It seems Twitter is following the policy of PM Narendra Modi that’s why Twitter is on a Safai Abhiyaan of the inactive and locked accounts of Twitter users. But it doesn’t go well with PM Modi as he loses approximately 3,00,000 followers. Not only PM Modi faced this but also Congress president Rahul Gandhi lost his 17,000 followers or more.
You should be confident that the follower numbers presented across Twitter are meaningful and accurate. We’re introducing a change to follower counts as part of our work to make Twitter a more trusted service for public conversation. https://t.co/A2ZEGHjOZ8
— Vijaya Gadde (@vijaya) July 11, 2018
The number of Modi’s followers are now 43.1 million that was 43.4 million before the twitter accounts got deleted. According to SocialBlade.com which tracks the number of Twitter followers on a daily basis, Modi’s personal Twitter handle (@narendramodi) lost 2,84,746 followers. The official Twitter handle (@PMOIndia) lost 1,40,635 followers.
Where Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) has lost 17,503 followers, also a Congress leader Shashi Tharoor lost 1,51,509 followers. External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) has lost 74,132 followers. BJP President Amit Shah was left with only 33,363 followers, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has lost 91,555 followers. Former Jammu-Kashmir CM Omar Abdullah has lost 21,878 followers, all according to the SocialBlade.com.
But still, the micro-blogging platform was yet to come up with an official statement. Earlier this week, Twitter announced it will remove locked accounts which are disabled owing to suspicious activity from all around the globe.
This move by Twitter will only affect those who belong to have a high-profile user. No one is left in the list of losing followers and here’s the list of some major people who lost their followers or to say just a few numbers that are inactive or blocked.
Former Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav- lost 2,200 followers.
Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama lost- 3,77,233 and that’s a lot of users while yoga guru Ramdev had lost 7,529 followers.
Talking about international faces US President Donald Trump lost about 1,00,000 of his 53.4 million followers and former President Barack Obama lost about 4,00,000 from his 104 million.
Earlier this week, Vijaya GaddeVijaya Gadde, Twitter’s Legal, Policy and Trust and Safety Head said, “We understand this may be hard for some, but we believe accuracy and transparency make Twitter a more trusted service for public conversation”.