Trump spent meeting with Twitter CEO complaining about losing followers: report

Source: The Hill | April 23, 2019 | Rachel Frazin

President Trump spent a significant part of his Tuesday meeting with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey complaining that he had lost followers, The Washington Post reported, citing a person with direct knowledge of the conversation.

The president reportedly said that he believed Twitter was deliberately removing his followers and that he knew other conservatives who also had lost followers.

Twitter has said follower counts can change as it works to crack down on bots and get rid of fake accounts. Dorsey reportedly emphasized this in the meeting and noted that he has also lost followers as a result.


Trump previously joined other Republicans in accusing social media companies of censoring or working to limit conservative messaging.

Ahead of the meeting, Trump bashed the company in a pair of tweets.

“Very discriminatory, hard for people to sign on. Constantly taking people off list. Big complaints from many people. Different names-over 100 [million]. But should be much higher than that if Twitter wasn’t playing their political games,” Trump tweeted Tuesday morning.


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