President Trump loses 300K followers in Twitter purge

Twitter, in a blog, stated that it would suspend private accounts in a bid to curb fake news by limiting fake users: "Follower counts are a visible feature, and we want everyone to have confidence that the numbers are meaningful and accurate".

Perry, who had 110 million followers, now has 107 million, USA Today reported. Twitter's policy change could upset the latter.

Social media giant Twitter is on a major clean-up drive, deleting millions of fake accounts to combat social media fraud and "build trust in the website", in a move that could possibly become a headache for Indian politicians and celebrities.

Micro-blogging platform, Twitter, yesterday announced that a fresh round of efforts to purge millions of inactive accounts has kick-started.

Coming back to the local scene, we have seen some significant drop in follower counts in some accounts. From a whopping 62.85 million followers to 55.35 million, Twitter lost 7.5 million (12%) followers in a matter of just a single day. He's likely still going to keep tweeting out news and calling others out on their fake news reports, but the president and many others are going to be doing it to smaller audiences thanks to the Twitter purge.

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Jack Dorsey, chief executive officer and co-founder, said in a tweet on Thursday that he lost 200 000 followers, bringing his total down to 4 million, after Twitter made good on its pledge to remove suspicious accounts.

United States singer Katy Perry, the most-followed user on Twitter, and Lady Gaga lost about 2.5 million followers. Mr Bieber, who has the second most followed account on the site, suffered the same fate, losing nearly 2.7m followers.

According to social media analytics service Socialblade, the nine biggest Twitter accounts - Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Barack Obama, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Ellen Degeneres, Christiano Ronaldo and YouTube - all saw drops of more than 2 million followers each.

Removing locked accounts from follower counts won't impact Twitter's monthly or daily active user metrics, the company said on Wednesday.

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.

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