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Asked to comment on the drop in followers of Mr. Gandhi's account, the Congress's communications chief, Randeep Surjewala, said: "Our understanding from the Twitter statement is that accounts that have been inactive for over a month have been removed without verifying if they are fake or real accounts".

Television host Ellen DeGeneres dropped from 78.09 million to 76.10 million followers and Taylor Swift fell from 85.57 million to 83.27 million, while Lady Gaga's followers declined from 78.97 million to 77.47 million. The typical user will lose fewer than five followers, while large accounts could experience a "more significant drop", Vijaya Gadde, Twitter's head counsel, said in post.

It follows renewed scrutiny over fake news and users on social media.

In most cases, these accounts were created by real people but we can not confirm that the original person who opened the account still has control and access to it.

Popular radio presenter Shaffie Weru also spoke about the purge making light of the situation noting: "Twitter is doing away with all fake followers.nobody can stop reggae my frens (friends), we are all dying".

The follower purge that has somewhat humbled the follower ego among Twitter users has seen locked accounts deleted from one's total follower counts.

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A second stint in power was ended by a military coup in 1999, prompting a period in jail for Sharif and years in exile in London. He further said it is very painful for him to see Prime Minister Narendra Modi attending G20 summit and all we can do is watch.

Singers Katy Perry and Justin Bieber each lost almost 3 million followers.

"Some clarifications: most accounts we remove are not included in our reported metrics as they have not been active on the platform for 30 days or more, or we catch them at sign up and they are never counted", Segal said.

In the wake of 2016 US election shenanigans and reports such as this New York Times one on the booming business of fake social media accounts, companies like Facebook and Twitter have been attempting (at least in theory) to push back against bots, spammers, and fake accounts that inflate numbers and attempt to influence trends and discussions. While this percentage seems low, it equates to a loss of 3.6 million followers. In May, Twitter revealed it was identifying nearly 10 million spammy or automated accounts every week, more than three times the number it was finding as recently as last September. By taking steps towards reducing the credibility and usability of these locked accounts, Twitter is working towards improving the quality of conversations taking place on the platform.

Some of Twitter's most prominent users, including President Donald Trump, saw their follower counts decrease by hundreds of thousands of accounts.

Kenyatta and Ruto lost 16,098 and 7,465 followers respectively as at 2:30 pm on Friday when Capital FM News last checked the number of followers they had on Twitter. They also remark that papers that are tweeted about more often correlate with a higher number of citations.

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