Here’s how many followers Trump, Obama and others lost in Twitter’s purge of locked accounts

Most popular users appear to lose millions of followers in crackdown on problem accountsEgos have been bruised on Twitter after the social network initiated a change to how it tracks followers that saw some of the most popular users lose millions from their count.Following the change on Friday, which removes from the count accounts that have been suspended or locked by Twitter for abuse, some of the most popular users had hundreds of thousands, or millions, fewer followers than they had a day before. Continue reading...

Here’s how many followers Trump, Obama and others lost in Twitter’s purge of locked accounts

Donald Trump, Barack Obama and other high-profile Twitter users saw their follower counts drop on Thursday as the social media network purged locked accounts.

Fri 13 Jul 18 from The Washington Post

Donald Trump Twitter account loses vast number of followers amid fake account purge

All big accounts are being hit by the change

Fri 13 Jul 18 from The Independent

Twitter to delete 6% of all accounts in huge cull

Twitter purge will see tens of millions of suspicious accounts deleted

Thu 12 Jul 18 from The Independent

Twitter sweeps 'locked' accounts from follower tally

Twitter said Wednesday users are likely to see "follower" numbers drop as the service stops adding in potentially dubious or fraudulent accounts.

Wed 11 Jul 18 from Phys.org

Get ready: Your Twitter followers are about to drop.

Wed 11 Jul 18 from The Washington Post

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says he lost thousands of followers after the latest purge of fake accounts

Twitter this week said that it was purging locked accounts from users' follower counts, marking its latest effort to crack down on fake accounts, bots and harassment on the platform. ...

Fri 13 Jul 18 from Daily Mail

Twitter removes suspended and abusive accounts from follower counts

Most popular users appear to lose millions of followers in crackdown on problem accountsEgos have been bruised on Twitter after the social network initiated a change to how it tracks followers ...

Fri 13 Jul 18 from Guardian.co.uk

Top Twitter users lose two percent of followers on average as policy changes

A Twitter Inc policy change on Thursday to increase the service's credibility cost its 100 most popular users about 2 percent of their followers, on average, according to social media data ...

Thu 12 Jul 18 from Reuters Technology

President Trump loses 300K followers in Twitter purge - CNET

You can watch @realDonaldTrump's follower count live.

Thu 12 Jul 18 from CNET

Fake Twitter users: Celebrities lose followers amid crackdown

Some users, such as Katy Perry and Barak Obama, lost more than two million followers.

Thu 12 Jul 18 from BBC Technology

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