Twitter began as a medium to let the general masses interact with people from various walks of life. However, its biggest feature was that it allowed everyone to connect with their favourite celebrities and vice versa. However, soon it became a cesspool of abuse, fake accounts, and spamming. But Twitter said enough is enough.
According to Jack Dorsey, Twitter conducted a widespread purge to get rid of fake and locked accounts. The primary reason to do so was to make the micro-blogging site a genuine space. And the hit was widespread. Everyone from Donald Trump Jr. to your neighbour got hit. So, how did Tweeple react? With memes.
Here are the best reactions to the Twitter purge:
1. Quite possible.
Thanos took over Twitter last night #TwitterPurge
— Adikwu🇳🇬♉ (@eSjayStoppa) July 13, 2018
2. Count your eggs…
Bloggers losing followers like… pic.twitter.com/dLHdHpMoJw
— Kevo Nursery DropØut 🇰🇪 (@Kevo_BabaYo) July 13, 2018
3. Top marks for honesty.
— Nash Nashy (@NASHterpiece) July 13, 2018
4. Mitron, surgical strike pasand aya ya nahi aya?!
It was just surgical strike by Twitter #TwitterPurge
— Vodka + Cyanide (@Riskiest_Poison) July 13, 2018
5. Don’t give them ideas.
— Paul Stevenson (@hauntedmagazine) July 13, 2018
6. Is he the 1% kitanu those ads keep talking about?
— Aye Aye Captain (@_AyeAyeCaptain) July 13, 2018
7. Just chill, chill. Just chill.
— 021's Greatest (@Muranga_Patriot) July 13, 2018
8. These stunts are performed by professionals.
Interviewer: Tell me about your integrity.
Me: Sir, #TwitterPurge me ek bhi follower kam nhi hua mera.
— CA Dhanesh🇮🇳 (@CA_Dhanesh) July 13, 2018
9. Zor ka jhatka, zor se hi laga.
— Attraversiamo !! (@i_upasana) July 13, 2018
10. The truth always hurts.
Turns out there's only 312 real people on Twitter.
— Just Bill (@WilliamAder) July 12, 2018
11. I heartily second that.
RIP to all the bots and locked accounts caught in the great #TwitterPurge of 2018.
Now if you could just get rid of the nazis, that would be great!
— Andrien G 🔜 SDCC (@EscoBlades) July 12, 2018
12. Does it bring a smile on your face?
— MCM Comic Con (@MCMComicCon) July 12, 2018
13. *evil laughs*
Today is the day every indie worker who bought their twitter followers finally gets caught!
Let the #TwitterPurge commence!
I. CANT. WAIT. pic.twitter.com/Gng8VFT38J
— All Ego Ethan Page (@OfficialEGO) July 12, 2018
14. Itni khusi!
— Dzaddy_mO® (@mO_Moremi) July 12, 2018
15. You can always find parallels if you look for them.
Jesus had only 12 followers , glad that he is not on Twitter.
— 🦁🚩 (@AndColorPockeT) July 13, 2018
16. Ye kya ho raha hai bhaiya, ye kya ho raha hai?
— Umfazi ka Luka Modric🌻 (@MrsTrophyWife_) July 12, 2018
People have been complaining about bots and fake followers for a long time. So, it’s great that Twitter took the initiative to finally do it. And although it cost them a lot, the purge was definitely worth it. That said, how many followers did you lose?