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Mister_Winston 48 points ago +48 / -0

Well akchually that 1.9 million was really 5.7 million.

After a thorough review we found that 5.7 was really 12.8 million overcounted.

Uh yes after much more examination it was 217 million. These things happen you know.

No a lawsuit is not warranted as these initial numbers were a result of the limitations of the technology.

SEC: "Agreed. Technology is always evolving and hurrrr ddurrrr fffffppt."

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WeAreThePlan 31 points ago +31 / -0

And there were actually only six people on Twitter, the same six people who went ot Biden rallies.

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Rubieroo 15 points ago +15 / -0

Oh, the Hula Hoop People! I wonder if it was always the same 6? Like, his paid entourage.

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WeAreThePlan 5 points ago +5 / -0

Up vote for "Hula Hoop People."

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Callmejuls 3 points ago +3 / -0

Is that the same as ‘circle back’

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queue-anon 4 points ago +4 / -0

What's with those people? Why do they hula hoop at little events. It's always some hippy girl

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SeeAreJay 3 points ago +5 / -2

The ffffppt noise is the SECs dildo slipping out

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Andy_Man45 28 points ago +28 / -0

A "technical error." "Multiple identities."😂

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ConspiracyLinks 14 points ago +14 / -0

Well they banned 7 of mine hahaha

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SneakyWino 9 points ago +9 / -0

6 here. I'm still banned.

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ThePowerOfPrayer 5 points ago +5 / -0

Why did you get banned? Was it for wrong think? Or did they claim you were abusing other users?

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SneakyWino 8 points ago +8 / -0

I called Killary a satanic pedovore. So sensitive! Haha, I was trolling politicians. Finally got tired of creating new email addresses.

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ThePowerOfPrayer 5 points ago +5 / -0

The reason I asked was because I've been collecting anecdotal evidence to support my theory regarding Twitter rolling back their algorithm to pre-May 11, 2020.

https://greatawakening.win/p/15HbuGYoJW/twitter-rolled-back-their-algori/c/

From what I've seen, those who were banned for wrong think after that date have had their access restored. Only those who harassed other users kept their bans.

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CounterStrike [S] 21 points ago +21 / -0

I remember someone predicted this on GAW the other day. Although 1.9 million seems low.

Edit: found it https://greatawakening.win/p/15HbuAtvuK/prediction-elon-will-get-a-disco/

u/tub4lc41n

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Rooks 6 points ago +6 / -0

Likely more about 10-30%, but who can say, do we know how many total users they claim?

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Island_Photo 2 points ago +2 / -0

I wonder if Sheik, "I think the offer does not account for a significant upside" would care to revise his statement???

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GaIIowBoob 2 points ago +2 / -0

They will raise it. These kinds of "mistake" start low so the first number is what you remember

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OneMoreTim3 17 points ago +17 / -0

I as a database developer can easily see that occurring. Sometimes when I write the most simplest of count statements I accidentally typo extra addittion signs and numbers...

Select count(*) + 1900000 as tot_users from active_users

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bidiadicc123 8 points ago +8 / -0

Hey man.. SQL is tough, accidents happen. Your boss completely understands!

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sjriver 6 points ago +6 / -0

Just leave out the where clause when you run a script updating the price of supposedly one item on the production box. I wasn’t the guilty party, but …. damn …. That was a craptastic afternoon.

Nothing like having every item in every store suddenly ring in at $9.99

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MilesTeg 4 points ago +4 / -0

Lmao, your pinky slipped and just added that addition, super common mistake, guilty of it myself

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45-4KAG 2 points ago +2 / -0

"Forgot DISTINCT to get rid of the duplicates. No PKs and all..." - someone at Twatter

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MAG768720 14 points ago +14 / -0

That's known as fraud.

Fraud to entice advertisers to pay more for advertising to a larger audience that did not exist.

Fraud to manipulate stock prices to enrich the insiders.

The executives and directors could be facing prison time over this.

It is also not the first time they have admitted this.

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RealCleanUpPhilly 10 points ago +10 / -0

That means it's farrrrrr higher.

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The_Watcher 10 points ago +10 / -0

OK, The Plan:

Elon Musk threatens to buy Twitter. The Lefties go into paroxysms of loathing and the Twitter management scramble to remove all the lefty bias stuff they have installed like the bots, the multiple accounts, the post filters etc.

Then, after Twitter has been cleaned up and right before the deal is completed Musk announces that he has changed his mind!

Super troll!

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Gaterop 9 points ago +10 / -1

If I ran a small business that operated a website and inflated my user numbers by 1.9 million to potential advertisers that would be the end of me and my company. Twitter does this and it is likely far worse than just the 1.9 million they admit to and what happens? Absolutely nothing and nobody cares.

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spoonix 12 points ago +12 / -0

Well, if you tried to sell it to someone for $44B and they found out about your lie during their due diligence, what happens is they've now got an option to back out of the sale contract and not give your shareholders $44B.

And then you get to enjoy a bunch of lawsuits from angry people, because not only did you manage to blow up the deal but you've also devalued the company so the stock is worth even less than before a random billionaire started throwing out twitter polls.

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DZP1 3 points ago +3 / -0

This all could be 5th level chess by Musk to put Twitter under the cornfield. Then he backs out using proof of fraud and leaves the board holding the bag.

