Donald Trump Has Lost More than 200,000 Twitter Followers since Election Day

More than 200,000 Twitter accounts have unfollowed Donald Trump in the month since he lost the November 3 election to Joe Biden.

While the size of the president's Twitter following remains massive, analytics suggest his numbers have now declined for at least 12 consecutive days. Despite the fluctuations, his personal account remains the sixth most-followed profile on the site.

Since election day, at least 200,266 accounts have stopped following Trump according to user statistics compiled by social media analytics platform Social Blade.

While the president attracted a vast amount of followers in the days immediately after election day—amassing more than 530,000 on November 4 alone—the analytics show that thousands of user accounts on Twitter now appear to be leaving every day.

One of the largest plunges so far happened on November 25, when Social Blade's logs suggest the outgoing president lost more than 24,612 user accounts. The trend appears to be ongoing. On December 1, Social Blade said Trump lost 24,328 more followers.

Of course, he also picked up followers in November, leveling out some apparent losses. By gaining so many earlier in the month, overall follower count remains strong.

According to Snopes, a fact-checking website, analytics by previously found Trump's all-time peak follower count was 88,964,791 on November 17.

Today, the archive indicates that President Trump has a total of 88,779,048 followers, which is a reduction of 185,743. Regardless, tracking of Trump's declines shows at least 200,386 accounts have unfollowed since November 3 and suggests Trump is now actually on his 16th day of consecutive reductions. statistics will change throughout Thursday as snapshots of the president's personal Twitter feed are being taken and updated every three minutes.

Since being defeated at the polls by his Democratic opponent, Twitter has continued to put flags and labels on the president's posts, warning other users on the platform that they contain "disputed" information about the final outcome of the vote.

Trump has refused to concede to President-elect Joe Biden, instead launching a series of lawsuits across the U.S. in an attempt to challenge the results, a tactic that has so far proven ineffective at swaying judges to side with his campaign's legal team.

At the same time, Trump has been using his massive social media presence to spread misinformation and baseless claims, including that he actually won, some state results were "rigged" against him and that voting machines were manipulated.

In a now-flagged video posted Wednesday, viewed more than 2.8 million times, Trump asserted the U.S. election system was under "coordinated assault and siege."

But in the background, the presidential transition process has begun. President-elect Biden's inauguration is currently scheduled to take place on January 20, 2021.

On Twitter, a new anti-Trump campaign called "Unfollow The Pres" is urging users of the platform to ditch the president's account, while tracking the daily changes.

Andrew Lazar, who is spearheading the movement, asserted as it was launched late last month that the main mission was to "take his favorite toy away from him."

"By January [Trump] will no longer be relevant to our national conversation," Lazar told Newsweek. "His Twitter account however still gives him enormous influence. He's using that influence to continue to divide our country. The guy can't concede a loss and wants to broadcast false fraud claims to his adherents. It's dangerous."

He added: "Since Twitter is just putting up meaningless flags, I say we as the Twitter community have the power and obligation to turn down his volume and we should do so. Remove his amplification and you help dial down the power of his rhetoric."

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President Donald Trump speaks to reporters after participating in a Thanksgiving teleconference with members of the United States Military, at the White House in Washington, DC, on November 26, 2020. Close to 200,000 Twitter accounts have unfollowed Trump in the month since he lost the November 3 election, data shows. ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty