The Twitter purge is destroying people’s Twitter accounts, reducing number of followers

Well, Twitter purge started about 24 hours ago, and since then, some people’s Twitter business has experienced a drop in potential revenue. That’s just on a lighter mode. Let’s take a quick peak into what we mean by Twitter purge and how it had affected people.

This is some people’s Twitter account right now

What Is Twitter Purge?

About 24 hours ago, Twitter announced via its official Twitter handle that it will be removing locked accounts from followers count, and this, they claim is in a bid to build trust and envourage healthy conversation on Twitter.

We are committed to building trust and encouraging healthy conversation on Twitter.

Follower counts should be meaningful and accurate. We are removing locked accounts from follower counts.

— Twitter (@Twitter) July 11, 2018

Twitter explained what locked accounts are, on their page also. You should remember when asked users to reset their passwords, now those that didn’t validate or reset their passwords then are those regarded as inactive accounts, and such accounts eill be locked and people will not be granted log in access.

What are locked accounts?

When we see sudden changes in behavior, we lock accounts. 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 (@Twitter) July 11, 2018

But, you should know that it is not only locked accounts that Twitter has been blocking or better put, these are accounts that are categorised as locked accounts, fake accounts, bots, trolls and inactive accounts. All these accounts are being blocked.

Twitter Itself knew where this is headed, as they gave “heads up” that some accounts will experience little change in the number of followers, while some will experience drastic change in the number, vos they have more followers.

What does this mean for your follower count?

Most people will see a change of four followers or fewer; others with larger follower counts may experience a more significant drop.


— Twitter (@Twitter) July 11, 2018


So, this is the Twitter purge. But, to know the extent of damage it had caused? We can’t really phantom it all, but, we can take a look at this accounts that had been troubled.

We will start with Donald Trump. Barely 15mins after the purge started, reported that Donald trump had lost over 100k followers, and the numbers kept increasing per time.

Before the purge

During the purge, let’s see it to the end. 

Donald Trump’s loss of followers is still better, lets see some other Nigerian influencers. I was viewing whatsapp status then I saw on @debayor’s status that a Twitter user dropped from 1.2million followers to 349k followers. Even @debayor himself was affected.

Though some people are losing a number of their followers, some are satisfied with the fact that it’s bots that followed them that are being removed. So, Twitter Rapture, as some people call it on Twitter is still all fpr the good reasons.

Twitter purge is no joke, just take a look at people’s Tweets.

Lost 800 followers in the great Twitter purge.
I’m okay with this if it gets rid of bots, trolls and nonsense.
Quality, not quantity.#TwitterPurge

— Steve Marmel (@Marmel) July 12, 2018

I lost 2k followers in the twitter purge. 😫 At least they are controlling the trolls and I’m having a lot of fun checking people’s accounts right now lol saw a few I know dropped by a couple 100 thousand 👀👀👀 #TwitterPurge

— KristaDeBono (@KristaKimberly) July 12, 2018

Even the founder of Twitter has lost 200k followers.#TwitterPurge

— Waqas (@WaqasAbbas_) July 12, 2018

Anyone else lose followers today? I only lost about 1,000 but I’m guessing there’s been another big suspiciously right leaning purge? #TwitterPurge

— Mindy Robinson (@iheartmindy) July 12, 2018

12,000 not 1200

— Leo Daniels Ent.🌎 (@LeoRules1) July 12, 2018

But, it seems everyone on Twitter really wants to see Trump lose all his followers, as there were quite a number of tweets centred on him. Well, we shouldn’t expect less, he is the President of the number one country in the world, and a very loyal user of Twitter. Trust me, he has great influence on Twitter with his 55million+ followers. Guys are really vexing for him though

This will be me if I wakeUp with Trump on 100followers👇

— Dzaddy_mO® (@mO_Moremi) July 12, 2018

Praying that @realDonaldTrump‘s follower count is cut in half tomorrow. #TwitterPurge

— WillG (@iamwillgnyc) July 11, 2018

The purge has begun. Trump has lost 300,000 followers in the last 4 minutes. #TwitterPurge

— TOᑭ ᖇOᑭE TᖇAViS 🇺🇸 (@TopRopeTravis) July 12, 2018

BREAKING: Trump team appear to be buying NEW fake followers to make up those lost in #TwitterPurge

— The Daily Edge (@TheDailyEdge) July 12, 2018

Twitter purge is real, though I don’t seem to have lost any follower, but to all those that lost their wings (followers), Don’t worry, you will be fine. Lol. The purge will be over soon.

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