Something weird is happening with Taylor Swift's social media

Georgia Reed
August 19, 2017

On Monday, a jury ruled in favor of Swift in her countersuit against former radio host David Mueller for alleged assault and battery.

A few days after winning the trial, fans were surprised to discover that Swift has deleted or deactivated all of her social media accounts. Her Facebook and Twitter accounts also got similar treatment, with the profile pictures now showing as default grey boxes. She also went one step further by taking down her website content, replacing it with a plain, black screen instead.

If history is anything to go by it is likely Swift may have a new album on the way and this could be little more than a PR stunt.

There's no clue as to what's actually going on but Twitter users have started to speculate about the reasons for this social media blackout. Most of the speculations lead to the possibility that Taylor might be building up hype and excitement for her upcoming album.

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Hacking aside however, there is also plenty of speculation that it could also be a well-thought out publicity stunt in a lead-up to Swift releasing new music, considering her last album 1989 was released nearly three years ago. "Highly-observant fans noticed that Swift's social media purge falls on the same date that "#Shake It Off" premiered.

Her fans on social media nearly universally seem to think that this is leading towards a single or even album announce. Some are even anxious or concerned that Swift's social media accounts might have been hacked. Probably, Swift is gearing up to "do a Beyonce" and release a new album with a new image overhaul.

Her last release was a feature on Zayn Malik's track 'I Don't Wanna Live Forever' back in January, from the "Fifty Shades Darker" movie soundtrack.

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