B-Town stars lose lakhs of followers — Twitter sanitization

Why President Trump Just Lost Over 100,000 Twitter Followers

Why President Trump Just Lost Over 100,000 Twitter Followers

Twitter's own primary account took the biggest hit, where the followers' count came down from 62.83 million on Thursday morning to 55.1 by early Friday morning.

Nyakundi's followers have declined from 1.2 million to 696,000, while Dela's numbers stand at 521,000, down from one million.

It is found that users have fake accounts to inflate the number of followers on their account. Locked accounts are those identified to have involved sudden suspicious changes in activity. This is serious because as Fightful point out, this is half the average quarterly follower growth for their accounts.

In most cases, these accounts were created by real people but we can not confirm that the original person who opened the account still has control and access to it.

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

Barack Obama was also a victim of the Twitter purge as he ended up losing around 2 million followers, but he's still well over 100 million.

Queen Rania of Jordan ranks at the top of the twittersphere among Arab leaders with almost 10.7 million followers, ahead of Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed with over nine million followers, and King Salman on almost seven million.

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Mrs May said: "We will do a trade deal with them and with others around the rest of the world". After a countdown from 10, a cheer went up as the six-metre (20 foot) high balloon rose up.

Twitter announced on Wednesday that it would no longer include "locked" accounts in follower numbers in an effort to boost user trust in the service.

"Most people will see a change of four followers or fewer; others with larger follower counts will experience a more significant drop". Still, the former president remains the third most-followed person on the platform behind Katy Perry and Justin Bieber.

President Donald Trump's Twitter following also shrunk, by 400,000, USA Today reported.

In May of this year Twitter announced that it was locking nearly 10 million suspicious accounts per week and removing many for anti-spam policies.

Apparently, a lot of those accounts followed the CEO of Twitter.

Actor Deepika Padukone lost over 2.8 lakh followers, Aamir Khan 3 lakh, Hrithik Roshan 2.55 lakh, cricketer Virat Kohli 1.25 lakh and Sachin Tendulkar 2 lakh. Automated fake accounts are being used to increase the follower count.

"Until we confirm that everything is ok with the account, we lock it, which makes them unable to Tweet or see ads", he added. By taking steps towards reducing the credibility and usability of these locked accounts, Twitter is working towards improving the quality of conversations taking place on the platform.

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