Since Joe Biden was predicted to win the presidential election on Saturday, he has gained more than ten times as many new followers in the social media as President Donald Trump during the same period.
According to SocialBlade, a website that tracks social media followers and statistics, Biden has garnered about 3,588,935 followers on both Instagram and Twitter since Saturday when news channels called him the winner of the election.
Between the two platforms, according to SocialBlade, Biden has attracted approximately 2,233,156 followers on Instagram and 1,355,779 on Twitter.
In comparison, Trump has added about 274,980 new followers since Saturday, with about 207,534 on Instagram and 67,447 on Twitter, SocialBlade said.
According to Social Blade, Biden has seen his daily followers increase by about 267,155 on Instagram and 237,575 on Twitter. In comparison, website data shows Trump has seen a daily increase in followers of approximately 57,202 on Instagram and 56,909 on Twitter.
Biden’s running mate, California Senator Kamala Harris, has also seen a sharp increase in followers in her social media since her anticipated victory. According to SocialBlade, Harris saw an increase of approximately 7,996,001, with over 1.7 million new followers on Twitter and over 6.2 million on Instagram.
Although Biden has gained more social media followers than Trump since Saturday, SocialBlade data shows that Trump has posted far more tweets. The president has posted 70 new tweets since Saturday, compared to Biden’s 28.
The increase in social media supporters for Biden and Trump comes amid post-election unrest, with Trump challenging Biden’s victory with unsubstantiated claims of widespread election fraud.
Since the news channels announced his victory, Biden has used his social media account to announce his plans for his goals after his inauguration in January.
“I promise to be a president who does not seek to divide, but to unite. Who sees no red and blue states, but the United States. And who will work with all his heart to win the trust of the whole people,” Biden wrote in a tweet on Saturday.
“I will not be president until January 20, but my message today to all is this: Wear a mask,” was another Tweet from Biden.
On the other hand, Trump continued to tweet about the election process and how he believes his path to victory is still attainable. “WE WILL SEE!” he wrote in a tweet on Tuesday.
“Pennsylvania has prevented us from watching much of the ballot count. Unthinkable and illegal in this country,” he wrote in another tweet marked by Twitter, saying the claim was controversial.
Washington Newsday asked both the Biden and Trump campaigns for comments, but did not receive a response in time for publication.