111 Twitter Statistics in 2022 – User Data, Financials & Trends

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111 Twitter Statistics in 2022 – User Data, Financials & Trends

Twitter is the world’s 7th most visited social media platform and is mostly used by men. Its user base has also been growing consistently for the past few years with no signs of stopping.

In this Twitter Statistics article, you’ll learn the most important stats about Twitter, its user base’s behaviors, finances, demographics, and more.

Read below for the most important Twitter statistics of 2022:

  • 56.4% of all Twitter users are male, with 43.6% being women as of 2022
  • Twitter ranks 15th in terms of user numbers among other social media platforms
  • In 2021, Twitter’s revenue was a little over $5 billion
  • Elon Musk bought Twitter for $44 billion
  • Elon Musk fired 4 top executives from Twitter after acquiring the company: the CEO, the CFO, the Head of Legal Policy, and the General Counsel
  • @BarrackObama is the most popular account on Twitter, with over 133 million followers
  • Over 500 million tweets are sent per day on Twitter
  • 23% of all US adults use Twitter
  • There are over 77.75 million Twitter users in the US
  • 69% of US Twitter users say that they use Twitter to stay up-to-date with recent news
  • Twitter had approximately 429.79 million global users in 2021 (but not daily users)
  • The average US Twitter user spends 6 minutes per day using the app
  • Twitter has more than 1 billion downloads on the Play Store and 19 million reviews, averaging 4.6 stars
  • 40% of all Twitter users admit that they’ve bought something based on Twitter ads
  • 74% of Twitter users use the app for entertainment purposes coupled with news awareness
  • Twitter users spend 26% more time viewing ads on the platform compared to other social media platforms
  • Twitter is currently banned in China, India, North Korea, Iran, and Turkmenistan
  • 42% of all Twitter users went to college
  • 65% of all Twitter users identify themselves as liberal, making Twitter a liberal-leaning platform
  • 10% of all Twitter users tweet 92% of the global tweets
  • 25% of all US Twitter users tweet 97% of the US tweets
  • Twitter has limited 3,215 accounts and over 28,370 tweets between 2012 and 2020
  • 44% of all Twitter accounts have never sent a single tweet in their lifetimes
  • 90% of the US population knows what Twitter is
  • Businesses that market their products on Twitter see an increase of 40% in their ROI
  • Brands are 2.3x more likely to achieve their KPIs (key performance indicators) if they launch/promote their products on Twitter
  • The most popular brand on Twitter is YouTube

Interested yet? Below, you’ll find a lot more Twitter statistics about the platform’s user base, finances, brand popularity, and more!

Usage and Demographics Data

Twitter is one of the world’s most used social media platforms, and its demographics offer an interesting perspective of who uses social media today. See below!

  • Twitter had 196.3 million daily active users during the second quarter of 2022 and 237.8 million during the third quarter
  • 38.5% of Twitter’s global user base is comprised of people aged 25-34
  • 56.4% of all Twitter users are male, with 43.6% being women
  • 23% of all US adults use Twitter
  • Over 500 million tweets are sent per day on Twitter
  • There are over 77.75 million Twitter users in the US
  • During the second quarter of 2022, there were 14.5 million monetizable daily active users in the US
  • 74% of Twitter users use the app for entertainment purposes coupled with news awareness
  • @BarrackObama is the most popular account on Twitter, with over 133 million followers
  • In 2021, 80% of highly active Twitter users said they use the platform for entertainment
  • A 2021 study showed that 55% of Twitter users use the platform to stay informed on recent news
  • In May 2022, Twitter saw 7.1 billion worldwide visits
  • In the US, 48% of Twitter users seek entertainment and news on the platform, while 34% use it to keep in touch with their family and friends
  • In 2020, Twitter had a market penetration of 45% in the UK, and in 2021, the UK had over 19 million Twitter users
  • In 2020, 52% of all global tweets came from Gen-Z users
  • 82% of B2B content marketers utilize Twitter for marketing campaigns
  • The average Twitter user spends 3.39 minutes on the app per day
  • In 2021, global Twitter users spent 5 hours per month using the app, on average
  • Japan has over 51.9 million Twitter users
  • India has over 18.9 million Twitter users
  • Approximately 7% of Twitter US users are aged 65+
  • Twitter has the least amount of users compared to most social media platforms out there:
    • Twitter: 237,8 million users
    • Snapchat: 310 million users
    • Reddit: 430 million users
    • Pinterest: 430 million users
    • LinkedIn: 770 million users
    • Tencent QQ: 850 million users
    • WeChat: 1.2 billion users
    • TikTok: 1.2 billion users
    • Instagram: 2.1 billion users
    • WhatsApp: 2.3 billion users
    • YouTube: 2.5 billion users
    • Facebook: 2.9 billion users
  • 80% of Twitter’s traffic comes from mobile devices
  • 65% of all Twitter users identify themselves as liberal, making Twitter a liberal-leaning platform

