Modi loses 3 lakh followers, Rahul Gandhi 17,000 in Twitter cleanup

13 July, 2018, 19:29 | Author: Dominic Spencer
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While union textiles minister Smriti Irani lost 41,280 Twitter followers, the number of followers BJP leader Subramanian Swamy lost on the platform also stood at almost 41,000.

Uhuru, who is the most followed Kenyan on Twitter, had 3,234,935 followers as of July 12 but lost 16,071 of them in the purge.

Kenyatta and Ruto lost 16,098 and 7,465 followers respectively as at 2:30 pm on Friday when Capital FM News last checked the number of followers they had on Twitter.

Having a strong follower base on Twitter is a thing of pride for many, but it serves a greater objective to celebs and social media influencers, who can negotiate deals with advertisers by boasting their impressive follower count.

He said average Twitter users will not see such a dramatic difference in their follower counts, with most people losing only about four followers or fewer.

The new measures mean that any user whose account is locked for unusual activity - such as being blocked or sending unusual volumes of Tweets - and who did not respond to a prompt to verify their identity would be excluded from Twitter follower counts.

While eliminating locked accounts from follower totals will not affect MAU or DAU totals, Twitter's efforts to shut down other kinds of accounts - including those set up by spammers - potentially could, Gadde acknowledged.


On Thursday, US President Donald Trump lost about 100,000 of his 53.4 million followers and former President Barack Obama lost about 400,000 followers.

"We understand this may be hard for some, but we believe accuracy and transparency make Twitter a more trusted service for public conversation", she wrote.

Prominent people and celebrities have started noticing the drop in followership.

"This week, we'll be removing these locked accounts from follower counts across profiles globally".

Although those accounts were already unable to post to the site, once they're deleted, they will no longer show up as followers on other users' accounts.

Across the board, Twitter's most followed celebrities felt a cut on Thursday.

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