According to a survey, Twitter is the 8th most used social media site; it is mostly used by the international personalities and by those who want to share their thoughts with a large audience. Many big personalities like PM Modi, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, American president Donald Trump, Indian cricketer Virat Kohli, Rahul Gandhi, Pope Francis, King Salman, and many more suddenly found them less popular on twitter.
Not only twitter many social media sites are now working on sanitizing their sites to decrease the spread and creation of any hoax in society. As the whole of the social media is filled with rumors and spoofs, it is a step towards increasing the authenticity in the virtual world.
While making the efforts towards curbing the series of a fake account, ‘twitter audit’ reveled that after the cleaning process of twitter many international personalities like PM Narendra Modi, American president Donald Trump, Virat Kohli and many more can see a dip in their followers. As said by the company, more than 50,000 spam sign-ups per day are being blocked. This cauterizing process will make a great difference in the number of accounts on twitter and will also create an aperture in the current number of followers of the people as compared to the followers left after the sanitization process.
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One of the popular credentials among Prime Minister Modi’s list of credentials is that he is the most followed Indian personality on twitter with 41 million followers. But it seems like this credential won’t last long, as according to an audit almost 24180000 of Modi’s followers on Twitter are fake. PM Modi tops the list by having 60% fake followers followed by Kim Kardashian and President Trump. The number of Modi’s followers on twitter increases at a very great pace, for instance, there is an increase of 7, 00,000 followers in less than 30 days.
Twiplomacy, a digital platform that assists international organizations and governments to improve their digital strategy, claimed that 2, 47, 99,527 of Modi’s 4, 09, 93,053 followers are holding fake accounts, while 1, 61, 91,426 are the authentic accounts. As here we are talking about international personalities’ twitter account, how can the list are completed without taking into consideration the twitter handle of American President. The President has 1, 24, 45,604 fake followers on twitter out the total of 4, 89, 39,948 followers.
“We understand this may be hard for some, but we believe accuracy and transparency make Twitter a more trusted service for public conversation,” said Vijay Gadde, Twitter’s legal, policy and trust and safety head.