Who were the biggest losers in the Twitter 'locked' account purge?

14 Julio, 2018, 03:29 | Author: Gregg Anderson
  • Who were the biggest losers in the Twitter 'locked' account purge?

Singer Katy Perry, whose account is the most-followed on Twitter, lost 1.5 million followers, dropping 1.4 percent to 108.1 million followers, Variety disclosed. Here are the most prominent Pakistani celebrities on Twitter and the number of followers they lost.

Twitter said it expects the initiative to reduce the total follower count on the platform by a significant 6%, the Times reports.

Don't be surprised if you see your follower count drop on Twitter.

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.

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.

The social media platform is removing locked accounts from follower counts to increase credibility.

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Trump's account on Wednesday showed him with 53.4 million followers.

When asked to comment on the drop in followers of Mr. Gandhi's account, the Congress' communications chief, Randeep Surjewala, said: "Our understanding from the Twitter statement is that accounts that have been inactive for over a month have been removed without verifying if they are fake or real accounts".

Opposition leader Raila Odinga and his 2017 presidential running mate Kalonzo Musyoka had also lost a significant number of followers at 11,159 and 3,387 respectively.

"Over the years, we've locked accounts when we detected sudden changes in account behaviour. In these situations, we reach out to the owners of the accounts and unless they validate the account and reset their passwords, we keep them locked with no ability to log in", Twitter announced on Wednesday.

President Uhuru Kenyatta retired to bed on Thursday night with more followers on Twitter than he woke up to on Friday.

"People having an artificially-inflated follower count made up of bots and redundant accounts is at best deceiving and at worst, fraud".

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