Obama loses over 2.3 million followers in Twitter fake account purge

Obama loses over 2.3 million followers in Twitter fake account purge
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[Ed. – Don’t worry, he’s still got more than 100 million followers.]

Former President Barack Obama lost more than 2 million Twitter followers on Thursday as the social-networking platform launched a new crackdown on fake accounts, according to a preliminary analysis from The Daily Beast.

At press time, the Twitter purge had cost Obama 2,346,119 followers, or more than two percent of his audience on the site. With more than 101 million remaining followers, Obama remains the third most-followed person on the site, a few million followers behind singers Katy Perry and Justin Bieber.

Other major political accounts were also hit by the purge, with President Trump losing 325,038 followers so far, a 0.7-percent decrease.

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