Meanwhile, Twitter accounts across the globe saw a drop in their follower count as the micro-blogging site removed "locked accounts" - accounts which have not validated their ownership. Twitter locks accounts when they display a sudden change of behaviour, like sending lots of unsolicited replies.
Christiano Rolando, who has one of the top 10 most-followed accounts on Twitter, lost 1.6% followers in a day from 74.6 million to 73.37 million.
President Trump, former President Barack Obama and even Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey saw immediate plunges on their follower counts.
But she warned that more popular accounts would "experience a more significant drop". Basically, he's lost half his Twitter followers in the purge.
While eliminating locked accounts from follower totals will not affect MAU or DAU totals, Twitter's efforts to shut down other kinds of accounts - including those set up by spammers - potentially could, Gadde acknowledged.
Opposition leader Raila Odinga and his 2017 presidential running mate Kalonzo Musyoka had also lost a significant number of followers at 11,159 and 3,387 respectively.
YouTube's official Twitter handle witnessed a 2.8 percent dip and now has 70.39 million followers. He's likely still going to keep tweeting out news and calling others out on their fake news reports, but the president and many others are going to be doing it to smaller audiences thanks to the Twitter purge.
Katy Perry, now the most-followed person on Twitter, had more than 109 million followers on Wednesday - a number that plunged to about 108 million on Thursday afternoon. "Twitter understands this may be hard for some, but it believes accuracy and transparency will make the platform a more trusted service for public conversation".