Twitter is on a mission to cut down on fake and automated accounts. Their intention was simple – to cleanse the micro-blogging site of all the abusers and make it beneficial for the ones who are genuinely there to make use of the platform in a good way. Before taking this step, Twitter issued a statement saying, “Most people will see a change of four followers or fewer; others with larger follower counts will experience a more significant drop. We understand this may be hard for some, but we believe accuracy and transparency will make Twitter a more trusted service for public conversation.”
Well, there are some Bollywood celebrities who’ve been largely affected by this move. As the result of this ‘sanitisation’ of the platform, Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan lost over 424,000 on Twitter. Shah Rukh Khan’s followers depleted by over 362,141 and Salman Khan lost 340,884 followers. Priyanka Chopra & Deepika Padukone also lost over 3 lakh followers. Reportedly, Big B has lost the maximum number of followers.
Check out how many followers your favourite B-town celebrity has lost because of this Twitter crackdown:
Celebrities like Divya Dutta, Onir and Apurva Asrani reacted on losing followers overnight. Divya, who has a following of 493,000 fans on Twitter, tweeted on Thursday night: “Aiyyo, what happened Twitter… Sudden drop of thousands of followers in one hour!” Filmmaker Onir wrote: “I just realised I lost 1,000 overnight… Same pinch… Laugh out loud Twitter India. What’s the secret?” Writer-editor Apurva Asrani tweeted: “I lost 500 followers overnight. Wondering if this is the clean up of bots that Twitter mentioned earlier.”
The sudden drop in Bachchan’s followers on Twitter left his fans shocked. Here is how they reacted:
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