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Politicians, Bollywood stars lose followers as Twitter goes on a clean-up drive

13 July 2018, 05:39 | Max Haynes

Big Twitter Accounts See Follower Numbers Drop After Fake-User Purge

Why President Trump Just Lost Over 100,000 Twitter Followers

"If we detect sudden changes in account behavior, we may lock the account and contact the owner to confirm they still have control of it", the company stated.

In a statement, Twitter said most people will see a change of four followers or fewer and that larger follower counts will experience more significant drops.

Her tweet comes after many prominent Twitter users across the world lost more than a million followers as federal and state agencies in the USA started investigating shadowy agencies that sell fake followers.

Users with locked accounts who have not reset their passwords in more than a month are not included in monthly active user (MAU) or daily active user (DAU) counts, according to news reports.

By Thursday, Twitter had slashed tens of millions of accounts with suspicious behaviour, but the social media giant did not provide an exact figure.

Another Twitter bigwig @xtiandela also lost a chunk of followers from over a million to now 522K as of writing this article.

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The size of the drops were not directly correlated to the amount of initial followers.

Twitter is now clamping down on problem accounts, including all locked accounts. By late Thursday night, the president had officially lost close to 196,000 followers as the purge kept on going.

Twitter purge has me down 715 followers. someone has to stop this madness.

His predecessor Barack Obama gained 18,622 followers on Thursday and lost 2,357,631 on Friday.

Unilever was among the major companies that threatened in February to pull advertising from social-media services, including Twitter, because of a rise in hate speech, abusive content and fake news.

From Narendra Modi to superstar Shah Rukh Khan, notable personalities have lost followers in the Twitter purge. "We understand this may be hard for some, but we believe accuracy and transparency make Twitter a more trusted service for public conversation", Vijaya Gadde, Twitter's Legal, Policy and Trust & Safety Lead, said in a blog post.



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