Thursday, August 9, 2018

Alex Jones's follower count is surging on Twitter

Alex Jones and his InfoWars program have now been banned from YouTube, Facebook, iTunes and Spotify.  Nevertheless, Alex Jones still maintains a verified account on Twitter (much to the irritation of tech journalists).  Twitter's CEO, Jack Dorsey, has stated there are no immediate plans to ban Jones from the platform:
Jones is being treated well by Twitter in more ways than one.  According to SocialBlade, Jones has gained 42,592 new followers over the past 3 to 4 days.  Previously, Jones was gaining about 400 followers per day.


This jump makes sense.  If somebody wishes to "follow" Alex Jones on social media, Twitter is the only decent option remaining.  I wonder how long until he passes a million followers?

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