t’s as if someone simply flipped a giant magical switch, and everything instantly changed. That’s what’s seemingly happened over at Twitter in the last 24 hours since Elon Musk bought the company.
One such change is that conservatives on the social media platform are reporting a massive surge of followers in the last 24 hours.
Donald Trump Jr. added a whopping 87,000 new followers Tuesday, Federalist Editor Molly Hemingway reported a surge of almost 8,000, while podcaster Benny Johnson gained 20,000. There are many more similar claims, a Twitter search shows.
Meanwhile, liberals are crying that they’re shedding followers. Maybe it’s because someone over at “The Bird” is nuking ‘bot accounts?
Change is coming… no, it’s already here.
Several prominent accounts including Tucker Carlson’s are back in business. Carlson had been suspended for defending the Babylon Bee, and he refused to take down a post agreeing with the satirical site that transgender Dr. Rachel Levine, U.S. Assistant Secretary for Health, was in fact a man. That tweet is no longer on his timeline, according to the NY Post, so it would appear he did delete it.
There have been conflicting reports on whether the Babylon Bee has been allowed to tweet again. Their Twitter page is accessible, but there have been no new posts since March 20.
Fox News contributor and radio host Mark Levin had been boycotting the platform for the last year, but announced his decision to re-engage Monday, posting “Thanks to new ownership, I’ve decided to come back!”
Truckers for Freedom is also making a comeback and seeing a boost in followers.
Friends, it is happening again like the last time. We already have 1000 followers in one hour since we have rejoined twitter! Last time we had the same growth (but not from the first hour!!!) Follow us to support, Elon Musk is with us!#truckersforfreedom pic.twitter.com/PmmrhVkw6g
— TruckersForFreedom (@Truckers5Fredom) April 25, 2022
Former President Donald Trump is not one of those returning, however, at least for now. As I wrote Monday I’m not buying that, tho…