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Suresh Prabhu, and other Twitter users in India complain of drop in followers

There have been complaints of Twitter accounts being taken down from other parts of the world too.

Jun 03, 2019, 02.31 PM IST
Suresh Prabhu, and other Twitter users complain of drop in followers
Many Twitter users backed Suresh Prabhu's claim.
NEW DELHI: Several Twitter users in India, including senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Suresh Prabhu, here on Sunday, complained of a drop in their number of followers and deletion of comments from the social media platforms.

"My dear friends. Noticed a disturbing trend, many of your postings get deleted selectively on my timeline. Would request @TwitterIndia to take note," Prabhu said in a tweet.

"Also observing for a while now, followers get removed. Hope my friends will appreciate its being done without any knowledge to us," he said.

Prabhu's claim was backed by many. Some even said it had been going on for quite some time. "See same happening with suresh prabhu sir too! So what do we normal people stand? Sir govt need to teach @Twitter harsh lessons now. It's high time," wrote one user.

"Yes sir... I have also noticed this from past few days...," wrote another user.

There have been complaints of Twitter accounts being taken down from other parts of the world too.

Twitter in a transparency report said it challenged over 19 crore accounts in the second half of 2018 for verification to determine whether humans were in control of those accounts.

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Twitter's recent move of removing millions of suspicious account in its battle against fake new has led to many celebrities, politicians and social media influencers losing followers. The move didn't spare Twitter's own account either, as the social media's official handle lost about 12 percent of its total followers - about 7.7 million. In Pic: Clockwise from top right, Narendra Modi, Amitabh Bachchan, and Jack Dorsey were among the numerous accounts who saw a drop in following.

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