One week into Elon Musk’s ownership of Twitter, the social media platform has reportedly lost over one million followers.
MIT Technology Review reported that Bot Sentinel analyzed 3.1 million accounts on Twitter and “believes that around 877,000 accounts were deactivated and a further 497,000 were suspended between Oct. 27 and Nov. 1.
Bot Sentinel’s analysis watched a percentage of users with deactivated or suspended accounts before applying that percentage to the overall 237 million “monetizable daily active users” on Twitter.
Based on the 5,958 accounts suspended or deleted the week before Musk’s takeover, it suggests a 208% increase in lost accounts.
He believes some users are testing what can and will not stay posted, such as posts using hate speech.
The rise in hate speech on Twitter comes after the company paused some of its moderation tools, Bloomberg reported.
By Monday, verified users who changed their name to “Elon Musk” were hit with suspensions, including comedian Kathy Griffin. »