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

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Katy Perry, now the most-followed person on Twitter, had more than 109 million followers on Wednesday - a number that plunged to about 108 million on Thursday afternoon. He lost just 326,118 followers on Thursday, the day before most accounts saw a drop, and on Friday he regained 5,339 followers.

Bloggers Cyprian Nyakundi (left) and Christian Dela.

The two were trolled on Twitter after they lost numbers.

Twitter shares fell 5% on Monday on concern that removing millions of fake accounts would impede user growth. "In these situations, we reach out to the owners of the accounts and unless they validate the account and reset their passwords, we keep them locked with no ability to log in", Twitter announced on Wednesday. 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.

"We understand this may be hard for some, but we believe accuracy and transparency make Twitter a more trusted service for public conversation", Vijaya Gadde, Twitter's Legal, Policy and Trust and Safety Head, said in a blog post earlier this week.

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Addiechi said some of the 1.5 million people issued with fan identification laminates had them stripped, and were deported. About 700,000 of the Fan IDs went to global visitors, he said.

Twitter explained that it had identified accounts with suspicious behavior, forming the basis of the elimination method.

The microblogging site explained that it has been locking accounts when it detected sudden changes in account behaviour.

The new measures mean that any user whose account is locked for unusual activity - such as being blocked or sending unusual volumes of Tweets - and who did not respond to a prompt to verify their identity would be excluded from Twitter follower counts.

U.S. president Donald Trump, singers Katy Perry and Justin Bieber, former foreign secretary Boris Johnson and British actor Stephen Fry were among a multitude of Twitter celebrities to be affected by the cull. Meanwhile, Mr. Obama lost about 2 million, leaving him with 101 million overall. Shah Rukh Khan lost nearly 3.5 lakh followers (35.7 million) while Amitabh Bachchan registered an even bigger loss, at over 4 lakh (34.5 million).

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