Who were the biggest losers in the Twitter 'locked' account purge?

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Singer Katy Perry, who has the most-followed account on Twitter, lost 1.5 million followers, dropping 1.4 per cent to 108.1 million followers.

President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto are among the casualties of the ongoing war on dormant and fake followers by social media giant Twitter.

Twitter bigwigs went to bed On Thursday with millions of followers on Twitter but woke up on Friday with less.

On average, the top 10 most followed accounts, consisting mostly of music celebrities, saw a plunge of around two million. Even Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey lost followers, but he didn't appear upset about it. Dorsey tweeted he lost 200,000 followers, followed by the waving emoji.

Donald Trump, the United States president, lost 400,000 followers. The list reads like a who's who of U.S. pop culture, with people like Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Kim Kardashian and Oprah collectively losing millions of followers.

Twitter's own official account was one of the purge's biggest victims. "This week, we'll be removing these locked accounts from follower counts across profiles globally", said Twitter. Mr Bieber, who has the second most followed account on the site, suffered the same fate, losing nearly 2.7m followers.

Uhuru had 3,234,935 followers as of July 12, but lost 16,071 of them in the purge.

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Don't be surprised if you see your follower count drop on Twitter.

Twitter said the purge is meant to boost confidence in the platform as it continues efforts to crack down on fake profiles that spread spam and political propaganda.

YouTube's official Twitter handle witnessed a 2.8 percent dip and now has 70.39 million followers.

The accounts being removed from follower counts could be locked for a variety of reasons, including tweeting a large volume of unsolicited replies or misleading links, the company said. But worry not, he still has 1.7M followers. Locked accounts had already been kept out of Twitter's daily and monthly active user figures.

Prominent people and celebrities have started noticing the drop in followership.

However, Vijaya Gadde, from Twitter's trust and safety team made it clear that most of these accounts still have real people behind them.

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