Academy-award winner Marlee Matlin was recently unfollowed by the whole Trump
The actor and advocate for the deaf community was unfollowed because of this tweet she posted earlier this week:
America fought seccesionists in Civil War, Nazis & anti-semites in WWII. Do we blame "both sides?" The answer is "no" then, and "no" NOW. 😠— Marlee Matlin (@MarleeMatlin) August 15, 2017
How do we know they all unfollowed her? Well, there is a Twitter bot that actually tracks the follows and unfollows of the Trump accounts. Because, of course there is.
Needless to say, supporters had Matlin's back.
Way to go!
Hey y'all... can I tag along?— Denton Melvin (@dmelvin3737) August 15, 2017
They all followed her BECAUSE the Trumps unfollowed her.*
I think that's beautiful!
(*Also, as someone born with only 50% of their hearing, I admit this got me a little teary-eyed.)
But, this message will really make you smile!
Me three! We just replaced her three Lost with three better 😂— Catie (@catie4real) August 15, 2017
Here is a bit more detail about the unfollowing heard 'round the world:
2/ The way unfollow detection works is by downloading the current following list, and comparing it to the previously downloaded list.— Trump Alert (@TrumpsAlert) August 16, 2017
3/ This means that if a followed account is suddenly missing from the new list, it is labelled as unfollowed.— Trump Alert (@TrumpsAlert) August 16, 2017
4/ However, in some cases (as we’ve seen before) it happens because the account has been suspended - so disappears for all people following.— Trump Alert (@TrumpsAlert) August 16, 2017
5/ e.g., longer term followers will remember The Trump Hotel Toronto accounts appearing to have been unfollowed after a suspension.— Trump Alert (@TrumpsAlert) August 16, 2017
Since Ms. Matlin dealt with worse on "The Apprentice," and still followed them on Twitter, hard to believe she's that petty.
Do I think the Trump offspring are that petty?
I mean, consider the source!
Thank you, Marlee for your courage in the face of ignorance!