Twitter to remove suspicious accounts

Why President Trump Just Lost Over 100,000 Twitter Followers

Blogger Cyprian Nyakundi followers reduced from 1.2 million to 696,000.

The singer emerged from the purge with 107 million followers on Thursday, three million fewer than the previous day, The New York Times reported.

Katy Perry, now the most-followed person on Twitter, had more than 109 million followers on Wednesday - a number that plunged to about 108 million on Thursday afternoon.

The social-media company warned on Wednesday that its crackdown on fake accounts means users will have fewer followers. "Due to technology and process improvements during the past year, we are now removing 214% more accounts for violating our spam policies on a year-on-year basis", Twitter said in a company blog post. Crossing this threshold also helps to amplify the researchers' messages, as they benefit from the higher Twitter reach of followers who are politicians, journalists or otherwise in the public eye.

President Trump and former president Barack Obama have both lost Twitter followers as a result of the social networking site purging questionable its accounts.

Even Twitter founder Jack Dorsey got hit, to the tune of 200,000 followers.




The social media company had announced that it would delete accounts of fake followers saying prominent accounts could see a significant drop. This is because Twitter It is cleaning itself from the accounts which it has recently blocked.

While Katy Perry lost almost three million - the most of any celebrity account - the drop only knocked her overall following down by 2.6%, and she still remains the most followed person on Twitter with a whopping 107 million followers.

By 5 p.m., President Trump's @realDonaldTrump account had lost about 300,000 followers, bringing his total down to a still impressive 53.1 million. 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.

Keith Weed, the chief marketing officer of Unilever, states that people confidence on Twitter will return, only if there are a more human activity rather than bot activity.

"Over time", the bank added, "they should actually have a positive impact on attracting more advertisers and dollars to the platform".

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