Fake Twitter users: Celebrities lose followers amid crackdown

Why President Trump Just Lost Over 100,000 Twitter Followers

Twitter is now clamping down on problem accounts, including all locked accounts.

Former White House spokesman Ari Fleischer said Thursday that Twitter "removed 4,000 of my followers" as the social networking site purged fake accounts - including 300,000 reportedly from President Donald Trump's feed - that were disabled because of suspicious activity. As per reports, Rahul Gandhi lost 12, 974 Twitter followers.

CEO Ezekiel Mutua is another casualty whose account has dropped from over 100,000 followers to a meagre 34,000.

Although losing 2 million followers is undoubtedly a significant drop, proportionally speaking it's not necessarily huge.

In his tweet Thursday, Dorsey said, "Action on this starts today".

Twitter is removing inactive accounts that may have been taken over by spammers and bots.

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His Twitter account was not spared by the purge on "fake" accounts that has seen popular personalities globally lose even up to a million followers.

By cracking down on fake accounts, Twitter hopes to restore faith in the controversy-ridden platform where influence-from entertainment to politics-can be inflated by automated or fake followers, the New York Times reports.

Twitter said the accounts are locked after the platform detects "sudden changes in account behavior", which includes tweeting out a large number of unsolicited replies, sharing links that are misleading or being blocked by a large number of users that have been mentioned by the account.

For the average Twitter user, it is expected to be only a handful of accounts. "Twitter purge doing the most". I lost 0 followers from the Twitter purge.

"This specific update is focused on followers because it is one of the most visible features on our service and often associated with account credibility", Vijaya Gadde, Twitter's legal, policy, and trust and safety lead, wrote in a blog post.

He lost just 326,118 followers on Thursday, the day before most accounts saw a drop, and on Friday he regained 5,339 followers.

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