Elon Musk has surpassed former US president Barack Obama as essentially the most adopted account on Twitter, 5 months after he purchased the platform in a tumultuous takeover.
The founding father of Tesla and SpaceX on Thursday had 133,084,560 Twitter followers, a nostril forward of Obama, who had 133,041,813.
The feat comes because the position of Twitter as a key platform for the trade of reports, concepts and PR messaging appears more and more troubled.
Elon Musk final week advised workers the corporate was price half the $44 billion he shelled out for it and the tycoon continues to be struggling to discover a approach to take the brakes off content material moderation with out spooking advertisers and authorities regulators.
Since taking management, Mr Musk has sharply lower the group’s payroll from 7,500 workers to fewer than 2,000 and has put his religion in drumming up paid subscribers to make the platform financially viable — however the outcomes have been disappointing.
The app has seen a string of technical snafus, together with an incident the place tweets by Musk all of the sudden dominated the feeds of hundreds of thousands of customers, even these not following the tycoon.
Elon Musk has inspired customers to speak extra freely on Twitter and stated the positioning would impose the least quantity of censorship allowed by legislation.
The platform stated that beginning on April 1, the trust-building “blue tick” for sure particular person accounts — equivalent to celebrities or journalists — could be rolled again and reserved for paying subscribers.
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