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13 July 2018, 07:28 | Elsie Buchanan

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Twitter's resident English teacher and Congress leader Shashi Tharoor lost 1,51,509 followers (6.59 million) in just 24 hours, while the government's minister-on-call Sushma Swaraj lost close to 75,000 followers (11.8 million).

When Twitter Inc. detects sudden changes in behavior, like spammy tweeting patterns or sharing of misleading web links, it contacts the owner to confirm control of the account.

Twitter is now clamping down on problem accounts, including all locked accounts.

Former president Barack Obama - the third most followed person in the world - took a hit of 2.3 million while current president Donald Trump lost only 305,000.

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Twitter announced on Wednesday that users would see a drop in their follower accounts on Thursday as the company clamped down on "problematic" and "fake" accounts.

The company said follower counts may continue to change more regularly as part of ongoing work to proactively identify and challenge problematic accounts.

A Twitter crackdown on "locked" accounts has lead to some of its most high profile users losing millions of followers.

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".

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The size of the drops were not directly correlated to the amount of initial followers.

Rahul Gandhi followership tanked after microblogging site Twitter removed around 70 million fake accounts.

"We understand this may be hard for some, but we believe accuracy and transparency make Twitter a more trusted service for public conversation", she wrote.

The average user was told to expect a drop of four or fewer followers, but warned others would "experience a more significant drop". I lost 0 followers from the Twitter purge. He added in another tweet, "Look, if they're genuinely fake or dead accounts, I have no problem with it.But how do we know?"

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Actor Deepika Padukone lost over 2.8 lakh followers, Aamir Khan 3 lakh, Hrithik Roshan 2.55 lakh, cricketer Virat Kohli 1.25 lakh and Sachin Tendulkar 2 lakh.



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