Twitter ‘Lifestyle’ audit nets Uhuru, Ruto and many other Kenyans

Twitter ‘Lifestyle’ audit nets Uhuru, Ruto and many other Kenyans

Meanwhile, Singer Katy Perry, who has the most-followed account on Twitter, lost 1.5 million followers, dropping from 109.61 million to 108.1 million followers.

Twitter's resident English teacher and Congress leader Shashi Tharoor lost 1,51,509 followers (6.59 million) in just 24 hours, while the government's minister-on-call Sushma Swaraj lost close to 75,000 followers (11.8 million).

Well, Hamza Ali Abbasi, the most active and sometimes, no actually most of the times, a controversial social media figure lost 7.5k followers and now has 1.59 M followers.

A Twitter spokesperson told Newsweek the platform will see a drop in around six percent of followers in the coming days.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has lost around 284,746 followers, as per a News 18 report. Rahul Gandhi followership tanked after microblogging site Twitter removed around 70 million fake accounts. "We understand this may be hard for some, but we believe accuracy and transparency make Twitter a more trusted service for public conversation", it explained. The politicians now have 101 million and 53.1 million followers, respectively.

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.

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Twitter argued that the recent move was aimed at building users' confidence and reflected the fact that follower counts are "a visible feature" on the platform.

The accounts are locked if Twitter detects unusual behaviour such as a burst of activity after months of dormancy.

Asked about the decrease in followers, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) sources said there had been a 0.3% to 0.4% decline in the total number of followers of Mr. Modi's account.

Kenyans with a significantly small following also faced the purge with some reporting they had lost between 100-200 followers by Friday morning.

If your account has been locked during Twitter's purge, it will remain in the same state unless the owner validates the account and resets the password.

Trump, perhaps the most notorious Twitter user on the planet right now, saw his follower count drop by roughly 400,000 people to 53 million followers on Thursday - but the purge appears to be ongoing and that number could increase dramatically.

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