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Katy Perry and Obama lost more than 2 million followers overnight thanks to a new Twitter rule (TWTR)

katy perry and obama lost more than 2 million followers overnight thanks to a new twitter rule (twtr)
· *A recent Twitter crackdown on 'locked' accounts meant that high-profile users lost millions of followers overnight.* · *Katy Perry, Justin Bieber and Barack Obama each lost more than two million..
Business Insider

Obama and Other Big Names on Twitter Lose Millions of Fake Followers

As the platform began slashing fake accounts from users’ followers, some popular figures — including Ellen DeGeneres, Shaquille O’Neal, Justin Bieber, Rihanna and Ashton Kutcher — lost a..

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Twitter Removes Millions of Fake Followers [Video]Twitter Removes Millions of Fake Followers

It's being called the Great Twitter Purge. The social media platform just trashed tens of millions of fake accounts. Julie Watts reports. (7-13-18)


Celebrities Are Losing Millions of Followers as Twitter Slashes Fake Accounts [Video]Celebrities Are Losing Millions of Followers as Twitter Slashes Fake Accounts

With Twitter purging millions of suspicious accounts from its platform, celebrities and public figures are losing millions of followers.

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Twitter Removing Millions of Accounts From Follower Counts [Video]Twitter Removing Millions of Accounts From Follower Counts

The effort is part of a campaign to cut down on fake accounts and abusive activity.

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Celebrities Who Have Purchased Fake Social Media Followers [Video]Celebrities Who Have Purchased Fake Social Media Followers

According to a New York Times report, these celebrities are suspected of purchasing fake followers on social media accounts. Picture & Footage:Getty Images Music:Audioblocks'Covert Agenda'

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From Trump to Bieber, Twitter wipes millions of followers from famous users

The great Twitter purge began Thursday afternoon, with fake followers disappearing from millions of accounts
CBS News

Twitter Is Removing Millions Of Fake Followers From Users' Lists

The platform will take tens of millions of locked accounts off follower lists in an attempt to crack down on fraud.

Twitter removes followers; Papa John apologizes

Where have all the followers gone? If you seem to be losing Twitter followers, you are not alone. The San Francisco company began removing tens of millions of suspicious accounts from users’..

Twitter has good news for once: quarterly profit

Twitter often feels like the digital equivalent of a swamp. The Russians used the service to disrupt the 2016 election. Famous people buy fake followers to make themselves seem more famous. Prominent..

Twitter’s Bot Problem Is Worse Than You Think

The issue of fake followers affects many stakeholders, and not positively.
Motley Fool

'Fake follower' factory Devumi denies NYT exposé on shady practices

Twitter board member Martha Lane Fox didn't deny having fake followers on the company's network after a New York Times investigation exposed her. She blamed it on a "rogue employee." But in regards..

Fake Followers On Social Media Becoming A Big Issue For Some Employers And Advertisers

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is joining the investigation into fake followers on social media.

What you need to know in advertising today

what you need to know in advertising today
Carrot Creative was a success story. The digital advertising agency was founded by three college students in a Connecticut basement in 2005, and it hustled its way to the top, eventually being bought..
Business Insider

NY State Attorney General On Why He's Going After Fake Social Media Accounts

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Eric Schneiderman, New York State Attorney General, about his investigation of a company selling fake followers on social media. Some of the profiles being used have..

Dozens Of Celebs BUSTED Using Fake (Or Stolen) Twitter Followers — And One May Even Lose His Job!

This is so thirsty! Remember last year when we found out half of Donald Trump's followers on Twitter were just bots (and we now know probably Russian ones)?? He was far from the only big name with a..
Perez Hilton

Twitter Users are Buying Millions of Fake Followers, Black Market Exposed

Twitter is a platform that has always encouraged—perhaps unwittingly—competition in terms of user popularity. These days, fellow users of the ... Read More The post Twitter Users are Buying..

New York AG will investigate firm selling fake followers to stars

Twitter bots are bad enough by themselves, but it's worse when they're built using real info -- and New York wants to clamp down. State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has opened an investigation..
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