Twitter purge hits Uhuru Kenyatta, Ruto and bloggers Nyakundi, Dela

Katy Perry was one of the biggest losers in the Great Twitter Follower Purge of 2018 losing about 2.8 million followers overnight

Twitter says for an average user, the follower count is likely to drop by 4 but for those having over thousands of followers the effect can be quite significant as is the case with Modi.

Well, the world champion in boxing got 123k followers knocked out from his list which I would definitely call a big loss for the celeb and now he has 2.2M followers.

Basketball star Shaquille O'Neal also lost about a million from his 15.3 million followers, and Oprah lost about 1.4 million followers, the Times reports.

Katy Perry, now the most-followed person on Twitter, had more than 109 million followers on Wednesday - a number that plunged to about 108 million on Thursday afternoon. Some lost significant while others lost marginal followers' count.

Accounts targeted as suspicious have been locked because they have violated Twitter standards.

On his decision, Twitter has said that many of these users may have trouble with this move, but to maintain transparency and trust, it is necessary to remove the fake people from the platform. "Twitter purge doing the most".

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Camera IconFormer US president Barack Obama lost more than 2 million followers by Friday morning as part of the Twitter purge. President Donald Trump's personal account shed more than 200,000 of its 53 million followers. In a tweet, Twitter CFO Ned Segal refuted the report, saying it will not affect the number of Twitter's users which now stands at 330 million.

But when a Washington Post report put an actual number on the effort - 70 million accounts deleted in May and June - the company's shares tumbled.

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.

Former US President Obama lost 2.5 million followers; Trump saw his follower count drop by roughly 400,000 and Kim Kardashian unloaded 1.7 million followers in the last day.

"Over time", the bank added, "they should actually have a positive impact on attracting more advertisers and dollars to the platform".

According to the study, Russian Premier Dmitry Medvedev, the Russian foreign ministry, and the Ukrainian foreign ministry have seen their number of followers decline significantly "after Twitter chose to cut down on fake followers and bot farms".

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