Who were the biggest losers in the Twitter 'locked' account purge?

Why President Trump Just Lost Over 100,000 Twitter Followers

However, some of Twitter's biggest users, including Trump, saw huge drops in the numbers of their followers Thursday after the purge, Variety reported.

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.

By cracking down on fake accounts, Twitter hopes to restore faith in the controversy-ridden platform where influence-from entertainment to politics-can be inflated by automated or fake followers, the New York Times reports.

Katy Perry, now the most-followed person on Twitter, had more than 109 million followers on Wednesday - a number that plunged to about 108 million on Thursday afternoon.

ODM leader Raila Odinga, however gained followers, from 1,923,245 on July 12 to 1,923,428.

Bloggers Cyprian Nyakundi (left) and Christian Dela.

The number of Modi's followers went down to 43.1 million from 43.4 million. Some celebrities lost the equivalent of a city's or even a small nation's worth of followers in mere minutes.

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Twitter purge has me down 715 followers. someone has to stop this madness.

If you've been losing sleep over declining followers on Twitter, you're not alone.

The average user was told to expect a drop of four or fewer followers, but warned others would "experience a more significant drop". Officials said this will help make Twitter a "more trusted service for public conversation".

Twitter shares fell 5% on Monday on concern that removing millions of fake accounts would impede user growth.

If your account has been locked during Twitter's purge, it will remain in the same state unless the owner validates the account and resets the password.

In the worldwide scene, United States President Donald Trump lost 326,118 followers on Thursday and later gained 5,339 followers on Friday.

Singer Katy Perry, whose account is the most-followed on Twitter, lost 1.5 million followers, dropping 1.4 percent to 108.1 million followers, Variety disclosed.

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