Twitter’s user base is one of the most active in politics, entertainment, marketing, and purchases. It’s no wonder that such a large majority of B2B marketers use Twitter for their campaigns.

Financial Data

Twitter’s revenue and expenditure offer an interesting financial lesson for aspiring business owners and a fun lecture for casual readers. Take a look below:

  • In 2021, Twitter’s revenue was a little over $5 billion
  • Elon Musk bought Twitter for $44 billion
  • 92% of Twitter’s total revenue in 2021 came from advertising, and the rest came from data licensing and others
  • In 2020, Twitter recorded the largest net loss in its history, worth $1.1 billion. One year later, the net loss went down to $221 billion
  • In Q2 2022, Twitter recorded $1.17 billion in revenue
  • From 2012 to 2022, Twitter’s annual revenue went up by 1,567%, from $300 million in 2012 to $5 billion in 2022
  • From 2012 to 2017, Twitter operated on a constant net loss ($79 million in 2012, $645 million in 2013, $577 million in 2014, $521 million in 2015, $456 million in 2016, and $108 million in 2017)
  • Approximately 31% of all Twitter users earn more than $75,000 per year
  • Twitter invested $167.1 million in advertising in 2021
  • Twitter spent approximately $1.17 billion on marketing and sales in 2021
  • Twitter has seen a 35% increase in global ad engagement over the years
  • Businesses that market their products on Twitter see an increase of 40% in their ROI
  • Brands are 2.3x more likely to achieve their KPIs (key performance indicators) if they launch/promote their products on Twitter

We’ll see how Twitter’s financial situation will change after Elon Musk acquires the social media giant.

Public Opinion About Twitter and Its New CEO

With Elon Musk’s $44 billion acquisition of Twitter this April and famous statement that he’s ready to fire as much as 75% of Twitter’s employees, it’s interesting to see what people think about it:

  • According to a study in 2022, 24% of US adults had a favorable opinion of Twitter, and 9% had a very favorable impression of the platform
  • In a 2022 opinion poll in the US, 24% of male respondents and 25% of female respondents had a favorable impression of Twitter
  • A 2022 study in the US discovered that 25% of people aged 18-34 had a favorable opinion of Twitter, while 16% of people aged 18-34 had a very favorable opinion about it. 22% of people aged 65+ had a very unfavorable opinion of Twitter
  • In a 2021 study in the US, 61% of Republican respondents said that one of Twitter’s major problems was many bans on the platform, whereas only 6% of Democrats felt the same. 51% of Republicans also disliked Twitter’s intentional limitation of certain posts, while 54% of Democrats were more worried about misleading information posted on Twitter
  • In a study in 2022, 16% of respondents had a very favorable opinion of Elon Musk, while 25% were somewhat favorable of him. 15% of respondents had an unfavorable impression of him, while 9% didn’t know who he was
  • A 2022 study showed that 2 in 10 men held a favorable impression of Elon Musk, while only 10% of women thought highly of him. Moreover, 27% of women had no impression of him.
  • A recent study showed that Gen-Z millennials were the most likely to have an unfavorable impression of Elon Musk. At the same time, only 14% of Millenials and 14% of Baby Boomers held favorable impressions of the tech billionaire.
  • According to a 2022 online survey, 26% of people earning between $50,000 to $100,000 per year and 31% earning over $100,000 per year had a favorable impression of Elon Musk. 27% of people earning less than $50,000 per year had no opinion about the tech magnate
  • A 2022 online survey showed that 22% of Hispanic respondents had a somewhat favorable opinion of Elon Musk. 27% of White respondents had a very favorable impression of him, while 16% of Black respondents had never heard of Elon Musk

The numbers aren’t very favorable for Twitter or Elon Musk, but we’ll see if that’s about to change following the billionaire’s acquisition of Twitter.

