New Delhi. Recently, Bollywood actor Anupam Kher claimed that about 80 thousand followers on Twitter were reduced in just 36 hours. Even in 2018, Amitabh Bachchan, who is known as the Shahenshah of Bollywood, also expressed the same concern and said that many of his followers were suddenly reduced. This is a matter of celebrity, but if you also feel that the followers of your Twitter account are suddenly decreasing like these, then it is not unnecessary. The secret behind this has been revealed by Twitter itself. In fact, for some time now, many users have complained about the sudden decrease in their followers.
Twitter removing spam profiles
Twitter says that probably the reason behind this is the removal of spam profiles on Twitter. In a post, Twitter explains that the company asks accounts to be verified (most arbitrarily) by password or phone number. “We do this regularly to help prevent spam and keep all accounts secure,” the company said. This essentially means that the platform investigates accounts that either project offline behavior or act as troll accounts created with temporary email IDs.
Twitter via SMS service is also a reason to stop
For example, last year Twitter decided to shut down the Twitter via SMS service in most countries. The decision was taken by the company to keep users’ Twitter accounts secure after vulnerabilities with the SMS service. Twitter noted that due to the removal of the service, some users may see a drop in their number of followers. The company had said that removing these inactive accounts would ensure more active and authentic followers on Twitter profiles of users.