January 7th that the “outgoing” US President Trump has increased more than 200,000 followers on Twitter and Facebook platforms since the day the “thugs hit the U.S. Congress”.
Trump’s Twitter followers rose by 166,073 on Wednesday, the day of the riot, the largest increase in his followers since November 7, 2020, the report quoted data from Factba.se, a platform that records Trump’s online activities.
Newsweek believes that this may also be the last time he enjoys a six-figure one-day increase.
Newsweek also quoted data from Social Blade, another analysis platform, that Trump’s Twitter account rose by more than 176,500 followers on Wednesday.
Previously, his fan count showed signs of decline.
Social Blade’s tracking of Trump’s overall data on Facebook and Twitter platforms found that he rose about 180,000 followers on Wednesday; as of Thursday morning, the two platforms had increased by 213,000 fans.
It is worth mentioning that according to Factba.se, Biden’s Twitter number of followers is significantly larger than Trump’s.
According to the report, Biden’s Twitter increased by 355,000 followers on Wednesday and more than 100,000 fans on Thursday morning.
Newsweek said that Trump’s popularity came at a time when these social platforms took “unprecedented” blockade measures on their accounts. On the 6th, local time, there was a riot in the U.S. Capitol.
Trump shouted at his supporters through social media, causing several social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, to take action on his accounts.
Facebook announced on the 7th that it would continue to freeze Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts until Biden took office, and even did not rule out freezing Trump’s accounts indefinitely.
Twitter has also previously claimed that if Trump has further violations of platform rules in the future, including the threat of violence policy, it will lead to the permanent removal of the account.