Drop in No of followers on Twitter

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Twitter announced that its users shall experience drop in the no of followers. This is for security reasons. This is to avert the fraudulent accounts and the duplicate ones.

It has clearly stated to remove accounts from followers list that have been “locked” after sudden changes in behavior.

“This week, we’ll be removing these locked accounts from follower counts across profiles globally,” Twitter said in a blog post.

“As a result, the number of followers displayed on many profiles may go down.”

The San Francisco based service shall connect with the owners of the locked accounts to reassure the account’s safety and shall aid them to reset passwords.

“We understand this may be hard for some, but we believe accuracy and transparency make Twitter a more trusted service for public conversation,” the San Francisco-based company said.

Twitter stated that sometimes it locks accounts if it comes across stolen passwords been posted online or if series of people block them.

“Until we confirm that everything is okay with the account, we lock it, which makes them unable to tweet or see ads,” Twitter said.