By | WSJ | 6 days 16 minutes ago | Tech
Twitter is subtracting some accounts it has flagged for suspicious activity from the follower numbers of its users, part of the social-media company’s efforts to clamp down on abusive activity.
By Lori Grunin | CNET | 6 days 3 hours ago | Tech
If you have a lot of followers, prepare for the plummet.
By Casey Newton | The Verge | 6 days 4 hours ago | Tech
Twitter will stop including accounts that have been locked for bad behavior in publicly posted follower counts, the company said today. Accounts are locked for violating the company’s standards remain frozen unless the owner logs back in and resets their password. From now on, those locked accounts won’t be counted as followers of any account they had followed. Most people will lose four followers...
By Natasha Lomas | TechCrunch | 6 days 4 hours ago | Tech
Twitter is making a major change aimed at cleaning up the spammy legacy of its platform. This week it will globally purge accounts it has previously locked (i.e. after suspecting them of being spammy) — by removing the accounts from users’ follower metrics. Which in plain language means Twitter users with lots of followers are likely to see their follower counts take a noticeable hit in the...