Bans, Censoring, and Takedowns Data

Twitter’s controversial history of censoring, bans, and takedowns is worth a close analysis. Take a look below for some interesting data on this topic:

  • Between July and December 2021, government agencies and courts worldwide filed over 47,000 content removal requests to Twitter. The company’s compliance rate was 51.2%. Out of these removal requests:
    • 941 were submitted by the courts
    • 46,631 were submitted by police, government agencies, and authorized reporters
    • 525 were submitted by Turkish courts
    • 185 were submitted by Russia
    • 1,762 user information requests were submitted by the US government
    • Over 2,000 were submitted by the Indian government
  • In 2021, Twitter received more than 146,000 DMCA (Digital Millenium Copyright Act) takedown notices
  • Twitter has censored 3,215 accounts and over 28,370 tweets between 2012 and 2020
  • South Korea reported 966% more Twitter accounts than during the previous transparency report from Twitter. Out of these, the company actioned 43,366 accounts for three violations:
    • Illegal or certain regulated goods or services
    • Platform manipulation and spam policy
    • Child sexual exploitation
  • Since Twitter published its first transparency report in 2012, it has received legal demands from 95 countries
  • 97% of all legal demands sent to Twitter over the last 3 years came from 5 countries:
    • Turkey
    • South Korea
    • Japan
    • Russia
    • India
  • Japan sent 27% more legal demands during 2021, with a 30% increase in accounts specified compared to the previous year
  • So far, Twitter has published 20 transparency reports, with the last one covering the July-December 2021 period
  • Twitter was the first social media company which publish a transparency report about its removal requests and legal demands regarding user content

There’s no doubt that Twitter has a colorful history of bans, restrictions, censorship, and takedowns. But at least their transparency reports shed light on the situation.

Twitter account suspensions by reason
Twitter account suspensions by reason

The below image shows the number of Twitter accounts suspended by year:

Number of Twitter accounts suspended by year
Number of Twitter accounts suspended by year

List of popular Twitter users suspended since 2021:

