What’s up with Twitter’s follower count, explained for everyone — including Trump

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President Donald Trump wondering what’s up with declines in his Twitter following isn’t actually that strange. But there’s a pretty simple explanation for that, too: It’s a result of the company’s efforts to make its platform better.

Trump on Tuesday took to Twitter to complain about … Twitter. He said the company doesn’t treat him well, is “very discriminatory,” and is constantly “taking people off list” — meaning, presumably, his list of followers. He claimed his following should be “much higher than if Twitter wasn’t playing their political games.”

“The best thing ever to happen to Twitter is Donald Trump.” @MariaBartiromo So true, but they don’t treat me well as a Republican. Very discriminatory, hard for people to sign on. Constantly taking people off list. Big complaints from many people. Different names-over 100 M…..

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 23, 2019

…..But should be much higher than that if Twitter wasn’t playing their political games. No wonder Congress wants to get involved – and they should. Must be more, and fairer, companies to get out the WORD!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 23, 2019

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