Facebook is on a Twitter following spree as it hopes to improve image with journalists

| May 16, 2018

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Facebook ($NASDAQ:FB) has been busy when it comes to following new people on Twitter ($NYSE:TWTR). The Twitter accounts that Facebook follows has jumped from 101 on May 1 to 161 today. It added 21 more just last night. That's an additional 60% more accounts that Facebook following on its Twitter account in just the past two weeks. It is now following more people on Twitter than ever.  Interestingly, a large number of the new Twitter accounts Facebook is following belong to journalists who have been critical of Facebook.  The graph below shows the massive uptick in following that's occuring on Facebook's Twitter account since May 1, 2018.

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