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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

Twitter cuts suspect users from follower counts again, blames bug

Twitter Inc made another attempt to make users' tallies of followers more accurate on Friday, subtracting millions of suspicious followers which had reappeared on the social media service since a major purge in July......»»

Category: topSource: reutersNov 9th, 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, after Trump accusation, says "many prominent accounts" losing followers

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: theflyonthewallOct 26th, 2018

Twitter Sheds Users Again in Fake-Account Purge

Twitter reported its first consecutive quarterly drop in users, losing more than it had expected and signaling further declines to come as it continues to purge fake accounts......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjOct 25th, 2018

Facebook purges more than 800 accounts pushing political messages for profit

Some of the accounts and pages had millions of followers. They were likely domestic actors using clickbait headlines and other tactics to drive users to websites where they could target them with ads, Facebook said......»»

Category: topSource: washpostOct 11th, 2018

Facebook Purges Over 800 Accounts With Millions Of Followers; Prominent Conservatives Vanish

Just in time for midterms, Facebook has .....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeOct 11th, 2018

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) in the midst of an intense cleanup effort

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) in the midst of an intense cleanup effort The company is in the midst of an intense cleanup effort, removing millions of suspicious accounts that post misleading links, sensitive information or disturbing cont.....»»

Category: topSource: livetradingnewsSep 24th, 2018

Which Companies Lost The Most Fake Followers In The Twitter Bot Purge?

Submitted by Priceonomics On July 11, 2018, Twitter announced in a blog post they would be removing all “loc.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeAug 2nd, 2018

The Number One: Who lost the most followers in Twitter’s sweeping bot purge? Twitter

Last month, Twitter announced i.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchAug 1st, 2018

Twitter Will Suspend Accounts That Repeatedly Troll Live Broadcasts

Beginning August 10. After removing millions of malicious apps and questionable accounts, Twitter is doubling down on trolls during live video broadcasts. Twitter said Friday it will begin.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneJul 28th, 2018

Twitter warns fake account purge to keep erasing users, shares drop 19 percent

Twitter Inc on Friday said it lost 1 million monthly active users from the previous quarter and warned the closely watched figure could keep falling as it deletes more phony accounts, causing the biggest one-day decline in its shares since 2016......»»

Category: topSource: reutersJul 27th, 2018

Twitter"s monthly users fell by 1 million in the second quarter, following a purge of fake and suspicious accounts

Twitter lost 1 million monthly active user.....»»

Category: topSource: latimesJul 27th, 2018

Twitter"s monthly users fell by 1 million in the second quarter, following a purge of fake and suspicious accounts

Twitter"s monthly users fell by 1 million in the second quarter, following a purge of fake and suspicious accounts.....»»

Category: topSource: washpostJul 27th, 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