On this day, Our thoughts and prayers are with the #MAGA clan, as they cry in despair after half their Twitter followers vanished overnight. The reason? Those ‘cruel leftist libs’ at Twitter just purged a load of Russian bots, and Trump supporters are losing their minds.
Twitter has been targeting bot accounts in recent weeks, and the latest spate of deletions comes in the wake of indictments against Russians for alleged disinformation campaigns on social media. But Trump supporters think it’s some kind of left-wing conspiracy, and they are losing their sh*t.
A Twitter spokesman said, ‘Twitter’s tools are apolitical, and we enforce our rules without political bias.
“We focus on suspicious account behaviors that indicate inorganic, automated activity, or abusive behavior. Our systems regularly look for suspicious account behaviors and we proactively take action on accounts that behave in spammy ways, including by requesting additional details like asking account owners to confirm a phone number.”
Twitter deleted up to a million fascists controlled accounts from St Petersburg, Russia, the New York Daily News reported. Not seeming to realize the irony, many right-wingers are sharing their agony online with the hashtag #TwitterLockout.
Try not to laugh, please, now is not the time to gloat.
I've lost close to 1,000 followers offer the past few hours.
Major purge underway.