Published: Fri, July 13, 2018
Life&Culture | By Rose Hansen

Twitter's safety crackdown: PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi lose thousands of followers

Twitter's safety crackdown: PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi lose thousands of followers

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President Trump took a hit on his account as well.

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

Chairman PITB, Umar Saif lost a whopping 200k followers.

Twitter locks accounts when it detects "sudden changes in account behavior", like tweeting a large volume of unsolicited replies or mentions - in other words, signs that it's engaging in spam or bot-like activity.

Twitter argued that the recent move was aimed at building users' confidence and reflected the fact that follower counts are "a visible feature" on the platform.

"This week, we'll be removing these locked accounts from follower counts across profiles globally", said Twitter.

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In Kenya, some of the bigwigs who had over a million and hundreds of thousands of followers have been the worst casualties in the ongoing clean up.

"As a result, the number of followers displayed on many profiles may go down". Social media maven Kim Kardashian West lost about 1.5 million followers.

"Most people will see a change of four followers or fewer; others with larger follower counts will experience a more significant drop", Vijaya Gadde, who heads up Twitter's Legal, Policy, Trust and Safety department, wrote in a blog post discussing the purge.

Unilever was among the major companies that threatened in February to pull advertising from social-media services, including Twitter, because of a rise in hate speech, abusive content and fake news.

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.

Reham Khan, who just released her book today lost just 9k followers which is quite a small figure as compared to the expected loss she could have experienced considering the hate she was experiencing after her book got published.

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