Twitter to remove locked accounts from follower count

New Delhi: The Twitter accounts across the globe might see a drop in their follower count as the as the micro-blogging site will be removing “locked accounts”, which have not validate their ownership.

Twitter took to their official handle to announce, “We are committed to building trust and encouraging healthy conversation on Twitter. Follower counts should be meaningful and accurate. We are removing locked accounts from follower counts.”

They further explained the terms of ‘Locked account’ and ‘Follower count’.

They wrote, “What are locked accounts? When we see sudden changes in behavior, we lock accounts. We reach out to the owners of the accounts and unless they validate the account and reset their passwords, we keep them locked with no ability to log in.”

“What does this mean for your follower count? Most people will see a change of four followers or fewer; others with larger follower counts may experience a more significant drop.”

This comes after Twitter suspended a whopping number of accounts between May and June this year.

Last week, Twitter announced new measures to keep in check the spamming and malicious automation. (ANI)