Elon Musk shook the world to its core when he purchased Twitter.
And before Musk has begun installing his planned changes, the differences are already being felt.
In fact, Donald Trump Jr. is benefitting in this big way.
When Elon Musk decided to purchase Twitter for $44 billion, he did so to return free speech to the social media platform that claimed to be the “public square” of the Internet.
The Tesla Founder had long criticized the Big Tech giant for silencing and de-platforming any tweets that went against the political viewpoints of the woke mob.
This included the New York Post’s factual report on the Hunter Biden “laptop from hell,” a life-time ban for the then-sitting President of the United States, Donald Trump and recently a suspension for satire site, the Babylon Bee.
Now that Twitter is under new management, the improvements to free speech are already being felt – before he’s even had a chance to implement any policy changes.
Conservative users are seeing rapid increases in their follower count – while woke accounts are seeing massive declines in their followers.
While I’m awesome and totally deserving of 87,000 new followers a day it seems that someone took the shackles off my account. Wonder if they’re burning the evidence before new mgmt comes in? pic.twitter.com/9Mso48qyNP
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) April 26, 2022
In fact, Donald Trump Jr., for example, skyrocketed 87K followers in a single day – prior to Musk buying the platform, Don Jr’s account would experience increases of anywhere from 2,000 to 10,000 in a given day.
“While I’m awesome, and totally deserving of 87,000 new followers a day, it seems that someone took the shackles off my account,” Trump Jr. tweeted. “Wonder if they’re burning the evidence before new management comes in?
Don Jr. is referencing the proven shadowbanning Twitter would use to mitigate the reach of any non-woke tweets.
According to Red State, conservative podcaster Benny Johnson picked up an additional 20,000 followers in the first day of Musk’s ownership of Twitter.
Truckers For Freedom rejoined the platform once the Musk news broke – in their first hour back, they gained 1,000 followers.
However, the incoming of the world’s richest man isn’t having the same positive benefits for woke Twitter users.
Is anyone else losing followers too? I'm seeing people across Twitter report they have lost thousands today. I am down 5,000. Though much of that could be because I'm an idiot with way too many followers. Idk
— David Hogg 🌻 (@davidhogg111) April 25, 2022
Anti-Second Amendment activist David Hogg is confused to see his follower count dwindle by the day.
In Musk’s first day of owning Twitter, Hogg lost 5,000 followers.
Musk has said he wants to get rid of the countless bot accounts on the platform, perhaps that’s the explanation for followers disappearing from the accounts of Hogg and his fellow leftists.
If this is a sign of things to come with the SpaceX owner running the show on Twitter, maybe it’s not a dead platform after all.