Fake Twitter users: Celebrities lose followers amid crackdown

Why President Trump Just Lost Over 100,000 Twitter Followers

The Twitter crackdown has cost former President Barack Obama millions of followers. Another Twitter bigwig @xtiandela also lost a chunk of followers from over a million to now 522K as of writing this article.

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.

Social blade, a software that helps track social media stats, threw interesting insights into how politicians fared after Twitter's war on fake followers.

If you've been losing sleep over declining followers on Twitter, you're not alone.

The accounts would have originally been blocked for tweeting large volumes of unsolicited replies or mentions, sharing links dubbed "misleading", or were being blocked by a large number of accounts after mentioning them. "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.

This is PM Modi's personal Twitter account, which is the third most followed Twitter handle globally after those of US President Donald Trump and Pope Francis.

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A Twitter audit carried out in March 2018 by Twiplomacy, a platform that assists organisations and governments to improve their digital strategy, claimed that more than 50% of followers of profiles of major leaders, including that of Modi, are likely to be fake.

Since the above tweet was published on Thursday evening, Lewis's follower count has dropped further to 363,000.

Social media giant says it will start shutting down suspicious accounts it has locked.

While Nyakudi lost 593,379 followers, self-proclaimed trend setter - Xtiandela - had registered a loss of 567,044 followers by 2:30 on Friday.

"Though the most significant changes are happening in the next few days, follower counts may continue to change more regularly as part of our ongoing work to proactively identify and challenge problematic accounts", Gadde wrote.

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