Which the announcement that the Twitter board would indeed take Elon Musk’s offer to buy Twitter, blue chip accounts have seen wild swings in follower counts.
Many left leaning progressive reported losing massive followers while conservatives gained followers.
Many Blue chip accounts posted about losing or gaining followers after the announcement of Musk’s take over.
Some account like Governor DeSantis acquired nearly 205,000 followers while Barack Obama’s account saw a drastic drop of nearly 300,000.
With theories all over the place, Twitter attempted to clarify the reason for the shift in a statement to NBC News.
“We’ve been looking into recent fluctuations in follower counts. 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. “We’ll continue looking into these follower count fluctuations and keep you updated.”
Twitter also called the shift in followers “organic” site traffic.