UserDateReason
Bjorka
(@bjorkanism, @bjorxanism, @bjorkanesian and @bjorkanism19)
11 September 2022, 12 September 2022, 13 September 2022, 18 September 2022Polish hacktivist Bjorka was permanently suspended after violating Twitter’s ban evasion policy
Luis Miguel (@LuisMiguelUS)19 August 2022American political candidate Luis Migues was permanently banned after posting a tweet that advocated shooting federal law enforcement agents
James A. Lindsay (@ConceptualJames)5 August 2022American author James Lindsay was permanently banned after violating Twitter’s “hateful conduct” policy
@GBNews_UK26 July 2022The fake news account was permanently banned after posting a fake news article that talked about a lorry carrying champagne and oysters worth £20,000 to Jacob Rees-Mogg’s house getting stuck in traffic
Tetsuya Yamagami (@333_hill)19 July 2022Tetsuya Yamagami, Shinzo Abe’s assassin, was permanently banned for an unspecified violation of Twitter’s corporate policies
@RuthSentUs14 July 2022The American pro-abortion rights group was permanently banned after publishing a map that contained the home addresses of six Supreme Court Justices, including Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett
At least 80 accounts related to Gurbaksh Chahal’s BNN News Network28 June 2022The accounts were permanently banned after being found guilty of manipulating Twitter’s policies on spam and platform manipulation
More than 300 suspected bot accounts in Ireland17 May 2022The accounts were permanently banned for mass-retweeting a Tweet belonging to Irish Minister of Health Stephen Donnelly as well as violating Twitter’s spam policy. The ban took place after Fianna Fáil and the Department of Health demanded that Twitter launch an investigation into the accounts
Donald J. Trump’s Truth Social Posts (@PresTrumpTS)17 May 2022An account that posted Donald Trump’s posts from the ex-president’s Truth Social account was permanently banned after violating the ban evasion policy set during the 2021 United States Capitol attack
Mike Lindell (@MikeJLindell)1 May 2022The CEO of MyPillow was permanently banned after he evaded the Twitter ban set in January 2021
Roger Stone (@RogerStoneUSA)28 April 2022The American lobbyist and political consultant was permanently banned after evading the Twitter ban set in October 2017
Geert Wilders (@geertwilderspvv)25 April 2022The Dutch far-right politician and leader of the Party for Freedom was permanently banned after being found guilty of violating the “hateful conduct” policy by mentioning Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif in a tweet that criticized the State of Islam
Juanita Broaddrick (@atensnut)11 April 2022The Bill Clinton rape accuser was permanently banned on Twitter after violating the policy related to spreading potentially harmful and misleading information about COVID-19
Samantha Markle (@TheMarkleSammy)14 March 2022The older paternal half-sister of Meghan Markle was permanently banned on Twitter after violating the rules against ban evasion
Randy Hillier (@randyhillier)8 March 2022The member of the Ontario Provincial Parliament was permanently banned after repeatedly violating Twitter’s misinformation policy about COVID-19
CNN Ukraine (@CNNUKR)25 February 2022The fake news account was permanently banned after sharing fake news regarding the death of a journalist in Ukraine
Grace Lavery (@graceelavery)23 February 2022The associate professor at the University of California was permanently banned after tweeting, “I hope the queen dies” when Queen Elizabeth II was tested positive for COVID-19
@wordlinator26 January 2022The bot account that automatically responded to tweets about Wordle games was permanently banned after “violating the Twitter rules and the automation rules around sending unsolicited mentions”
300 accounts that promoted the Philippines’ presidential front-runner Bongbong Marcos21 January 2022The accounts were permanently banned after violating Twitter’s policies about spam and platform manipulation
Ali Khamenei (@KhameneiSite)15 January 2022An account belonging to the Supreme Leader of Iran was permanently banned on Twitter after he released an animation targeting former US president Donald Trump as revenge for the assassination of Qasem Soleimani in 2020
Luciano Hang (@lucianohangbr)12 January 2022The Brazilian businessman and the co-founder of Havan department stores was permanently banned on Twitter after the Supreme Federal Court issued a court order in its attempts to combat fake news in Brazil. Mr. Hang later claimed that his account had been banned after sharing a video that denounced the vaccination of children, which led to his account being reinstated 72 hours later
Politics for All (@PoliticsForAll)4 January 2022The news aggregate account was permanently banned on Twitter after violating the company’s rules about spam and platform manipulation
Marjorie Taylor Greene (@mtgreenee)2 January 2022The personal account of US Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene was permanently banned on twitter after violating the company’s COVID-19 misinformation policy multiple times in 2021. Her official congressional account (@RepMTG) was not suspended. However, Greene’s case marks the first event when a congressional member had her Twitter account permanently suspended
Robert W. Malone (@RWMaloneMD)29 December 2021The American virologist and immunologist was permanently banned from Twitter after repeatedly violating the misinformation policy about COVID-19
@TrackerTrial8 December 2021The account that covered the sex trafficking trial of Ghislaine Maxwell was permanently removed from Twitter after violating the company’s riles against spam and platform manipulation
Emerald Robinson (@Emeraldrobinson)10 November 2021The American journalist and White House Correspondent for Newsmax TV was permanently banned from Twitter after repeatedly violating the misinformation policy about COVID-19
