After Twitter purge, Modi, Tharoor lost these many followers

After Twitter purge, Modi, Tharoor lost these many followers

After Twitter purge, Modi, Tharoor lost these many followers

While it can not be said for certain that the fluctuation in follower counts is attributable to the follower purge,'s analysis of these accounts show there has been some considerable change among some of the country's most-followed politicians and political accounts.

Obama is followed by Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Ellen Degeneres and Christiano Ronaldo. By late Thursday night, the president had officially lost close to 196,000 followers as the purge kept on going. For other users, follower counts are a point of pride.

The social-media company warned on Wednesday that its crackdown on fake accounts means users will have fewer followers. Mr. Gandhi's account, @RahulGandhi, lost over 13,000 followers from 72.23 lakh on Thursday to 72.21 lakh on Friday. "Twitter purge doing the most".

Last week the Washington Post reported that Twitter was suspending more than one million accounts a day, part of a major shift to lessen the flow of disinformation and promote what the company's chief executive Jack Dorsey now calls "healthy conversations".

Twitter said Wednesday users are likely to see "follower" numbers drop as the service stops adding in potentially dubious or fraudulent accounts. The PM has around43 million followers on Twitter.

Earlier this week, Twitter said tens of millions of accounts previously locked due to suspicious activity will be removed from its follower counts.

Twitter said that most people would see a change of about 4 followers or fewer but those people with larger follower accounts would experience a more significant drop.

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"Follower counts are a visible feature, and we want everyone to have confidence that the numbers are meaningful and accurate".

Trump remains the 18th most-followed person on Twitter.

Jemo Munuhe, who lost three, said, "Fake it till you make it on these Twitter streets".

ODM leader Raila Odinga, however gained followers, from 1,923,245 on July 12 to 1,923,428. This could arise from following many people at once, sending out tweets above the set limit or constantly sending out tweets with links leading to a false information.

Barack Obama, former president of the United States of America, has lost 2.5 million followers to the clean-up exercise being carried out by Twitter.

Gadde specified that locked accounts on Twitter are different than spam accounts or "bots".

Twitter explained that it had identified accounts with suspicious behavior, forming the basis of the elimination method.

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