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Twitter sweeps 'locked' accounts from follower tally

6 monthes ago   |   By Phys.org

Twitter said Wednesday users are likely to see "follower" numbers drop as the service stops adding in potentially dubious or fraudulent accounts.
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Twitter removes locked accounts from follower counts - CNET

6 monthes ago   |   By CNET

If you have a lot of followers, prepare for the plummet.
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Battling Fake Accounts, Twitter to Slash Millions of Followers

6 monthes 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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Twitter is removing locked accounts from your follower count

6 monthes ago   |   By Engadget

Your Twitter follower count might soon shrink. The microblogging service announced today that it will begin purging locked accounts from your follower count starting this week. "Most people will see a change of four followers or fewer; others with la...
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Expect follower numbers to drop, Twitter warns ahead of account cull

Expect follower numbers to drop, Twitter warns ahead of account cull

6 monthes ago   |   By Telegraph


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Twitter follower counts drop after a change in how they are counted

Twitter follower counts drop after a change in how they are counted

6 monthes ago   |   By The Verge

Twitter will stop including accounts that have been locked for bad behavior in publicly posted follower counts, the company said today. Accounts are locked for violating the company's standards remain frozen unless the owner logs back in and resets their password. From now on, those locked accounts won't be counted as followers of any account they had followed.
Most people will lose four followers or fewer because of the change, Twitter said. But large accounts could lose hundreds of thousands of accounts. President Donald Trump's account lost 100,000 followers immediately after Twitter...
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Twitter Will Hide ‘Locked' Profiles from Follower Counts

6 monthes ago   |   By Wired

After purging millions of fake or suspicious accounts in recent months, Twitter announced a new policy around locked profiles.
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Twitter is purging locked accounts from follower counts on user profiles

Twitter is purging locked accounts from follower counts on user profiles

6 monthes ago   |   By MobileSyrup

Twitter has announced that it has plans to remove locked accounts from follower counts on profiles worldwide. Furthermore, a Twitter Canada spokesperson confirmed to MobileSyrup that the change will affect a number of Canadian accounts. The move comes as part of Twitter's commitment to building trust on the social media platform. Additionally, follower counts sometimes act as a measure of credibility - the more followers a user has, the more credible that individual is seen. As such, Twitter will no longer display locked profiles in follower counts in order to more accurately represent how...
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Hold for the drop: Twitter to purge locked accounts from follower metrics

6 monthes ago   |   By TechCrunch

Twitter is making a major change aimed at cleaning up the spammy legacy of its platform.
This week it will globally purge accounts that it has previously locked - after suspecting them of being spammy - removing those accounts from users' follower metrics globally.
Which in plain language means Twitter users with large follower counts 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...
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