Total global search trends, including all countries, saw an increase of 698% in searches for “delete Twitter”.
That equates to around R690 billion at Monday’s exchange rate of $1 / R15.69.
In a finding by the AskGamblers website, it was revealed that people’s interest in deleting Twitter sky-rocketed to NINE times the average volume in one day.
“Twitter users could be frightened by allowing their privacy and personal information to get into the hands of a single person that will own their data. As Twitter is an effective political and social weapon in today’s world of propaganda, that can greatly influence elections and public opinion, having all that power in the hands of a single individual is a scary thought, and many people will react and have reacted negatively to the news of the agreement,” a spokesperson for the website said.
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