New Delhi, July 13: As Twitter began removing inactive and locked accounts, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday lost around 300,000 followers.
The number of Modi’s followers went down to 43.1 million from 43.4 million.
This comes after, the announcement of the micro-blogging site that it will remove locked accounts which are disabled owing to suspicious activity from follower counts across profiles globally in the coming days resulting in some users seeing a drop in their base of followers.
With this clean-up move, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) has lost 74,132 followers.
While BJP President Amit Shah was left poorer by 33,363 followers, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has lost 91,555 followers.
On the hand, Congress President Rahul Gandhi lost 17,000 followers.
US President Donald Trump lost nearly 100,000 of his 53.4 million followers.
“We understand this may be hard for some, but we believe accuracy and transparency make Twitter a more trusted service for public conversation,” Vijaya Gadde, Twitter’s Legal, Policy and Trust and Safety Head, said in a blog post earlier this week.
Usually, the locked accounts are different from spam or bots and in most cases, these accounts were created by people.