Conservative tweeters are irate as their follower counts plummeted after Twitter embarked on a mass deletion of Russian bot accounts which they defended today.
“These fake accounts existed only to stoke hatred and drive discourse on U.S. politics into the gutter.”
However the social media company said it is having difficulty deleting the worst offender with the handle @realdonaldtrump
“We know it’s a bot because it keeps churning out vile tweets at all hours of the day and night, and from the content it’s clearly owned by a Russian troll.”
They are keen to eliminate the account as it has duped huge numbers of people.
“Millions, in fact, though quite possible a lot of them are Russian bots too.”
Unfortunately they say it’s not quite as easy as it sounds.
“Filth like this has a way of popping up again, and for some strange reason the National Archives has informed us that deleting the account may be unconstitutional.”