Greg Locke (@pastorlocke)14 September 2021The founder of Global Vision Bible Church was permanently banned from Twitter after repeatedly violating the company’s misinformation policy about COVID-19
Anonymous Germany (@AnonNewsDE)13 September 2021The decentralised hacking group was permanently removed from Twitter after “disseminating hacked material, the policy on private information, and against the policy on platform manipulation and spam”, after hacking the neo-Nazi conspiracy theorist Attila Hildmann
Alex Berenson (@alexberenson)29 August 2021The writer Alex Berenson was banned from Twitter after repeatedly violating the company’s misinformation policy about COVID-19
Jean Messiha (@jeanmessiha)26 August 2021The French Politician was permanently banned from Twitter after violating the company’s hateful conduct policy
@BBCAfghanNews, @CNNAfghan, @MSNBCAfghan17 August 2021The fake news accounts of three news aggregators were banned for spreading a fake story about a fictitious CNN journalist named “Bernie Gores” who the fake accounts claimed was killed by the Taliban during the Fall of Kabul. However, these accounts were not verified, and it was their only tweet, except for @CNNAfghan, which tweeted other things too
Aubrey Huff (@aubrey_huff)10 August 2021The former professional baseball player was permanently banned on Twitter after repeatedly violating the company’s misleading information policy about COVID-19
@CormacMcCrthy9 August 2021The Cormac McCarthy impostor created by California Republican candidate Daniel Watts was permanently banned from Twitter after McCarthy’s agent filed a complaint to Twitter
Bronze Age Pervert (@bronzeagemantis)4 August 2021The alt-right author was banned from Twitter for an unknown reason
Anjem Choudary (@anjemchoudary_)28 July 2021The British Islamist hate preacher who was convicted under the UK’s Terrorism Act 2000 was also banned from Twitter after violating the company’s rules on violent individuals and organizations. Anjem Choudary had previously been convicted on charges of supporting ISIL in 2016 and was released from prison in 2018. After his restrictions on using the internet were lifted, his accounts on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram were banned
@ArizonaAudit, @Audit_PA, @AuditGeorgia, @AuditMichigan, @AuditNevada, @AuditWarRoom, @AuditWisconsin27 July 2021These accounts, which called for pro-Trump “audits” of the 2020 United States Presidential election and promoted the Maricopa County audit, were banned from Twitter after violating the company’s rules about spam and platform manipulation
Nation of Islam (@OfficialNOI)22 July 2021The American religious and political organization Nation of Islam was permanently banned from Twitter after spreading misinformation regarding the Covid-19 vaccines
Nick Fuentes (@NickJFuentes)9 July 2021The American white nationalist and far-right political commentator Nick Fuentes was permanently banned from Twitter for repeatedly violating Twitter rules. Apparently, his ban took place on the day after the Anti-Defamation League published an article called “Nicholas J. Fuentes: Five Things to Know”
Rebekah Jones (@GeoRebekah)7 June 2021The American geographer and whistleblower Rebekah Jones was permanently banned from Twitter for “spam and platform manipulation” after repeatedly retweeting the Miami Herald article about her tenure with the Florida Department of Health
Naomi Wolf (@naomirwolf)4 June 2021The American feminist writer and anti-vaccination conspiracy theorist Naomi Wolf was permanently banned from Twitter after spreading misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccines
Nine accounts linked to the Irish journalist Eoghan Harris, including @barbarapym26 May 2021These accounts were banned from Twitter for violating the company’s policies against platform manipulation. Eoghan Harris had been using an anonymous sock puppet account on Twitter named “Barbara J Pym”. This account was consistently putting out controversial tweets about Irish politics and kept sending harassing messages to journalist Aoife Moore. Eight more accounts tied to the @barbarapym2 account were also banned later on. The Sunday Independent newspaper fired columnist Eoghan Harris, and editor Alan English said that many of Harris’ tweets were “far beyond what I would describe as fair and reasonable comments.” Eoghan Harris later claimed that he wasn’t the only one operating the @barbarapym2 account but denied operating the other banned accounts
The Desk of Donald J. Trump (@DJTDesk)5 May 2021The account reposting content from Donald Trump’s website was permanently banned after violating Twitter’s policy on ban evasion. The @DJTDesk account shared Twitter-like blog posts taken from the website of former US president Donald Trump who had his Twitter account @realDonaldTrump banned previously. In a statement, Twitter claimed that it would “take enforcement action on accounts whose apparent intent is to replace or promote content affiliated with a suspended account.” However, Trump spokesman Jason Miller later denied that the @DJTDesk account was set up by Trump or anyone close to him
Kangana Ranaut (@KanganaTeam)4 May 2021The Indian actress and supporter of the Bharatiya Janata Party and of Narendra Modi was permanently banned on Twitter after posting a tweet demanding President’s rule in West Bengal after an alleged post-poll violence two days prior to the announcement of the election results. She wrote, “This is horrible… we need super gunday to kill gunday… she is like an unpleasant monster, to tame her Modi ji please show your Virat roop from early 2000’s…
#PresidentRuleInBengal
