Entertainment Trump, Obama, Kim Kardashian And More Lose Millions Of Followers In Twitter Purge

07:00  13 july  2018
07:00  13 july  2018 Source:   etcanada.com

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The Twitter “ purge ” is underway, and not even the biggest accounts, from President Donald Trump to President Barack Obama , can escape without losing a healthy Kim Kardashian West unloaded 1.7 million followers in the last day, going from 60.2 million followers to 58.5 million on Thursday.

Kim Kardashian West also lost a couple of million . She was at 58.5 million late Thursday as the purge continued. His predecessor, President Barack Obama , took a much bigger hit, losing three million followers in about one day.

Kim Kardashian et al. posing for the camera: (Reuters/Getty Images)© Provided by Corus Media Holdings, Inc. (Reuters/Getty Images)

Now that Twitter is removing millions fake accounts from the social media platform, several celebrities are finding they suddenly have significantly fewer followers than they did yesterday.

According to The Wrap, President Donald Trump was among those affected, with his Twitter account about 400,000 followers lighter following the purge, resulting in a new total of 53 million.

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Trump's predecessor was hit even harder, with Barack Obama's Twitter account losing more than 2.5 million followers to knock the former POTUS down to a mere 101 million followers.

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President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama lost huge numbers of Twitter followers Thursday as the social media company began its promised purge of millions of locked and inactive accounts.

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Also affected was social media maven Kim Kardashian, who watched her numbers fall from 60.2 million followers to 58.5 million when she shed 1.7 million followers.

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Other celebs to lose followers include Elon Musk (-200,000), Rihanna (-900,000) and Justin Bieber, who was no doubt sorry to see his numbers drop by nearly 3 million followers.

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