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Following the acquisition of Twitter by free-speech advocate and billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, the restoration of several prominent suspended accounts and changes to the platform’s biased moderation practices yielded interesting results. Conservatives find their follower counts growing by leaps and bounds and leftists are watching their numbers dwindle.

A new report from  The Washington Post, powered by data from ProPublica Represent revealed that on average Republicans on Twitter have gained 8,000 followers and your typical Democrat has lost 4,000.

According to the findings prominent Democrats, Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts; Rep. Adam Schiff, of California; and Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders, of Vermont each lost approximately 100,000 followers while GOP Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia and Jim Jordan of Ohio each gained over 300,000.

Since taking control of the platform and announcing the new direction he has for the company, Musk noted that new user signups are at an “all-time high.”

According to Newsmax, sign-ups averaged over 2 million per day from Nov. 9-16, an increase of 66% compared to the same week in 2021, citing a Tweet from Musk on Saturday.

Despite reports of declining ad revenue, Musk suggested that he sees a path to Twitter exceeding a billion monthly users in the next year and a half.

As reported in Forbes, Musk has described moving forward with turning Twitter into an “everything app” with a vision of expanded video-sharing, encrypted messaging, long-form tweeting and even payments.

President of Judicial Watch Tom Fitton quoted the Washington Post story ironically in a Tweet saying “The right wing and conservatives for years have accused @Twitter of censorship with no proof.”

Democrats such as far-left podcast host Michelangelo Signorile were less amused though. Signorile opined in a Tweet, “As many of have us have lost thousands of followers, right-wing Republicans have gained. It’s definitely becoming Parler. High-profile Republicans gain followers in first weeks of Musk’s reign”

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Perhaps soon we’ll see a return to the Twitter scene of 2016, the very same online environment that helped catapult former President Donald Trump to the White House.