Twitter apologizes for error after many are re-subscribed to ‘@POTUS’

The platform signed users up for the presidential account, along with the first lady’s account, even if they had recently unsubscribed from updates.

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Attendance numbers weren’t the only thing to cause an uproar after President Donald Trump’s inauguration.

Twitter apologized, admitting it made a mistake when it forced users to follow the new @POTUS account in the wake of last week’s presidential transition.

Some users expressed outrage when, after unfollowing the account, they realized that Twitter had automatically re-followed it for them.

Here are a few reactions:

WTF? I never followed @POTUS. I specifically followed @POTUS44 after Obama left office. And now Twitter decided I must follow Trump @POTUS

— Keith Calder (@keithcalder) January 21, 2017

Just saw @twitter had me following Trump and new POTUS. What’s uo with that @jack? I didnt ask for it and Im not the only one. @support

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