Economy

Trump complains about his Twitter follower count to Jack Dorsey

Trump complains about his Twitter follower count to Jack Dorsey

After the meeting, Dorsey also tweeted out to Trump: "Thank you for the time".

"Trump has raised these same accusations against Twitter in the past, including in October when he said that they had "stifled growth" and in July 2016 when he accused the company of "'SHADOW BANNING' prominent Republicans".

"We will continue working to proactively reduce abuse on Twitter and its effects, with the goal of reducing the burden on victims of abuse and, ideally, taking action before abuse is reported", Twitter wrote in its first quarter letter to shareholders.

The company's quarterly monthly active user (MAU) count rose 9 million to reach 330 million from previous quarter, while analysts on average had expected 318.8 million, a loss of 2.2 million users, according to IBES data from Refinitiv.

During the period, Twitter continued to make much-needed product improvements, including the launch of a public prototype app created to boost healthy conversations.

The social-media firm also faces a backlash by Republican lawmakers in the United States, including President Donald Trump, who complain that liberal Silicon Valley companies are stifling conservative voices and harming free speech. But the president has repeatedly voiced his displeasure with an effort by Twitter past year to remove tens of millions of suspicious accounts, with the company saying it was trying to help combat manipulative and abusive content by deleting fake profiles. Constantly taking people off list.

More news: Five dead as buildings collapse in Philippine quake

However, shortly after the meeting ended, Trump tweeted a photo and expressed a more positive tone from his earlier complaints.

Twitter said the number of users who log into the platform at least once a day rose an annualized 11 per cent in the quarter to 134 million, the largest increase since early 2017.

That's the head of a $30 billion company, summoned to the White House to comfort our curvy president that there is not a corporate conspiracy to decrease his social media stats.

It's the last quarter Twitter says it will break out monthly-active-users (MAUs), a metric that has always been a standard for social-media analysts.

"I don't think the stock can get out of its own way until they come clean and report the same metrics everyone else does".

Twitter's monthly active users dropped by 6 million from this time a year ago to 330 million, but were up by 9 million compared with the previous quarter.