A data firm has revealed that Twitter appears to have lost over a million users since Elon Musk bought the tech company for $44 billion.
The company says some accounts have been suspended by the company and others may have been disabled by users themselves.
According to the Daily Mail, the Bot Sentinel company monitors Twitter behavior by analyzing over 3.1 million accounts and their daily activity.
Bot Sentinel believes around 877,000 accounts were disabled and another 497,000 suspended between October 27 and November 1, more than double the usual number.
“We’ve seen an increase in people deactivating their accounts and also Twitter suspending accounts,” said Christopher Bouzy, founder of Bot Sentinel.
“We think the increase in deactivations is a result of people getting upset after Elon Musk bought Twitter and they decided to deactivate their accounts in protest,” he added.
He also said he believes many accounts were suspended in part because they tried to test what hate speech is now allowed under the platform’s new leadership.
Globally, searches for “how to delete Twitter” increased by 500% in the past week from October 24 to October 31, according to security firm VPNOverview.
Bouzy said that the mass exodus of users is not good for the platform and that it could end up being used less and less.