Twitter said that most people would see a change of about 4 followers or fewer but those people with larger follower accounts would experience a more significant drop.
Well, Hamza Ali Abbasi, the most active and sometimes, no actually most of the times, a controversial social media figure lost 7.5k followers and now has 1.59 M followers.
Twitter announced the purge was coming and told users that most would typically see a loss of usually fewer than four followers.
Compared to what some media outlets are reporting other major global political figures lost, Canadian politicians fared relatively well, with most of the top-followed accounts losing between 3,000 and 1,000 followers. "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". That represents nearly 2.5% of their respective followers. The social media giant is purging millions of suspicious accounts.
For Twitter, anyone who tweets a large volume of unsolicited replies, unnecessarily tags a large number of people or tweets misleading links becomes a suspicious user.
Former President Obama lost more than 2 million followers on Twitter this week as the social platform removed inactive and locked accounts from follower counts, according to a preliminary review by The Hill.
Asked about the decrease in followers, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) sources said there had been a 0.3% to 0.4% decline in the total number of followers of Mr. Modi's account.
Twitter's decision to delete locked accounts this week has cost India's political leaders lakhs of followers, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's handle seeing a decrease of over 2 lakh followers as on Friday evening.
"Action on this starts today", Twitter's chief executive and co-founder Jack Dorsey tweeted, adding he lost 200,000 followers.