Saturday, 17 November, 2018

Obama loses more than 2 million Twitter followers amid crackdown

Why President Trump Just Lost Over 100,000 Twitter Followers Big Twitter Accounts See Follower Numbers Drop After Fake-User Purge
Faye Gross | 14 July, 2018, 04:13

Some of Twitter's most prominent users, including President Donald Trump, saw their follower counts decrease by hundreds of thousands of accounts.

For the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which welcomed the move by Twitter, the official handle had seen a decrease of about 40,000 followers, the head of the party's social media and IT, Ankit Lal, said.

As Twitter began sanitising its platform by removing inactive and locked accounts, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday lost almost 300,000 followers while Congress Party President Rahul Gandhi lost over 17,000 followers.

Christian who goes by the username XtianDela lost over 500,000 followers which led him to a drop from over 1 million followers while Nyakundi lost over 400,000.

BJP chief Amit Shah has reportedly lost around33,363 followers. This week, we'll be removing these locked accounts from follower counts across profiles globally.

Reham Khan, who just released her book today lost just 9k followers which is quite a small figure as compared to the expected loss she could have experienced considering the hate she was experiencing after her book got published.

49ers don't add any players through supplemental draft
He indicated that the Giants were able to conduct a "very thorough conversation" with the team's scouts who had seen Beal. He entered the supplemental draft after being ruled academically ineligible for what would have been his senior season.


Locked accounts are those identified to have involved sudden suspicious changes in activity.

Twitter began purging its platform of millions of suspicious or fake accounts Thursday. Twitter said on Thursday its removal of locked accounts from follower counts will not impact its daily or monthly user count.

Going by the current count, Shah Rukh Khan happens to retain his top spot as the "Most Followed Bollywood Actor" on Twitter right now. The politicians now have 101 million and 53.1 million followers, respectively. Others are unwittingly followed by accounts that have gone dormant.

The social media site said it took the decision to build "trust", amid growing concern around fake news and "bots" on the platform. They had been locked out of the platform and not sought to reactivate their accounts after at least 30 days of notification.

Twitter made a decision to sanitise the platform by removing inactive and locked accounts.

Starting Thursday, Twitter has been locking fictitious accounts for bulk tweeting, posting large number of unsolicited replies, or sharing links with misleading information.

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