Fake Accounts to be Deleted to Improve Human Confidence in Twitter

Twitter introduces new political ad rules

Twitter introduces new political ad rules

The head of the company's legal team, Vijaya Gadde, said that most accounts would only lose around four followers as a result of the new measures. Perry, who had 110 million followers before the purge, now has 107 million followers.

Rahul Gandhi's total number of followers have dropped by around 17,000 on Twitter, as per reports.

A recent Twitter crackdown on "locked" accounts meant that high-profile users lost millions of followers overnight. Some lost significant while others lost marginal followers' count.

If we detect sudden changes in account behavior, we may lock the account and contact the owner to confirm they still have control of it. This is serious because as Fightful point out, this is half the average quarterly follower growth for their accounts. "Due to technology and process improvements during the past year, we are now removing 214% more accounts for violating our spam policies on a year-on-year basis", Twitter said in a company blog post. "Twitter purge doing the most".

Pro Football Hall of Famer Ray Lewis, the former NFL linebacker turned TV analyst, lost nearly half of his 712,000 followers this week in Twitter's purge of fake accounts, Pro Football Talk reported.

Twitter said Wednesday users are likely to see "follower" numbers drop as the service stops adding in potentially dubious or fraudulent accounts. Twitter wiped out close to 2.3 million followers from his page that boasts of over 100 million followers.

Iran tells European Union to implement guarantees before United States sanctions return
Rouhani warned on Wednesday that Iran could reduce its co-operation with the United Nations nuclear watchdog if the deal collapses.

Twitter suspended more than 70 million accounts in May and June, and the pace has continued in July. Users should be expecting a drop in the number of followers they have this week.

In Europe, British Prime Minister Theresa May was the most followed leader on Twitter over the past year, with the @10DowningStreet account counting almost 5.6 million followers.

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

According to Variety, U.S. President Donald Trump lost around 300,000 followers, ten times as many as Trudeau; Gulf News says India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi lost 270,000 followers; and former U.S. president Barack Obama lost more than 2 million followers, according to Time. By Thursday evening, the @POTUS handle had actually gained a number of followers, even though the numbers are still continuing to fluctuate a little here and there.

For most people, they won't see a decrease like Dorsey.

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