President Donald Trump's yuge Twitter following has taken a whack.
Although losing 2 million followers is undoubtedly a significant drop, proportionally speaking it's not necessarily huge.
Twitter Bigwigs Who Suffered Massive Loss of Followers After Cleanup
The initial cleanup, still in progress, has seen the number of followers of well-known celebrities and public figures dwindle. And while Obama lost more followers than Trump, he also started out with almost double the follow count.
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.
Apparently, a lot of those accounts followed the CEO of Twitter.
In Kenya, some of the bigwigs who had over a million and hundreds of thousands of followers have been the worst casualties in the ongoing clean up.
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.
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Malone had been Thomas' coach during the 2013-14 season in Sacramento, two teams removed from the guard's arrival in Boston. Maybe these posts had an effect as it was reported soon after that he had signed a one-year deal with the Denver Nuggets .
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.
Reham Khan, who just released her book today lost just 9k followers which is quite a small figure as compared to the expected loss she could have experienced considering the hate she was experiencing after her book got published.
Popular radio presenter Shaffie Weru also spoke about the purge making light of the situation noting: "Twitter is doing away with all fake followers.nobody can stop reggae my frens (friends), we are all dying".
Twitter said Wednesday that ordinary people probably won't see much of a difference in their number of followers, which could drop only by four or even fewer. Officials said this will help make Twitter a "more trusted service for public conversation".
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To try to finish third in the World Cup doesn't happen often. "But I think we've done really well to reach the semi-final". I mean, this is some Tami/Coach Taylor level support right here, so it's no surprise that people were SHOOK.