James O’Keefe (@JamesOKeefelll15 April 2021The American right-wing political activist and founder of Project Veritas was permanently banned from Twitter after the company claimed that O’Keefe was operating fake accounts in violation of Twitter’s spam and platform manipulation rules. James O’Keefe later responded to this ban by threatening to sue Twitter for defamation
Fake accounts that were posing as Amazon fulfillment center workers to spread anti-union and pro-Amazon messages30 March 2021These accounts were permanently banned from Twitter after being found guilty of violating the company’s impersonation policy
The Exposé (@DailyExposeUK)March 2021The British conspiracist website was permanently banned from Twitter for an unknown reason. However, after the ban, the website created other alt accounts
About two dozen Russia- and Iran-affiliated troll accounts25 February 2021These accounts were permanently banned from Twitter after trying to “manipulate the platform” by promoting and amplifying messages from pro-independence critics of SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon
Project Veritas (@Project_Veritas)11 February 2021The American far-right activist group was permanently banned from Twitter after repeatedly violating the company’s policy against publishing private information
Wayne Allyn Root (@realwayneroot)6 February 2021The American far-right radio host, activist, author and conspiracy theorist Wayne Allyn Root was banned from Twitter after violating the company’s Civic Integrity policy
Jim Hoft (@gatewaypundit)6 February 2021The founder and editor of far-right fake news website The Gateway Pundit was permanently banned from Twitter after repeatedly the company’s Civic Integrity policy after promoting disinformation about the 2020 US presidential election
Shiva Ayyadurai (@va_shiva)2 February 2021The Indian-American politician, engineer and conspiracy theorist Shiva Ayyadurai was permanently banned after violating Twitter’s Integrity Policy and promoting disinformation about the US elections and the COVDI-19 pandemic
My Pillow (@mypillowusa)1 February 2021The American pillow manufacturing company was permanently banned from Twitter after violating the company’s policy on ban evasion. After getting his account banned for promoting disinformation, the My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell used his company’s Twitter account to post, “Jack Dorsey is trying to cancel me (Mike Lindell) out!
Yevgeny Prigozhin (@evgenyprigozhin)27 January 2021The Russian businessman was banned for violating Twitter’s guidelines
Mike Lindell (@realMikeLindell)25 January 2021The CEO of My Pillow, conspiracy theorist, and conservative political activist Mike Lindell was banned from Twitter after repeatedly violating Twitter’s Civic Integrity policy when he posted disinformation about the 2020 presidential election
Chris Goss (@mastersreality)11 January 2021The Lead singer of Masters of Reality was banned from Twitter for an unknown reason
About 70,000 QAnon-related accounts11 January 2021The accounts were banned from Twitter for an unknown reason
Lou Barletta (@LouBarletta_PA)10 January 2021The former US representative for Pennsylvania’s 11th Congressional District was permanently banned from Twitter after he was found “in error of perceived violations of Twitter’s impersonation policy.” However, his account was restored the next day
Ali Alexander (@ali)10 January 2021The American far-right activist and organizer of Stop the Steal campaign was permanently banned from Twitter for an unknown reason
Sci-Hub (@sci_hub)8 January 2021The Kazakhstani shadow library of research papers was banned for violating Twitter’s counterfeiting policy
Sidney Powell (@SidneyPowell1), Patrick Byrne (@Patrick Byrne), Ron Watkins (@CodeMonkeyZ), Jim Watkins (@isitwetyet), Michael Flynn (@GenFlynn)8 January 2021The American pro-Trump lawyer and conspiracy theorist Sidney Powell, the CEO of Overstock.com and pro-Trump activist Patrick Byrne, the operators of 8kun, Jim Watkins and Rob Watkins, and the retired US army lieutenant general and former National Security Advisor under Donald Trump, Michael Flynn, were banned from Twitter after violating the company’s policy on “Coordinated Harmful Activity” after sharing QAnon content
Gary Coby (@GaryCoby)8 January 2021The Digital Director for Trump’s 2020 presidential campaign was banned from Twitter after an attempt to help President Trump to evade Twitter bans by using his account. Coby temporarily changed the name and profile picture of his account to those of President Trump
Ben Garisson (@GrrrGraphics)8 January 2021The American alt-right political cartoonish was banned from Twitter after posting a cartoon endorsing the storming of the US Capitol. This was part of a larger wave of bans on accounts that expressed similar ideas. Ben created an alt account (@CartoonsBen) that was also banned
Team Trump (@TeamTrump), Donald Trump (@realDonaldTrump)8 January 2021Former US president Donald Trump and his presidential campaign accounts were permanently banned from Twitter for repeated and severe violations of the company’s Civic Integrity policy when Trump’s supporters stormed the US Capitol. After his account got banned, Donald Trump used the official account of the US President (@POTUS), but Twitter deleted his tweets and threatened to suspend all accounts he used for “ban evasion.” The company also deleted Trump’s presidential campaign account (@TeamTrump) after it reposted several tweets from @POTUS
Jake Angeli (@USAwolfpack)7 January 2021The American QAnon conspiracy theorist and far-right activist Jake Angeli was permanently banned from Twitter after he was identified as a potential figurehead in the 2021 US Capitol attack
L. Lin Wood (@LLinWood)7 January 2021The American conspiracy theorist and pro-Trump lawyer was banned from Twitter after violating the company’s rules against ban evasion and inciting violence by using a second account (@FightBackLaw) which Twitter also banned

