So You Lost A Couple of Followers? Twitter Is Not Done With Cleanup Just Yet #TheMoneySeries

Twitter is set to continue with its cleanup exercise it started this week that saw users losing significant number of followers.

The App says the drop may happen again as Twitter is not done with the cleanup.

Twitter deleted and suspended millions of alleged fake accounts that saw normal accounts dropping followers of 1 to 6 percent while accounts who have bought fake followers were massively hit.

Among the locally hit users include renowned bloggers Cyprian Nyakundi and Xtiandela who both registered a decline in followership by half a million.

“Twitter’s efforts to maintain healthy and transparent conversations will probably continue, so brace yourselves 😉,” the social media website said.

President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto were also affected losing 16,098 and 7,465 followers respectively.

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.

Twitter had announced the cleanup on Wednesday in reforms it said were aimed at safeguarding the confidence in follower counts.

The social site had warned that users with larger follower counts will experience a significant drop it moved to delete invalidated accounts.

Removing locked accounts

In a statement from their handle on Twitter, the app said: “We are committed to building trust and encouraging healthy conversation on Twitter. Follower counts should be meaningful and accurate. We are removing locked accounts from follower counts.

What are locked accounts?

When we see sudden changes in behavior, we lock accounts. We reach out to the owners of the accounts and unless they validate the account and reset their passwords, we keep them locked with no ability to log in.

What does this mean for your follower count?

Most people will see a change of four followers or fewer; others with larger follower counts may experience a more significant drop.

According to Twitter, the procesz isn’t over yet, so keep a look out for how many followers you might lose during the purge.



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