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Old 07-13-2018, 03:39 PM
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Default Just 15 minutes into the Twitter purge, Trump has already lost 100K followers

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Oh boy, this is gonna be fun.

At Thursday at 3 p.m ET, Jack Dorsey announced that action on the announced Twitter purge had begun.

Action on this starts today


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This week we’ll be removing locked Twitter accounts (locked when we detect suspicious changes in behavior) from follower counts across profiles globally. The number of followers displayed on many profiles may go down. #health https://twitter.com/vijaya/status/1017077361550880768
Just fifteen minutes later, the Twitter account of the United States' Commander in Chief, @realDonaldTrump, lost at least 100,000 followers.
As of Wednesday evening, Donald Trump had 53.4 million twitter followers.

But at 3:15 ET on Thursday, he had fallen to 53.3 million. Gasp!
And the fall will likely get steeper. When Twitter announced its intention to remove inactive accounts, it said that it would take place over "the next few days." So it seems like this isn't happening all at once, and the losses may keep coming.
Twitter is removing inactive accounts in order to "build trust" as part of its push towards "conversational health." That means that it flags any account that has been inactive, or has had suspicious changes in activity. It then contacted those accounts, and if they did not confirm their activity status, they were swept up in The Purge.
A healthier Twitter? We're all for that. Embarrassing follower losses? Yep, that too. Wonder if Trump is as opposed to fake followers as he is to "fake news."


UPDATE 7/12/2018 5 p.m. ET:

President Trump has lost 300,000 followers. At around 3:45 p.m., he had lost 400,000 (down to 53 million). But shortly after, his follower count rebounded to 53.1 million.

of course! his russia connection is backing him up!
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Old 07-13-2018, 03:45 PM
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Why is this "fun?"

It doesn't matter if his twitter following goes down to ONE because whatever he Tweets, we all get to see it posted 20 times over in the news.

I'm not even on Twitter and I'll bet I've seen a copy of every one of his tweets since the fall of 12016
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Oooooo…. loosing followers? I'm sure Mr. Trump will be devastated.

Personally, since I don't tweet, nor really care about doing it, I would have to guess this means something. To someone. Somewhere. Whatever....
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point is a lot of his followers were bots.
irony of him calling stuff fake?
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Oooooo…. loosing followers? I'm sure Mr. Trump will be devastated.

Personally, since I don't tweet, nor really care about doing it, I would have to guess this means something. To someone. Somewhere. Whatever....
Actually the term used was inactive accounts. Those who signed up who weren't actually following.
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UPDATE 7/12/2018 5 p.m. ET:

President Trump has lost 300,000 followers. At around 3:45 p.m., he had lost 400,000 (down to 53 million). But shortly after, his follower count rebounded to 53.1 million.

of course! his russia connection is backing him up!
Well oh my....

For a second there I almost cared, it's passed.
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point is a lot of his followers were bots.
irony of him calling stuff fake?
Salty, methinks you once again got the story backwards. President Trump did not sign these people up. They signed up themselves. That makes Trump the fakee.

I'm not on Twitter, but I've signed up for a one time thing and never used it again.
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point is a lot of his followers were bots.
irony of him calling stuff fake?
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Actually the term used was inactive accounts. Those who signed up who weren't actually following.
sign up follow trump then remain inactive. yes fake followers. proved by the fact he got 100,000 all of a sudden right after the purge.
he must have it on auto if you can do that.
like inflating the numbers at his inauguration. and every other "padded truth" he speaks. so why should we believe he's going to do anything he promised?
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Thanks for pointing the polls out!
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If it's that important to you Obama also lost followers. How many I can't say. I could look it up but it's not that important to me. Twitter wasn't secure anyway I signed up using a non existent email account.
I wonder why all these Forums (yes this one as well) need to know people's email accounts? Just to spam us?
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UPDATE 7/12/2018 5 p.m. ET:

President Trump has lost 300,000 followers. At around 3:45 p.m., he had lost 400,000 (down to 53 million). But shortly after, his follower count rebounded to 53.1 million.

of course! his russia connection is backing him up!
Ummm...

Obama lost over SEVEN TIMES the amount Trump lost...yet he has TWICE he number of followers...

Obama Loses 2 Million Followers in Twitter’s Crackdown on Fake Accounts

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Former President Barack Obama lost more than 2 million Twitter followers on Thursday as the social-networking platform launched a new crackdown on fake accounts, according to a preliminary analysis from The Daily Beast.

At press time, the Twitter purge had cost Obama 2,346,119 followers, or more than two percent of his audience on the site. With more than 101 million remaining followers, Obama remains the third most-followed person on the site, a few million followers behind singers Katy Perry and Justin Bieber.

Other major political accounts were also hit by the purge, with President Trump losing 325,038 followers so far, a 0.7-percent decrease. As the first day of the Twitter purge wrapped up, Trump had more than 53 million followers left.
According to your own logic, the Russians have been "backing up" Obama many times more than Trump...

Of course, you'll just pretend that's "different"...
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