Twitter's Biggest Losers: Does Katy Perry Still Have the Most Followers?

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President Trump now has around 53.1 million followers, according to his account page.

But don't worry, most people will only lose roughly four followers; larger accounts, on the other hand, will see a more significant drop.

Compared to what some media outlets are reporting other major global political figures lost, Canadian politicians fared relatively well, with most of the top-followed accounts losing between 3,000 and 1,000 followers.

"This specific update is focused on followers because it is one of the most visible features on our service and often associated with account credibility", Vijaya Gadde, Twitter's legal, policy, and trust and safety lead, wrote in a blog post. The politicians now have 101 million and 53.1 million followers, respectively.

The social site had warned that users with larger follower counts will experience a significant drop it moved to delete invalidated accounts.

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Users with locked accounts who have not reset their passwords in more than a month are not included in monthly active user (MAU) or daily active user (DAU) counts, according to news reports.

When the Times story was published, McHenry had 506,478 followers, meaning she's lost almost 56 percent of her Twitter followers since January.

These users are different to spam or bots, explained Gadde, because it is unclear if the original account owner still has control or access to it.

Twitter's purge of suspicious accounts Wednesday has resulted in the social media platform's most popular users taking big hits to their number of followers. We really don't know how is Big B going to react to his decreased number of followers considering he's already been on a rant threatening to quit Twitter if they don't stop reducing his follower count. Justin Bieber lost close to the same amount as the former president, but many other celebrities saw their numbers drop too and that includes the CEO of Twitter himself.

Also, the accounts that Twitter would be purging are locked accounts that the company "detected sudden changes in account behaviour", and the owners didn't validate their accounts. Mr. Gandhi's account, @RahulGandhi, lost over 13,000 followers from 72.23 lakh on Thursday to 72.21 lakh on Friday.

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