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In Twitter Purge, Top Accounts Lose Millions of Followers

Some popular figures — including Barack Obama, Ellen DeGeneres, Justin Bieber, Rihanna and Ashton Kutcher — lost a million or more in the crackdown......»»

Category: mediaSource: nytJul 12th, 2018

Obama and Other Big Names on Twitter Lose Millions of Fake Followers

As the platform began slashing fake accounts from users’ followers, some popular figures — including Ellen DeGeneres, Shaquille O’Neal, Justin Bieber, Rihanna and Ashton Kutcher — lost a million or more each......»»

Category: mediaSource: nytJul 12th, 2018

Twitter"s CEO lost 200,000 followers in a purge of accounts taken over by bots or spammers (TWTR)

Associated Press Twitter is removing inactive accounts that may have been taken over by spammers and bots.  This means a lot of people could lose followers.  Twitt.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJul 12th, 2018

Katy Perry and Obama lost more than 2 million followers overnight thanks to a new Twitter rule (TWTR)

Getty A recent Twitter crackdown on 'locked' accounts meant that high-profile users lost millions of followers overnight. Katy Perry, Justin Bieber and Barack Obama each lost more than two million follower.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJul 13th, 2018

The Wall Street Journal: Twitter to purge millions of suspended accounts, but active-user numbers won’t change

Twitter Inc. said it is subtracting some accounts it has flagged for suspicious activity from the follower numbers of its hundreds of millions of users, part of the social-media company’s efforts to clamp down on abusive activity......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJul 11th, 2018

Battling Fake Accounts, Twitter to Slash Millions of Followers

Twitter will begin removing tens of millions of suspicious accounts from follower numbers, signaling a major new effort to fight fraud and restore trust on the platform......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJul 11th, 2018

Why Donald Trump and Barack Obama are about to lose a lot of Twitter followers

Donald Trump and Barack Obama could be among those to lose the most Twitter followers as frozen accounts are removed.....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayJul 11th, 2018

Twitter’s Fake User Purge Was Long Overdue

The social network grows up and flushes out millions of fake accounts......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsJul 16th, 2018

Here’s how many followers Trump, Obama and others lost in Twitter’s purge of locked accounts

Here’s how many followers Trump, Obama and others lost in Twitter’s purge of locked accounts.....»»

Category: topSource: washpostJul 13th, 2018

Justin Bieber and Katy Perry among Twitter users hit hardest by follower purge

Katy Perry was one of the biggest losers in the Great Twitter Follower Purge of 2018, losing about 2.8 million followers overnight......»»

Category: topSource: cnnJul 13th, 2018

President Trump and Katy Perry among Twitter users hit hardest by follower purge

Katy Perry was one of the biggest losers in the Great Twitter Follower Purge of 2018, losing about 2.8 million followers overnight......»»

Category: topSource: cnnJul 13th, 2018

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

High-profile users from Trump to Oprah suffered huge losses following a cull of suspicious accounts......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekJul 13th, 2018

Top Twitter users lose about 2% of followers after policy update, Reuters says

See the rest of the story here. Theflyonthewall.com provides the latest financial news as it breaks. Known as a leader in market intelligence, The Fl.....»»

Category: blogSource: theflyonthewallJul 12th, 2018

Top Twitter users lose 2 percent of followers on average as policy changes

A Twitter Inc policy change on Thursday to increase the service's credibility cost its 100 most popular users about 2 percent of their followers, on average, according to social media data firm Keyhole......»»

Category: topSource: reutersJul 12th, 2018

Twitter purge wipes out big chunk of Trump, Obama followers

Twitter's most famous user, President Trump, saw roughly 400,000 of his 53.4 million followers vanish. Barack Obama bid farewell to at least a couple million. Most people likely saw a drop of four followers or fewer......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJul 12th, 2018

Top Twitter users lose two percent of followers on average as policy changes

A Twitter Inc policy change on Thursday to increase the service's credibility cost its 100 most popular users about 2 percent of their followers, on average, according to social media data firm Keyhole......»»

Category: topSource: reutersJul 12th, 2018

Twitter is removing millions of accounts from follower counts

The effort is part of a campaign to cut down on fake accounts and abusive activity......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJul 12th, 2018

Twitter Sheds $3.1 Billion After Suspending Millions of Questionable Accounts

As questions about President Donald Trump's 2016 election continue. Twitter has had a big problem combating fake accounts, with the company admi.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneJul 9th, 2018

Twitter’s Huge Purge of Fake Accounts Could Lead to Decline in User Numbers

Even if headline statistics go down, the move could make the company healthier in the long run. Twitter has .....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneJul 7th, 2018

Trump: Will Twitter"s "Fake Account" Purge Include NYT, WaPo?

In a tweet comparing the New York Times and Washington Post with the "Russian bots" and other "fake accounts"  being purged by Twitter, President Trump asked on Sa.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeJul 7th, 2018

Wetherspoon pub chain shuts its social media accounts - BBC News

Telegraph.co.ukWetherspoon pub chain shuts its social media accountsBBC NewsPub chain JD Wetherspoon has used Twitter to tell its 44,000 followers that it is quitting social media. The firm's head office and 900 pubs will quit the m.....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsApr 16th, 2018