Tinder’s Unfollowing Spree Is A Reminder Of The Petty And Fun Side Of Tech Twitter

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Dozens of celebrities, brands and coincidences were unceremoniously unrivaled by Tinder in front of the entire timeline on Tuesday.

@BigTechAlert, a bot created by a technology analyst Alex Barredo that posts on Twitter accounts that executives and tech companies follow, have shared a slew of tweets showing who @Tinder has unfollowed.

A spokesperson for the dating app told BuzzFeed News it was a “routine account cleanup.”

On the chopping block were a large part of the cast of modern family (Eric Stonestreet, Ariel Winterand Sarah Hyland), other brands (caspar and Chick-fil-A), a singer who once released a Tinder themed Musical clip (Hilary Duf), a beloved actor (Emma Watson), Morbius (Jared Leto), Beleaguered YouTubers (Gabbie Hanna and Tana Mongeau), the crown jewel of the self-proclaimed girlboss era (naughty girl and its founder Sophie Amorouso), and a famous internet cat who died in 2019 (Little Boub).

2022-09-10 12:10:40

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