Twitter says mass deactivations after Musk deal largely ‘organic’

Twitter says mass deactivations after Musk deal largely ‘organic’

Twitter says mass deactivations after Musk deal largely ‘organic’

The Independent says following user reports that some high-profile Twitter accounts, including that of Barack Obama, were losing thousands of followers, the microblogging site confirmed “fluctuations in follower counts” largely came from “organic” account closures.

In the wake of Tesla chief Elon Musk’s deal to take over Twitter, the number of followers of some of Twitter’s most-followed accounts, including that of Mr Obama, singers Katy Perry and Taylor Swift dropped by thousands.

While Twitter usually purges bots and fake accounts that could lead to a drop in follower counts off the platform, the social media company confirmed to NBC News on Tuesday that the recent drops were largely organic and not from an automated process.

https://www.independent.co.uk/tech/twitter-musk-account-deactivation-organic-b2066279.html

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