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Trump's New Twitter Account Gains Accidental Followers

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By    |   Saturday, 21 Jan 2017 04:07 PM

Twitter encountered some hiccups following Donald Trump’s inauguration.

Due to a company glitch, the President’s new Twitter account @POTUS gained automatic followers, including some who claimed they had never followed the @POTUS account, had unfollowed it prior to Trump’s inauguration or had the account blocked.

The glitch happened with the @FLOTUS, @WHITEHOUSE, @PressSec and @VP account as well.

Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey said on Saturday that the company believed the issue affected about 56,0000 people.

"This was a mistake, it wasn't right, we own it, and we apologize. No excuses," he tweeted.

The @POTUS account under President Obama had 13-plus million followers. All of the tweets from Obama’s account as President were archived and, a new account was created for his followers – @POTUS44. Obama’s followers were set to be transitioned to his account and to the new @POTUS account, Twitter said prior to the Inauguration.

But that didn’t seem to happen quite as expected.

 

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Twitter encountered some hiccups following Donald Trump's inauguration.Due to a company glitch, the President's new Twitter account POTUS gained automatic followers, including some who claimed they had never followed the POTUS account.
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