Donald Trump has not followed more than 200,000 Twitter accounts in the month since he lost the November 3 election to Joe Biden.
While the number of the president’s Twitter followers remains massive, analyses indicate that his number has now been declining for at least 12 consecutive days. Despite the fluctuations, his personal account remains the sixth most tracked profile on the site.
At least 200,266 accounts have stopped tracking Trump since election day, according to user statistics from the social media analysis platform Social Blade.
While the president attracted a huge number of followers in the days immediately after Election Day – more than 530,000 on November 4 alone – the analyses show that thousands of user accounts on Twitter now seem to be leaving daily.
One of the biggest drops to date occurred on November 25, when Social Blade logs indicate that the outgoing president lost more than 24,612 user accounts. The trend appears to be continuing. On December 1, Social Blade said Trump had lost 24,328 more followers.
Of course, he also gained supporters in November, making up for some apparent losses. By gaining so many followers at the beginning of the month, the total number of followers remains strong.
According to Snopes, a fact-checking website, Factba.se’s analysis showed that Trump had 88,964,791 followers on November 17.
Today, Factba.se’s archives show that President Trump has a total of 88,779,048 supporters, a decrease from 185,743. Nevertheless, Factba.se shows that since November 3, at least 200,386 accounts have remained unsettled, which indicates that Trump is now actually on his 16th birthday.
Factba.se’s statistics will change during Thursday as snapshots of the President’s personal Twitter feed are taken and updated every three minutes.
Since the defeat of his Democratic opponent in the elections, Twitter has continued to place flags and stickers on the president’s posts and warn other users on the platform that they contain “controversial” information about the final outcome of the vote.
Trump has refused to yield to President-elect Joe Biden and instead has filed a series of lawsuits across the U.S. to challenge the results, a tactic that has so far proven ineffective in siding with judges on the legal team of his campaign.
At the same time, Trump used his massive presence in the social media to spread misinformation and unsubstantiated allegations, including that he had actually won, that some state results had been “manipulated” against him, and that voting machines had been rigged.
In a now-flagged video released on Wednesday and viewed more than 2.8 million times, Trump claimed that the U.S. electoral system was under “coordinated attack and siege.
But in the background, the presidential transition process has begun. President-elect Biden is currently scheduled to take office on January 20, 2021.
On Twitter, a new anti-trump campaign called “Unfollow The Pres” is urging users of the platform to leave the president-elect’s account while following the daily changes.
Andrew Lazar, who heads the movement, claimed at its launch late last month that the main mission is to “take away his favorite toy”.
“By January, [Trump] will no longer be relevant to our national conversation,” Lazar told Washington Newsday. “However, his Twitter account still gives him enormous influence. He uses this influence to continue to divide our country. The guy can’t admit a loss and wants to feed his supporters false allegations of fraud. This is dangerous.”
He added: “Since Twitter only raises meaningless flags, I say that we as a Twitter community have the power and the duty to curb its volume, and we should do so. Remove his amplification, and you help reduce the power of his rhetoric.