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Who really can benefit from Elon Musk’s Twitter acquisition: who left the platform, who joined him


The announcement of Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover came online earlier this week like a storm. After a few days, the consequences begin to show. Many people joined the platform and many closed their accounts. A trend has also been identified in these practices.

Given the personality of Elon Musk and the announcements made by the richest man in the world in recent weeks and months, it should come as no surprise that not everyone wants to become customers of his social network. Interestingly, however, the political affinity of those who decide to leave the platform, versus those who joined after the announcement of the acquisition. Apparently, the Conservatives have gained followers, most of them being new, while the Democrats and the Progressives have lost followers due to the closure of the back accounts.

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Twitter, in a weird direction

According to data aggregated by Twitter, Elon Musk’s announcement led to the deactivation of a significant number of accounts on the social network. Many have promised that they will make this gesture from the first rumors related to a possible acquisition. At the same time, a lot of new accounts have been opened.

Former President Barack Obama has seen the most noticeable drop in the number of followers. Both he and his wife, Michelle Obama, lost several thousand followers in a short time. Democrat Bernie Sanders also saw the trend. The data has been confirmed by many progressive entities.

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On the other hand, the accounts of right-wing conservatives have gained a significant following on Twitter in recent days, including Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene (pictured), a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, and Republican Sen. Ted Cruz. over a hundred thousand and tens of thousands of followers, respectively. Apparently, behind the new followers are new accounts of people who took Elon Musk’s absolutism on the subject of free speech and opposition to censorship. Brazil’s conservative right-wing president, Jair Bolsonaro, had no less than 90,000 new followers.

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