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redtoe-skipper 9 points ago +9 / -0

considering the tendency to use California Math ... the figure will be 5.7-6 million probably. ....

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Mr_A 5 points ago +5 / -0

Hay. Even in Cali we know how to spell 5-6-7. Just remove the period and flip the 6 & 7. Works every election. Periods are a racist and misogynist construct anyway.

Peace out!

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RealCleanUpPhilly 4 points ago +4 / -0

Lulz, probably the same rate of Biden voters real: fake.

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basilpesto 7 points ago +7 / -0

1.9M bots

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Tooshort 7 points ago +7 / -0

Because twitter is (or was) full of bots, I used to tell people this all the time. It’s all fake, we’ve been gaslit to think the minority is the majority but as people are starting to realize (especially with Truth Social) WE’RE the majority.

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OkieBowhunter 6 points ago +6 / -0

Considering the timing of this news... Are we really expected to believe this was due to a technical error? An error that benefits Twitter's bottom line?

This is probably one of the easiest stories to call bullshit on.

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rahu77 5 points ago +5 / -0

This could trigger years of litigation from advertisers sueing Twitter for overcharging on advertising fees by mispresenting the views.

Kind of a DS way to stick it to a new owner in this situation.

If the deal falls through then backroom "deals" will make this a non issue but if Elon ends up owning it, they'll go after him for their money back.

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CrimsonSentinal 5 points ago +5 / -0

Only 1.9? I bet it’s way higher in multiples of.

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AmberWins 4 points ago +4 / -0

This is about as surprising to us here as if someone told us the sky was blue. We all know they overcount AND that they're behind most of the bots over there.

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Bedminster 4 points ago +4 / -0

I smel a huge stock discount coming to the White African man.

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cajun_robear 3 points ago +3 / -0

Sounds like grounds for fraud. Go get 'em, Elon.

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ILoveIvermectin 3 points ago +3 / -0

Ad a couple zeros to that number.

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Perrin 3 points ago +3 / -0

Image how pissed all the advertisers are going to be when they realize they've been paying for bots to "see" their ads and the social media companies knew it.

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ThePowerOfPrayer 2 points ago +2 / -0

The advertisers and marketers were purchasing bots themselves...

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moodyblue 3 points ago +3 / -0

Per, Donald Trump Jr he gained 87,296 followers in half a day.

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TrappedInBlueState 3 points ago +3 / -0

haahahahahahaaaahahahaah

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Jacurutu99 3 points ago +3 / -0

LOL and David Hogg thought he had organic followers engaged in every word he typed there.

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ZerroDefex 3 points ago +3 / -0

I do actually wonder if any of these "influencers" might actually turn out not know that they're artificially propped up by their handlers and think that they're legitimately admired.

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LeeChild 3 points ago +3 / -0

Like the dominion machines....hmmm....birds of a feather.

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InsleeMustGo 3 points ago +3 / -0

My wife keeps asking me why is all of this coming out about Twitter. Musk doesn't officially take over for another few months. It must be part of the purchase fine print. Musk must know that Twitter has some shady practices, so is it possible that he added some stipulations that the company had to do in advance of signing the final papers people getting paid out?

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kish-kumen 2 points ago +2 / -0

Now have Twitter run the holocaust numbers...

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G45Colt 2 points ago +2 / -0

That's funny. I wonder if lying about your company assets (i.e. users) is acceptable to the SEC?

Musk makes a little tweet about a buyout, and the SEC gets all up in his business. Seems like they are supposed to investigate stuff like that.

https://www.yahoo.com/gma/elon-musks-bid-end-sec-215801464.html

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lovetrumpshat 2 points ago +2 / -0

How much do you want to bet that the number of followers lost from Dem accounts equals 1.9M

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heebiejeebie 2 points ago +2 / -0

I see a class-action lawsuit for defrauding investors!

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DZP1 2 points ago +2 / -0

Oh gosh. I am shocked, SHOCKED I tell you. Shocked. I completely trust all social media. By the way, I bought a genuine gold watch the other day from this nice man who fell upon hard times.

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swedy13 2 points ago +2 / -0

Way more than that

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Yungsheets 1 point ago +1 / -0

How in the literal fuck does this happen? This is absolutely bullshit.

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yep__yep__yep 1 point ago +1 / -0

Anyone who knows even the simplest shit about programming and databases knows this is the most blatant lie a tech company has ever fucking told in tech company history...

Software doesn't miss-count... You either programmed it to miscount or the numbers were never real to begin with. Period.

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RoloTomassi1723 1 point ago +1 / -0

Yahoo? I cant imagine being one of these creatures that writes this garbage.

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ifififififokiedokie 1 point ago +1 / -0

That's it? No way.

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numina18 1 point ago +1 / -0

They should all turn in their abacuses and get new ones, for Pete's sake.

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Greatheart 1 point ago +1 / -0

So are they saying that they have been defrauding advertisers by charging them for views that were not real?

I am getting the impression that Musk will not be buying Twitter or at least nowhere near the announced price. The lawsuits coming from defrauded advertisers may destroy the deal (part of the plan?)

Maybe he will walk away because of this fraud and buy into Truth Social. ...Hey, one can dream!

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289m 1 point ago +1 / -0

is that including bots, or just padding the numbers?

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