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PM Modi loses Twitter followers after micro-blogging site changes policy

PM Modi loses Twitter followers after micro-blogging site changes policy

| @indiablooms | 13 Jul 2018, 11:35 am

New Delhi, July 13 (IBNS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Twitter account has lost several followers after the micro-blogging website changed its policy recently.

Twitter recently announced a global crackdown on fake and automated accounts.

According to reports, Modi's account had around 43.4 Million on July 12.

However, it stood at 43.1 Million on Friday.

The PMO India Twitter page also lost Twitter followers, reports said.

Its current follower figure stood at 26.6 million.

Speaking on its crackdown, Twitter recently said in a blog post: "Over the years, we’ve locked accounts when we detected sudden changes in account behavior. In these situations, 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."

"This week, we’ll be removing these locked accounts from follower counts across profiles globally. As a result, the number of followers displayed on many profiles may go down," it said.

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