Due to fake automated accounts, Twitter has taken a decision to remove the locked accounts from the follower numbers. So that Twitter is planning to meaningful and accurate users’ to the follower’s account.
“This is another step to improve Twitter, and ensure everyone can have confidence in their followers,” Twitter said in a statement.
Twitter To Remove ‘Locked Account’ From Follower Account
The move comes when Twitter is ending up more careful about any mishandling of its stage for spreading deception and has been removing counterfeit records by the millions. In a statement today, Twitter said over the years it has locked accounts after detecting “sudden changes” in account behavior. The platform thereafter reaches out to accounts owners, and pending validation of the account and password reset by them keeps these accounts in a locked state “with no ability to log in”.
“This week, Twitter will be removing these locked accounts from follower counts across profiles globally. ?As a result, the number of followers displayed on many profiles may go down,” it warned.
Twitter said it wants its users to have confidence that the follower numbers are “meaningful and accurate”.
“Most people will see a change of four followers or fewer; others with larger follower counts will experience a more significant drop. Twitter understands this may be hard for some, but Twitter believes accuracy and transparency will make the platform a more trusted service for public conversation,” the statement added.
The most prominent changes in supporter include will be noticeable the “following couple of days”, it said yet included that follower accounts may keep on changing all the more frequently as a major aspect of its continuous work to “proactively identify and challenge problematic accounts”. Twitter said after identifying sudden changes in account conduct, it locks the account and contacts the proprietor for an affirmation on whether despite everything they have control of it.
“These sudden changes in account behaviour could include tweeting a large volume of unsolicited replies or mentions, tweeting misleading links, or if a large number of accounts block the account after mentioning them. The platform sometimes lock an account if it sees email and password combinations from other services posted online and believe that information could put the security of an account at risk … Until Twitter confirms that everything is ok with the account, Twitter will lock the account, which makes the account unable to Tweet or see ads,” it explained.