Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey lost 200,000 followers in account purge

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Twitter announced earlier this this week that it was going to purge suspicious, locked and inactive followers for millions of its users.

The new measures mean that any user whose account is locked for unusual activity - such as being blocked or sending unusual volumes of Tweets - and who did not respond to a prompt to verify their identity would be excluded from Twitter follower counts.

According to The Hill, which reviewed the impact of the Twitter purge, "Obama, who had 104 million Twitter followers prior to the crackdown, had roughly 101 million as of Thursday afternoon".

"As a result, the number of followers displayed on many profiles may go down", it said, explaining that "Most people will see a change of four followers or fewer; others with larger follower counts will experience a more significant drop", the public network warned".

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.

Congress president Rahul Gandhi lost a large number of followers on Twitter, say reports.

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Fast forward to this week, when Twitter began purging fake accounts in an attempt to rid itself of some of its more unsavory qualities - trolling, spam, etc. - and make its metrics a little more realistic. 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.

If the owner doesn't respond and reset their password, Twitter locks the account.

Well, the world champion in boxing got 123k followers knocked out from his list which I would definitely call a big loss for the celeb and now he has 2.2M followers.

Kenyans were not the only ones affected as Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey himself reported that he lost 200,000 followers.

Chairman PITB, Umar Saif lost a whopping 200k followers.

"As part of our ongoing and global effort to build trust and encourage healthy conversation on Twitter, every part of the service matters", read its blog post.

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