as they experience a severe decrease in the following.
Many believed that professional ‘bot’ accounts were responsible for the drastic increase (or decrease) of followers, but that doesn’t seem to be the case, according to Twitter executives.
Twitter announced it has seen an “organic” mass departure of users, with a boom of newly created accounts since Monday’s purchasing deal with the Tesla and SpaceX CEO.
“While we continue to take action on accounts that violate our spam policy which can affect follower counts, these fluctuations appear to largely be a result of an increase in new account creation and deactivation,” Twitter said in a statement Tuesday, according to NBC.
Accounts that lean politically conservative, including that of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, have seen an uptick in followers.
Greene, a Georgia Republican, boasted nearly 539,000 followers on Sunday, the day before Musk’s Twitter takeover. As of Wednesday morning, she had seen an increase of more than 107,000 followers.
User statistical reports also showed Florida’s Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis gaining more than 211,000 followers. Rep. Lauren Boebert, a Colorado Republican, saw an increase of more than 102,000 followers.
Those increases come as Democrats lost followers, including New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, down more than 38,000 followers, Vice President Kamala Harris, down 28,000, White House press secretary Jen Psaki, down 9,600 followers, and Sen. Chuck Schumer, down nearly 11,000 followers.
Even former President Barack Obama, the most followed Twitter account, lost more than 5,000 followers on Tuesday.
Rep. Matt Gaetz, a Florida Republican, commented on the conservative upswing this week.
It really is something how conservative accounts are getting massive follower increases today….
— Matt Gaetz (@mattgaetz) April 26, 2022
Gaetz has gained more than 62,000 since Monday.
As the dust begins to settle, it’s still unsure of the direction Twitter will go in after Musk fully ingratiates himself into the social media company.
Newly unearthed videos from an all-hands meeting with Twitter executives reveal that many upper echelon employees at the social media company are unhappy.
Their function at Twitter is to achieve the goals set forth by liberal establishment figures and leftwing globalist governments, so any threat to that is a threat to their livelihoods.
Author: Monica Hedren