TWITTER announced Thursday, July 12, that it will remove locked accounts which may result in a change in the number of followers displayed on many profiles.
Most people will see a change of four followers or fewer; others with larger follower counts will experience a more significant drop.
Follower counts on Twitter is a visible feature, and Twitter wants everyone to have confidence that the numbers are meaningful and accurate.
We are committed to building trust and encouraging healthy conversation on Twitter.— Twitter Philippines (@TwitterPH) July 11, 2018
Follower counts should be meaningful and accurate. We are removing locked accounts from follower counts.
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