The social network site begins the process of deleting over 70 million (fake, dormant, Inactive, spam, bots) accounts as announced by its CEO, Jack Dorsey.
Jack who has also lost 200,000 followers to the purge earlier announced that, “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”.
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 https://t.co/JGmE4ofoZ2
— jack?? (@jack) July 11, 2018
Action on this starts today https://t.co/HSfFE9ReLi
— jack?? (@jack) July 12, 2018
Twitter users have noticed a decline in the number of their followers and some have even decided to make jokes out of the situation.
Wow, I lost around 110 fake followers in the Great Twitter Purge of 2018.
— Chris Krewson (@ckrewson) July 12, 2018
Awww, I heard that there was a Twitter bot purge and thought "wow I must be sub 100 for follower now". I lost 2. That mean you all are (most likely) humans. pic.twitter.com/E57ZCFFfeE
— Loeken1 (@Loeken1_) July 12, 2018
This Twitter purge ruined me. I thought HotChick85315805 and I had something special.
— Eric (@Sports1nTheLand) July 12, 2018
lost 200 followers in the twitter purge
good thing i couldn't afford more pic.twitter.com/oPmzhssxKo
— laü (@launders) July 12, 2018
Twitter purge has killed off over 1000 of my followers, and I can only hope they were made to suffer first
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) July 12, 2018
I know I'm good on the Twitter bot purge because I check to see who people are if they intend to follow me.
And the odds are 50/50 that I block. If I don't have any shared interests with this person, I figure they are up to shenanigans.
— Mrs. Raven: Ar'alani Fan (@CassandraCorvid) July 12, 2018
2 thoughts on “See reactions as people lose thousands of followers to Twitter purge”
It was really frightening. I lost 1000+ followers too but it’s all good