Twitter purges thousands of followers from user accounts

Most users saw a dip in followers of four or fewer, but some high-profile accounts saw major drops. Many are praising the move despite Twitter’s stock price plummet.

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Your follower count might be getting slimmer.

Twitter announced it was purging follower counts in attempts to crack down on fake users and inappropriate behavior on the platform.

Twitter chief Jack Dorsey shared:

This week we’ll be removing locked Twitter accounts (locked when we detect suspicious changes in behavior) from follower counts across profiles globally. The number of followers displayed on many profiles may go down. #health

— jack (@jack) July 11, 2018

The organization also wrote about the move in a blog post, which read in part:

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