Twitter purge wipes out a big chunk of Trump, Obama followers — and Twitter's own (page 2)

Twitter is changing the way the follower count is measured on its platform. The company today confirmed that it will no longer include accounts in publicly posted follower counts that have been locked for bad behavior. The accounts that Twitter locks for violation of its standards remain frozen until the user logs in again and resets their password. Such accounts will no longer be counted as followers of the accounts that they followed. This means that users will notice a drop in their follower counts but Twitter says that it won’t be substantial.Most users will only see their follower count drop by four or fewer followers. However, large accounts such as those of celebrities and politicians could lose a significant number of followers. The Washington Post reports that President Donald Trump’s account lost 100,000 followers immediately after this change was made while former President Barack Obama lost 400,000.There are a variety of reasons why Twitter may lock an account. They include being blo

Twitter purge wipes out a big chunk of Trump, Obama followers — and Twitter's own

Twitter's most famous user, President Trump, saw roughly 200,000 of his 53.4 million followers vanish. Barack Obama bid farewell to a couple million. Most people likely saw a ...

Thu 12 Jul 18 from USA today

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Wed 11 Jul 18 from Techspot

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Wed 11 Jul 18 from Daily Mail

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Wed 11 Jul 18 from CNET Cutting Edge

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Wed 11 Jul 18 from Ubergizmo

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Wed 11 Jul 18 from USA today

Twitter is removing locked accounts from your follower count

Your Twitter follower count might soon shrink. The microblogging service announced today that it will begin purging locked accounts from your follower count starting this week. "Most ...

Wed 11 Jul 18 from Engadget

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Twitter will stop including accounts that have been locked for bad behavior in publicly posted follower counts, the company said today. Accounts that are locked for violating the ...

Wed 11 Jul 18 from The Verge

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Wed 11 Jul 18 from TechCrunch

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Wed 11 Jul 18 from Guardian.co.uk

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