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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

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

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

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 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

Kanye West just tweeted out life lessons from the fake Warren Buffett account blowing up on Twitter

Getty An unverified Twitter account claiming to be Warren Buffett is raking in followers.  Kanye West posted a screenshot of one of the tweets Tuesday, drawing his 28.1 million foll.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderAug 29th, 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

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"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 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

Trump, Obama and other high-profile Twitter users could see a “significant drop” in followers. Here’s why.

Trump, Obama and other high-profile Twitter users could see a “significant drop” in followers. Here’s why......»»

Category: topSource: washpostJul 11th, 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

Roseanne Barr Apologizes for Calling Black Obama Adviser an "Ape" in Conspiracy-laden Tweets

Barr, a devoted supporter of President Donald Trump and purveyor of far-right blogs, also earnestly shared a series of conspiracy theories with her Twitter followers......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekMay 29th, 2018

Trump Has 15 Million Fake Twitter Followers

Democrats pay more attention to his tweets that Republicans do, according to research by Gallup......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekMay 22nd, 2018

SpaceX"s really big rocket gets a new name

Having already revealed the starship design of SpaceX's most powerful rocket, company founder Elon Musk shared a more fitting name for the vehicle. Musk tweeted to his 23.5 million followers on social media site Twitter that he's renaming the Bi.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournals14 hr. 53 min. ago

Instagram kills off few fake followers, threatens accounts

Instagram is fighting back against automated apps people use to leave spammy comments or follow then unfollow others in hopes of growing their audience. .....»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralNov 20th, 2018

Those Buying Fake Followers On Instagram Won’t Like This

It’s no secret that a lot of the so-called social media influencers buy followers, likes, and comments on Instagram. Having tons followers – even though most of them might be fake or bots – makes the.....»»

Category: blogSource: valuewalkNov 20th, 2018