• You May Notice a Drop In Twitter Followers. Here's Why

    5 days ago - By Fortune

    If you just noticed a sudden drop in the number of your Twitter followers, don't fret.
    The online messaging company said Wednesday that its users would likely experience a drop in their followers because it's no longer counting locked accounts as part of that number.
    It's one of a number of steps Twitter is taking to cleanse itself of bad actors on the messaging service.
    "Most people will see a change of four followers or fewer; others with larger follower counts will experience a more significant drop," wrote Twitter's legal, policy and trust and safety lead Vijaya Gadde in a corporate...
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  • Twitter to remove suspicious accounts from follower counts

    5 days ago - By Chron

    NEW YORK - Twitter says it will begin removing suspicious accounts it has locked from its counts of users' followers.
    Twitter users are likely to see a reduction in their follower counts in the coming days. For many, this will amount to a reduction of four followers or less. But large accounts of celebrities and public figures could see bigger drops.
    An account that's been locked can't tweet, like or retweet posts, and it won't be shown ads.
    The company said Wednesday that the move will not affect its number of monthly or daily active user figures. In the first three months of the year, it...
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  • Donald Trump's Twitter following is dropping bigly-and he's not alone

    5 days ago - By Fast Company

    Twitter shut down many accounts that had previously been locked because of unconventional behavior.
    President Trump likes to tout his massive Twitter following as a sign of his influence. But thanks to a big-time ongoing purge by Twitter of shady users, Trump's following is going down, by a lot.
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  • You're Twitter Followers Are About to Take a Hit. Here's Why

    5 days ago - By Fortune

    Twitterati, get ready for your digital ego to be bruised.
    The social-media company warned on Wednesday that its crackdown on fake accounts means users will have fewer followers.
    When Twitter Inc. detects sudden changes in behavior, like spammy tweeting patterns or sharing of misleading web links, it contacts the owner to confirm control of the account. If the owner doesn't respond and reset their password, Twitter locks the account. This week, the company said it will remove these from profiles, reducing the number of followers users have.
    “Most people will see a change of four followers...
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  • Battling Fake Accounts, Twitter to Slash Millions of Followers

    5 days ago - By NY Times

    Twitter will begin removing tens of millions of suspicious accounts from follower numbers, signaling a major new effort to fight fraud and restore trust on the platform.
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  • Hold for the drop: Twitter to purge locked accounts from follower metrics

    5 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    Twitter is making a major change aimed at cleaning up the spammy legacy of its platform.
    This week it will globally purge accounts it has previously locked (i.e. after suspecting them of being spammy) - by removing the accounts from users' follower metrics.
    Which in plain language means Twitter users with lots of followers are likely to see their follower counts take a noticeable hit in the coming days. So hold tight for the drop.
    Late last month Twitter flagged smaller changes to follower counts, also as part of a series of platform-purging anti-spam measures - warning users they might...
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  • Twitter starts removing locked accounts from your follower count

    Twitter starts removing locked accounts from your follower count

    5 days ago - By Venture Beat

    Starting this week, some Twitter users may see a drop in their number of followers as the company continues efforts to limit the reach and visibility of suspicious accounts. Twitter announced today that it will start removing accounts it has locked for “sudden changes in account behavior” from follower counts. The company says that...
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