Fun Facts About Twitter

Twitter’s history is filled with funny and interesting facts worth sharing. So, here you go, some of the fun facts about Twitter:

  • Twitter first started with Odeo, a startup podcasting platform
  • Twitter won the Best Startup award in 2007
  • Twitter’s logo is based on the hummingbird, and it contains 15 overlayed symmetrical circles
  • Twitter’s reputation exploded after the company deleted over 70 million fake accounts
  • One time, Twitter’s servers crashed when thousands of users tried to view a picture simultaneously
  • The most used emoji on Twitter is the “laughing face with tears of joy” (😂)
  • 75% of all Twitter emojis convey positive emotions
  • @BarrackObama is the most popular account on Twitter, with over 133 million followers
  • In 2009, CNN and Ashton Kutcher battled for the honor of reaching 1 million followers first on Twitter. Ashton Kutcher won in the end
  • Ivy Bean was the oldest Twitter user at 104 years old until she died in 2010. She sent over 1,000 tweets and gained over 56,000 followers throughout her account’s lifespan
  • The Red Cross raised $8 million in under 48 hours via Twitter after the Haiti earthquake in 2010
  • A rogue Twitter employee deactivated former president Donald Trump’s account for 11 minutes in 2017
  • 70% of all Twitter users are interested in soccer and regularly follow the sport
  • After Donald Trump’s ban in 2021, Twitter’s userbase increased by 21%
  • Taylor Swift is the most influential person on Twitter, according to a 2019 study by Brandwatch
  • Twitter was first named “twttr” after Evan Williams, one of the co-founders, suggested “FriendStalker” as a name idea
  • The Vatican claimed in 2013 that following the Pope on Twitter makes you a better person
  • The bluebird on Twitter’s logo is named Larry
  • Jack Dorsey posted the first-ever tweet on March 21st, 2006, when he said, “just setting up my twttr”
  • The most retweeted tweet of all time (over 3 million retweets) belongs to Ellen DeGeneres, who took a selfie with several actors during the 2014 Oscars
  • User Chris Messina first proposed using the hashtag in 2007
  • Twitter first made a profit in Q4 2017, five years after the launch
  • An average Twitter user follows at least 5 brands
  • It took 3 years, 2 months, and 1 day for Twitter to reach the billionth tweet sent
  • It now takes one week for users to send a billion tweets on the platform
  • When Michael Jackson died in 2009, Twitter broke the TPs record (tweets-per-second), reaching 456
  • The current TPS record on Twitter is 6,939. It was set 4 seconds after New Year’s Eve in Japan
  • Elon Musk famously said that he’d fire 75% of Twitter employees, but he later said he likely wouldn’t
  • Elon Musk fired 4 top executives from Twitter after acquiring the company: the CEO, the CFO, the Head of Legal Policy, and the General Counsel

You see, Twitter has a colorful history, and I bet you’ve had a chuckle or a furrowed brow at some of these things!

Conclusion

Twitter’s recent acquisition by tech billionaire Elon Musk is sure to cause massive changes for the company, seeing how he’s a strong advocate for freedom of speech.

It remains to be seen how Tweet will transform in the coming months and whether the new leadership is good for the company!

Sources:

Twitter: Twitter Analytics
Hootsuite: Twitter Stats That Matter to Marketers in 2022
Socialblade: Twitter Statistics
Social Shepherd: Essential Twitter Statistics You Need to Know
Statista: Twitter Statistics
Websiterating: Twitter Statistics and Trends
Internet Live Stats: Twitter usage statistics

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Alex Popa

My name is Alex and I have a knack for social media in all its shapes and forms. I’ve dealt with such things for quite some time and I noticed that many people have issues with social media and technicalities.

Unforeseen errors, bugs, and other problems make their use of social media problematic. These things will be discussed amply in the guides on Whizcase.

I'll present the facts as they are, and offer quick and easy solutions for them.

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