If you lost Twitter followers today, then you’re not alone-Several Twitter users took to the platform claiming they lost Twitter followers, ranging from a few hundred to thousands in the last couple of hours late on Thursday.
We are yet to establish the cause to the drop but for us to know, platforms like Twitter perform such clean-up exercises on their platforms to get rid of bots that have been a problem of modern-day social media platforms.
How does Twitter handle bots and the problem of fake followers?
The micro-blogging platform makes sure to timely send accounts to re-confirm the details like the password and phone number. Until an account confirms the details, Twitter doesn’t include the particular account in follower counts. The company does this regularly to help prevent spam from the platform.
At a certain time when a similar case happened, Twitter Support in a tweet wrote, “You may notice some follower count fluctuations from time to time. Accounts that we’ve asked to confirm their password or phone number aren’t included in follower counts until they’ve confirmed that info. We do this regularly to help prevent spam and keep all accounts secure.”