Donald Trump angry that his fake followers have been kicked off Twitter.

By | 2018-10-26T11:10:16+00:00 October 27th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |11 Comments

Courtesy of WaPo:

President 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 ideological bias despite providing little evidence for his claims.

“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?”

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.

I am sure that a number of you have already figured out the ironic twist here.

But if you have not, here it is. 

“Our focus is on the health of the service, and that includes work to remove fake accounts to prevent malicious behavior,” the company said. “Many prominent accounts have seen follower counts drop, but the result is higher confidence that the followers they have are real, engaged people.”

In July, Twitter announced it would begin deleting suspended accounts from its service, a decision that led to drops in follower counts for numerous high-profile individuals, including former president Barack Obama, Katy Perry and Justin Bieber, to name a few. At the time, Trump lost about 200,000 followers in the purge. Obama lost more than 2 million.

As usual, Barack Obama is aware of what is going on and takes it all in stride, while Trump freaks out and assumes people are out to get him. 

By the way, Obama still has a very impressive 103 million followers on Twitter while Trump only has a mere 55.3 million followers. (And I bet most of them are still fake.)

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11 Comments

  1. Anonymous October 27, 2018 at 6:26 am

    Trump; I’m not to blame for this raging inferno consuming the US, while holding the gas can and matches,

  2. Anonymous October 27, 2018 at 6:29 am

    Most if not all deleted were people with many if not hundreds of accounts under aliases,

  3. Anon October 27, 2018 at 8:08 am

    OT?
    Nance said: “I’m disgusted this morning at listening to these people. I have it all over my Twitter feed, people coming back that he was a crisis actor, this bomber. I’m going to say this once as a counterterrorism professional, we were attacked this week. And if it had been a member of ISIS this nation would be panicking, but now because it’s a person who comes from right-wing extremism, the same branch that brought us Timothy McVeigh, the greatest bomber, mass murderer in American history before 9/11 – they want to pretend like none of this happened? Anyone who says this wasn’t a real attack, you are betraying your oath to the constitution. You are acting in an un-American fashion and you are allowing other people to believe that they can carry out this type of attack. This is support of terrorism when you don’t call it out for what it is.

    “He has no interest in the role of being president of the United States. He’s not worthy of the title, “In FACT, he is actually working against the interests of the United States.”

    “The disturbing and compassionless response from Trump and his right-wing army of loyalists has made things much worse.

    Not only are they underplaying the seriousness of what happened this week, but they are encouraging other extremists to do the same thing in the future.”

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/10/27/nance-un-american-maga-bomb.html

    • Anonymous October 27, 2018 at 2:12 pm

      Yep, they aren’t even charging him with terrorism, in fact listening to Jeff Sessions read off the charges, he could go arrest trump because he is also guilty of inciting violence against politicians and the press.

  4. John Barron Miller October 27, 2018 at 8:18 am

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-comes-face-to-face-with-his-nightmare-a-news-cycle-he-cant-control?ref=home

    “attempting to GIN up media coverage -it’s left Trump notably churlish” “The momentum was clearly on the Republican side,” Bolling said. “I don’t know that this is going to change anything, but certainly as much as President Trump is campaigning…for the news story to derail, I don’t know that that is frustrating him but I would suspect that that is something behind it.” A voracious consumer of the media, Trump prides himself on his ability to shape a news cycle and even credits his own success to his driving of campaign storylines in the closing weeks of the 2016 election.”
    ““He probably follows the TICK TOCK more closely than any major politician ever,” said one former top Trump White House aide.
    “Obviously he is in tune to what is being broadcast on cable but also on Twitter as well. And he will do everything he can to move it to where he wants it to go.””
    ” At a rally in Wisconsin, he seemed almost apologetic to the crowd for his muted speech. “You see how nice I’m behaving tonight,” he joked. “Can you believe this? We’re all behaving very well and hopefully we can keep it that way.” “Very, very little ink by these great gentlemen,” he said, pointing to the media in the back of the arena. “Fake news.”<WTF?
    "sources noted how much joy and satisfaction he derived from being able to retain such unfettered media attention since the campaign.

    “He definitely does not like this,” one confidant said of the drop-off." OK

    • maga October 27, 2018 at 8:41 am

      churl·ish
      /ˈCHərliSH/Submit
      adjective
      rude in a mean-spirited and $urly way.
      synonyms: rude, ill-mannered, ill-bred, discourteous, impolite, unmannerly, uncivil, unchivalrous; inconsiderate, uncharitable, sullen
      $ur·ly
      /ˈsərlē/Submit
      adjective
      adjective: surly; comparative adjective: surlier; superlative adjective: surliest
      bad-tempered and unfriendly.
      synonyms: sullen, sulky, moody, sour, unfriendly, unpleasant, scowling, unsmiling; bad-tempered, grumpy, crotchety, prickly, cantankerous, irascible, testy, short-tempered; abrupt, brusque, curt, gruff, churlish, ill-humored, crabby, cranky, uncivil; informal>grouchy

      • Anon October 27, 2018 at 9:41 am

        Perfect adjective to describe Trump.

  5. Anon October 27, 2018 at 9:33 am

    “In a piece titled “Of Course Donald Trump Inspired Cesar Sayoc’s Alleged Terrorism,” Rick Wilson, the entertainingly sharp-tongued #NeverTrump conservative, wrote that “introspection isn’t exactly one of this president’s strong suits, and the discovery that the MAGA Bomber was one of the millions of creatures he created, inspired, and motivated to wage war against those he describes as Enemies of the People will never trouble the placid waters of his stunningly shallow intellect.” it’s not Trump constantly railing about his enemies that’s uniquely dangerous. It’s his consistent delegitimization of our political system.”

    “That the story doesn’t contemplate is how much it costs taxpayers to soothe the Manbaby-in-Chief’s tantrums.”

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/10/trump-clearly-incited-magabomber-not-way-people-think/

  6. Liz H Whitlock October 27, 2018 at 9:47 am

    Thanks for the numbers, Gryph; I was wondering about that.

  7. Anonymous October 27, 2018 at 2:25 pm

    can’t wait till they take hatemonger Trump off twitter.

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