Twitter has hit millions of suspect followers again after they removed them in July this year.
As a result of the company’s turnaround on fake users, singer Katy Perry lost about 861,000 followers, according to Social Blade Social Blade and Twitter’s own account, lost 2.4 million followers.
According to Twitter, it discovered a bug where some of these account cards were added back, leading to misleading followers counting for “very few accounts”.
In July, Twitter said: “As part of our continued and global effort to build trust and encourage a healthy conversation on Twitter, all parts of the service are important. Follower count is a visible property and we want everyone to have Confidence that the numbers are meaningful and correct.
“Over the years, we have locked accounts when we discovered sudden changes in account behavior. In these situations, we reach out to the owners of the accounts and if they do not validate the account and reset their passwords, we will keep them locked without the ability to log in. This week, we remove these locked accounts from global account statements. , the number of followers shown on many profiles can go down. “
The last move was prophesied by Samuel Scott, a columnist for The Drum, who predicted a new wave of global social media regulation last month.