Meanwhile, many conservatives are reporting an increase in followers!Are the bots being taken offline or is this a mass exodus of Musk-haters?

Source: Kelen McBreen

Hundreds of left-wing Twitter users are posting complaints about losing thousands of followers the day after billionaire Tesla founder Elon Musk bought the platform.

Some users are assuming the losses are due to a mass exodus of Musk-hating liberals and others are convinced bots are being removed.

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The truth is likely a combination of the two.

While many people are surely going to delete their accounts in a reactional tantrum only to return one day later, some bot farms are also likely removing their hordes of false accounts before being exposed under the company’s new leadership.

Weird. I just lost more than 8,000 followers in the last couple of hours. Was it something I said?— Mark Hamill (@MarkHamill) April 25, 2022

Just lost over 500 followers in one day. Is anyone else seeing this?— Scott Huffman for NC 🇺🇲🇺🇦 (@HuffmanForNC) April 26, 2022

While these prominent liberals publicly declare their confusion over losing bot followers and people who got triggered over Musk and deleted their accounts, several conservative or libertarian accounts said they gained followers.

One person even looked at hosts for MSNBC and Fox News to learn the left-wing outlet’s hosts lost followers on Twitter while the conservative outlet’s hosts “gained a significant number of followers.”

Anybody else notice their tweets reaching more people and followers going up? Did they already mess with the algorithm?? 👀— Hodgetwins (@hodgetwins) April 26, 2022

I have re gained about 15k followers since Musk’s takeover. Welcome back, folks!— George Papadopoulos (@GeorgePapa19) April 26, 2022