Twitter purge hits Uhuru Kenyatta, Ruto and bloggers Nyakundi, Dela

President Donald Trump, went from 53.4 to 53.1 million followers, leaving him in 18th place for Twitter followers.

Since Twitter started purging locked accounts on Thursday, the tweeter-in-chief has lost 300,000 followers. While it excludes spam accounts in reported user data, Twitter noted early this year that monthly active user numbers would be "negatively impacted" by efforts to expunge fake accounts.

Divya, who now has a following of 493,000 fans on the micro-blogging website, tweeted on Thursday night: "Aiyyo what happened Twitter..."

It follows renewed scrutiny over fake news and users on social media.

Uhuru, who is the most followed Kenyan on Twitter, had 3,234,935 followers as of July 12 but lost 16,071 of them in the purge. The accounts that Twitter was purging today were locked accounts that the company "detected sudden changes in account behaviour" and if the owners didn't validate their accounts, they were henceforth purged.

By contrast, former President Barack Obama's count fell by 2.1 million followers, or 2.1 percent, to 101.5 million.

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For Twitter, anyone who tweets a large volume of unsolicited replies, unnecessarily tags a large number of people or tweets misleading links becomes a suspicious user.

Nowhere has this been more true than with Twitter's own account on the platform, which lost 7.7 million followers. The president now has 53.1 million followers, according to his account page.

Popular radio presenter Shaffie Weru also spoke about the purge making light of the situation noting: "Twitter is doing away with all fake followers.nobody can stop reggae my frens (friends), we are all dying".

He lost just 326,118 followers on Thursday, the day before most accounts saw a drop, and on Friday he regained 5,339 followers.

"This specific update is focused on followers because it is one of the most visible features on our service and often associated with account credibility", Vijaya Gadde, Twitter's legal, policy, and trust and safety lead, wrote in a blog post.

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