Twitter locks accounts when it detects "sudden changes in account behavior", like tweeting a large volume of unsolicited replies or mentions - in other words, signs that it's engaging in spam or bot-like activity.
Twitter argued that the recent move was aimed at building users' confidence and reflected the fact that follower counts are "a visible feature" on the platform.
Since Twitter announced that it would be working to reduce questionable accounts, President Trump has lost about 100,000 of his 53.4 million followers, while former president Barack Obama is down nearly 400,000 of his 104 million followers as of Wednesday, according to a report from Washington Post.
In January, New York's chief prosecutor said the state had launched an investigation into a company, which allegedly sold millions of fake followers to social media users.
As Twitter continues to rid its platform of suspicious accounts, many users, including influential profiles like U.S. President Donald Trump, could see a significant drop in followers.
Twitter announced earlier this this week that it was going to purge suspicious, locked and inactive followers for millions of its users.
If it ain't broke, fix it anyway — AT&T to HBO
Stankey told HBO employees at a recent town hall that the premium cable network is going to "change direction a little bit". It's this that could be an essential ingredient in Stankey's vision for transforming HBO .
Bank of Canada raises benchmark interest rate to 1.5 per cent
CPI inflation is expected to edge up further to about 2.5 per cent before settling back to 2 per cent by the second half of 2019. CPI and the Bank's core measures of inflation remain near 2 per cent, consistent with an economy operating close to capacity.
Even though Dorsey lost a ton of followers, he still should get good engagement on his tweets.
President Trump and former president Barack Obama have both lost Twitter followers as a result of the social networking site purging questionable its accounts.
Others taking big hits included Taylor Swift, at 2.7 percent; Ellen DeGeneres, 2.5 percent; Lady Gaga, 1.9 percent; Justin Bieber, 1.3 percent; and Rihanna, 0.6 percent.
It's also claimed that Hazard believes now is the right time to leave Chelsea in order to further his career and win more titles. The 27-year-old has two years remaining on his current contract with Chelsea and has not yet committed to a new deal.
Djokovic will need all that belief, however, as he has not faced anything yet at Wimbledon of the level of Nadal. So far the four matches have been really, really good for me'. "Keep on going, you can do this".
Pictured here is the SpaceX Dragon cargo craft, a human-rated version of which is being developed to bring astronauts to space. The GAO notes that the contract with Russian Federation is set to end in late 2019.
The new sex-ed curriculum sparked controversy, particularly among social conservatives, when the Liberal government introduced it. The latest casualty of the decision to cancel cap and trade is the Electric and Hydrogen Vehicle Incentive Program.
And sure, there's no disputing that the 20-year-old, who launched Kylie Cosmetics in 2016, is a highly successful businesswoman. Writer Roxane Gay defended that tweet after People magazine put out a headline saying Dictionary.com was shading Jenner.
Emily and Sebastian tied the knot in an intimate New York City courthouse ceremony on February 23. "Soooo.I have a surprise". Taking to Instagram , the Blurred Lines video star shared a stunning selfie where she propped her hand up to her face.
Retail inflation rose to 5 per cent in June, a five-month high despite easing food prices, government data showed on Thursday. Inflation for the month of June keeps the chances alive of a further rate hike in the month August, according to economists.
Sullivan agreed to the delay Tuesday, saying he didn't want to "micromanage" Flynn's cooperation with prosecutors. Rob Kelner, a lawyer for Flynn, said Flynn was eager to bring this chapter of his life to a close.
The other movie will be by the Christian-focused film studio, Pure Flix Entertainment, which announced its project via Twitter. Ivanhoe Pictures is also bringing the chilling horror series Ghoul to Netflix, debuting on August 24.
It would also be a boon to Russian Federation and its leader, Vladimir Putin , whom Trump will meet on Monday in Helsinki. Trump has described the spending situation as "disproportionate and not fair to the taxpayers of the United States".
CODE VEIN has been delayed, now releases in 2019
Code Vein has indeed come a long way since the announcement , with the most recent gameplay footage showing a more polished game. The western launch would have followed just one day later on September 28th for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
Tour de France stage 6 -- Dan Martin sprints to win
Behind him, Team Sky's Geraint Thomas took two seconds to move three seconds behind Greg Van Avermaet in general classification. A group of around 40 riders including Froome opened up a gap of over a minute, but Martin and the rest hustled back.
NAB decides to arrest Nawaz, Maryam inside plane
The former prime minister told media that I am struggling for my country and jail or punishment can not stop him. More than 300 PML-N's workers have reportedly been rounded up from different parts of Lahore .
Explosion heard near Cairo airport, flights unaffected
While flights have not been affected, some witnesses described the auto traffic in and out of the airport as a " nightmare ". A number of social media users initially expressed fear that the explosion was casued by an attack.