Oct 26 : President Donald Trump on Friday accused Twitter of deleting large swaths of his followers from the social media platform, deriding the company for slow growth and accusing it of bias without providing evidence. Twitter announced on Thursday that it lost 9 million users in the third quarter of this year following its crackdown on bot accounts.
“They have stifled growth to a point where it is obvious to all,” Trump tweeted. “A few weeks ago it was a Rocket Ship, now it is a Blimp! Total Bias?”
Twitter has removed many people from my account and, more importantly, they have seemingly done something that makes it much harder to join – they have stifled growth to a point where it is obvious to all. A few weeks ago it was a Rocket Ship, now it is a Blimp! Total Bias?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 26, 2018
Trump said Twitter has made it harder for users to follow him.The outburst is Trump’s latest attack on the embattled tech industry as it faces deep public scrutiny over its handling of user data and its role in political discourse.
August and September only show the president’s follower count steadily increasing by around 1.5 million in a two-month span.
SocialBlade analytics also show Trump’s follower account steadily increased since Oct. 13.