Here's what Twitter lost in advertising revenue in final months of 2022

By Jessica DiNapoli and Richa Naidu NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) -Top advertisers on Twitter slashed their spending after Elon Musk's takeover, according to estimates

compiled for Reuters by research firm Pathmatics, in the latest shock to the company's dominant revenue source. Fourteen of the top 30 advertisers on Twitter stopped all

advertising on the platform after Musk took charge on October 27, according to the Pathmatics estimates. Four advertisers reduced spending between 92% and 98.7% from the week

before Musk's acquisition through the end of the year. Overall, advertising spending by the top 30 companies fell by 42% to an estimated $53.8 million for November and

December combined, according to Pathmatics, despite an increase in spending by six of them. Pathmatics said the previously unreported figures on Twitter advertising are

estimates. The firm bases its estimates on technologies that track ads on desktop browsers and the Twitter app as well as those that mimic user experience. But the company

said those estimates do not account for deals advertisers may receive from Twitter, or promoted trends and accounts. "It is possible the spending data could be higher for some

brands" if Twitter is offering incentives, Pathmatics said in an email. Twitter did not respond to multiple requests for comment. In a November event on Twitter

Spaces, Musk, addressing the issue of companies pausing ads, said that he understands if advertisers "want to give it a minute." He added that "the best way to see how things are

evolving (at Twitter) is just use Twitter."