Twitter's Purge on Dormant Accounts Swings On "Big Wigs"

Twitter purge has me down 715 followers. someone has to stop this madness. Controversial blogger, Cyprian Nyakundi, has lost quite a lot of followers, from over 1 million to now below 700K.

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".

Opposition leader Raila Odinga and his 2017 presidential running mate Kalonzo Musyoka had also lost a significant number of followers at 11,159 and 3,387 respectively.

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

Social blade, a software that helps track social media stats, threw interesting insights into how politicians fared after Twitter's war on fake followers.

If the owner doesn't respond and reset their password, Twitter locks the account.

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Although those accounts were already unable to post to the site, once they're deleted, they will no longer show up as followers on other users' accounts.

Kenyatta and Ruto lost 16,098 and 1,465 followers respectively as at 2:30 pm on Friday when Capital FM News last checked the number of followers they had on Twitter.

He said average Twitter users will not see such a dramatic difference in their follower counts, with most people losing only about four followers or fewer. He's got over 4 million followers as of Thursday.

Katy Perry, Justin Bieber and Barack Obama each lost more than two million followers overnight. He's likely still going to keep tweeting out news and calling others out on their fake news reports, but the president and many others are going to be doing it to smaller audiences thanks to the Twitter purge.

Her tweet comes after many prominent Twitter users across the world lost more than a million followers as federal and state agencies in the U.S. started investigating shadowy agencies that sell fake followers.

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