Twitter had been overtly suppressing conservative voices. The extent to which they had been suppressed may very well be seen days after Musk’s takeover. A number of main Republican candidates instantly secured hundreds of extra followers, whereas the other was true for Democrats.
Florida’s Governor DeSantis noticed 3,770 new followers on the primary day of Musk’s takeover. Inside 4 days, DeSantis’ followers rose by 148,000. Texas Senator Ted Cruz noticed a rise of 1,676 on Musk’s first day, adopted by one other 41,000 a couple of days later. Georgia Rep Marjorie Taylor Greene added 1,995 new followers on day one, 41,520 on day two, and 24,287 extra on day three. Matt Gaetz, Lauren Boebert, Donald Trump Jr., Kari Lake, and others all noticed sudden rises.
Alternatively, Consultant Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York shed hundreds of followers, as did different squad members. Former President Obama and Vice President Harris additionally noticed a pointy decline in followers, presumably bot accounts.
All of this occurred earlier than Twitter even revamped the algorithm. The silent majority was, in truth, silenced on Twitter.