Conservative accounts gained thousands of additional Twitter followers in the previous 24 hours Elon Musk took over the company according to the data research company.
Memetica, which has criticized conservative MPs and commentators for gaining followers, said most of the activity came from fresh accounts. Kari Lake, According to a report cited by The New York Times, the Republican gubernatorial candidate in Arizona gained 18,000 followers on Friday alone, which is 600% higher than his normal rate of new followers.
Rep. Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., gained 18,679 followers during the same period, a 1,200% increase from her normal rate. Commentator Candace Owens also gained 3,700 followers, 300% of her normal rate, the NYT reports.
Analysis by Memetica found that nearly half of Boebert’s new followers came from newly created Twitter accounts, while Owens’ 2,300 followers were new.
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Twitter did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment.
There is no evidence that the increase is due to Musk’s takeover.
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Left-leaning commentators have raised fears that Twitter will become a right-leaning messaging tool Under Musk’s leadership. Critics were outraged when Musk announced the firing of several senior executives at the company, including CEO Parag Agrawal, CFO Ned Segal and Vijaya Gadde, head of legal policy, trust and security.
Gadde led the company’s push to censor the Hunter Biden laptop story first published in the New York Post before the 2020 election.
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Musk said His goal is to buy Twitter In a statement last week, it was to protect freedom of speech, stating that an open space for different opinions is necessary for the development of democracy.
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