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Twitter CEO loses 200,000 followers in fake account purge

13 July 2018, 02:38 | Glen Norman

According to social media analytics service Socialblade, the nine biggest Twitter accounts - Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Barack Obama, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Ellen Degeneres, Christiano Ronaldo and YouTube - all saw drops of more than 2 million followers each.

Twitter CEO Jack Dosey tweeted out a message on Wednesday stating that the popular microblogging site would be "removing locked Twitter accounts (locked when we detect suspicious changes in behavior) from follower counts across profiles globally", adding that " the number of followers displayed on many profiles may go down". Twitter said its service-wide average drop was expected to be four followers.

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

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The social-media company warned on Wednesday that its crackdown on fake accounts means users will have fewer followers.

Uhuru, who is the most followed Kenyan on Twitter, had 3,234,935 followers as of July 12 but lost 16,071 of them in the purge.

The Washington Post reported last week that Twitter has suspended more than one million accounts a day in recent months, and the rate has more than doubled since October, when the company, under congressional pressure, revealed how Russians used fake accounts to manipulate the USA presidential election.

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President Trump's (@realDonaldTrump) account plunged by about 300,000 users, from 53.4 million to 53.1 million, according to the report. Controversial blogger, Cyprian Nyakundi, has lost quite a lot of followers, from over 1 million to now below 700K.

In his tweet Thursday, Dorsey said, "Action on this starts today". Locked accounts are those identified to have involved sudden suspicious changes in activity.

He lost just 326,118 followers on Thursday, the day before most accounts saw a drop, and on Friday he regained 5,339 followers.

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Twitter's general counsel, Vijaya Gadde, said in a blog post that the latest move is part of the company's efforts to "build trust and encourage healthy conversation" after it faced global scrutiny for its flood of fake and spam accounts.



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