Members of the so-called alt-right (aka white nationalists) and far right-wing Trump supporters went on Twitter Wednesday morning and discovered that the social media platform had finally shut down thousands of accounts belonging to Russian bots of the sort that played a supporting role in the candidacy of Donald Trump.
And while those on the right just love to call liberals and progressives “snowflakes,” it seems the delicate daffodils are actually allied with Trump and his extremist views, because they quickly lit up Twitter with all sorts of pathetic whining over the loss of their imaginary friends:
I’ve lost close to 1,000 followers offer the past few hours.
Major purge underway.
— Richard 🐉 Spencer (@RichardBSpencer) February 21, 2018
4,000 followers gone#TwitterLockOut
— SparkleMAGA🇺🇸 (@SparkleSoup45) February 21, 2018
I lost over 3,000 followers.
What the hell is going on here?
— Philip Schuyler (@FiveRights) February 21, 2018
The rational side of the Twitterverse decided to let the alt-righters know how they felt about this beautiful example of karma:
Trumpers try to understand; the followers you are losing tonight are not real people. They were bots and @Twitter decided enough was enough. You aren’t being censored. You are being awakened to the FACT that you were engaging with hostile foreign agents! #TwitterLockOut pic.twitter.com/zK7RSlm8Rg
— Corey Reynolds (@coreyreynoldsLA) February 21, 2018
So having Russian Bots as followers is something you were going for? Maybe move to Russia?
— Lauralk (@jasperrrr) February 21, 2018
— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) February 21, 2018
Think of it as “gentle” ethnic cleansing. You like that sort of thing, Ricky.
— Elizabeth (@RegulatoryHell) February 21, 2018
I didn’t lose any…. because I interact with REAL people
— Shari K. Green (@Shari2112) February 21, 2018
— Jeannette T (@statuesque1) February 21, 2018
Thoughts and prayers Sparkle .. 😂😂 you lost Russian Bots.
— Laura Mc (@Txkidatheart) February 21, 2018
Sounds like it’s gonna be a very bad day for the alt-right. Hopefully that will expand and it’ll be a bad 2018 for them, too.