Twitter Removing Millions of Fake Followers

In an effort to reduce the number of fake accounts on Twitter, the social media giant will be deleting tens of millions of accounts starting this Thursday.

As reported by The New York Times, the reasoning for Twitter deleting the accounts stems from extensive social media fraud, where some users inflate their own follower count by using automated fake accounts in order to bolster their status on the service.

Starting on Thursday, many users will see their follower number fall – even those who haven’t explicitly bought fake followers. No specific number of the accounts expected to be deleted was given, though it did confirm that the number would be in the tens of millions. Twitter anticipates that this will reduce the total combined follower count on the site by roughly six percent.

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