Twitter is on a mission to rid its platform of fake and inactive accounts and it resulted in prominent people losing hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of followers.
Parody account Man’s Not Barry Roux shared an example of the effect Twitter’s new cleaning policy has on tweeps.
He then went on to joke that the South African government should get tips from Twitter when it comes to expropriating something.
“Twitter is working overtime on expropriating fake/inactive followers without compensation. All those who bought fake followers will not be compensated when they are taken. South Africa should take notes on expropriation of Land without compensation,” he captioned the post.
His post sparked a conversation on Twitter, where tweeps explained how the new Twitter policy drastically lowered their following.
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za learned international celeb Katy Perry and former American President Barack Obama lost two million followers over night following Twitter’s new rule.
And, they were not the only ones who felt the wrath of the new rule.
“Even Twitter founders Jack Dorsey and Biz Stones lost over 200k of followers each,” @TCMabasa said.
Luckily, the new rule was not so severe for everyone.
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