Uhuru loses followers, Raila gains in Twitter purge

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The most followed Bollywood celebrities on Twitter namely- Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone are amongst the many famous personalities who have lost out on over Three lakh 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".

Meanwhile Britney Spears (14th in terms of followers) did lose more than 2 million, and Twitter's own corporate Twitter account (16th) lost more than 7 million.

Starting Thursday, Twitter has been locking fictitious accounts for bulk tweeting, posting large number of unsolicited replies, or sharing links with misleading information.

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While eliminating locked accounts from follower totals will not affect MAU or DAU totals, Twitter's efforts to shut down other kinds of accounts - including those set up by spammers - potentially could, Gadde acknowledged.

This is PM Modi's personal Twitter account, which is the third most followed Twitter handle globally after those of US President Donald Trump and Pope Francis.

Twitter has been under increased public scrutiny over complaints of fake and automated Twitter profiles that are spreading fake news, spamming the micro-blogging site, abusing others or impersonating people.

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

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Users with locked accounts who have not reset their passwords in more than a month are not included in monthly active user (MAU) or daily active user (DAU) counts, according to news reports.

YouTube's official Twitter handle witnessed a 2.8 percent dip and now has 70.39 million followers.

The number of Modi's followers went down to 43.1 million from 43.4 million.

Well, it is now happening and people have started noticing the drop in follower accounts.

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Barack Obama was also a victim of the Twitter purge as he ended up losing around 2 million followers, but he's still well over 100 million.

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