Trump, Obama, Kim Kardashian And More Lose Millions Of Followers In Twitter Purge

Now that Twitter is removing millions fake and locked accounts from the social media platform, several celebrities are finding they suddenly have significantly fewer followers than they did yesterday.

According to The Wrap, President Donald Trump was among those affected, with his Twitter account about 400,000 followers lighter following the purge, resulting in a new total of 53 million.

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Trump’s predecessor was hit even harder, with Barack Obama’s Twitter account losing more than 2.5 million followers to knock the former POTUS down to a mere 101 million followers.

Also affected was social media maven Kim Kardashian, who watched her numbers fall from 60.2 million followers to 58.5 million when she shed 1.7 million followers.

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Other celebs to lose followers include Elon Musk (-200,000), Rihanna (-900,000) and Justin Bieber, who was no doubt sorry to see his numbers drop by nearly 3 million followers.

To put things in perspective, Billboard shared a list of the musicians with the largest Twitter followings, and how many followers they lost in the purge.

Britney Spears: Went from 58.3M followers on Wednesday to 56.2M followers on Thursday, losing 2.1M followers, or 3.6 per cent.

Pink: Went from 33.1M followers on Wednesday to 31.9M followers on Thursday, losing 1.2M followers, or 3.6 per cent.

Lady Gaga: Went from 79M followers on Wednesday to 76.4M followers on Thursday, losing 2.6M followers, or 3.3 per cent.

Lil Wayne: Went from 34.5M followers on Wednesday to 33.4M followers on Thursday, losing 1.1M followers, or 3.2 per cent.

Justin Bieber: Went from 107M followers on Wednesday to 104M followers on Thursday, losing 3M followers, or 2.8 per cent.

Katy Perry: Went from 110M followers on Wednesday to 107M followers on Thursday, losing 3M followers, or 2.7 per cent.

Drake: Went from 37.6M followers on Wednesday to 36.6M followers on Thursday, losing 1M followers, or 2.7 per cent.

Jennifer Lopez: Went from 45.2M followers on Wednesday to 44M followers on Thursday, losing 1.2M followers, or 2.7 per cent.

Justin Timberlake: Went from 66.1M followers on Wednesday to 64.4M followers on Thursday, losing 1.7M followers, or 2.6 per cent.

Wiz Khalifa: Went from 34.1M followers on Wednesday to 33.2M followers on Thursday, losing 900,000 followers, or 2.6 percent.

Shakira: Went from 52.1M followers on Wednesday to 50.8M followers on Thursday, losing 1.3M followers, or 2.5 per cent.

One Direction: Went from 31.5M followers on Wednesday to 30.7M followers on Thursday, losing 800,000 followers, or 2.5 per cent.

Harry Styles: Went from 32.9M followers on Wednesday to 32.1M followers on Thursday, losing 800,000 followers, or 2.4 per cent.

Louis Tomlinson: Went from 33.7M followers on Wednesday to 32.9M followers on Thursday, losing 800,000 followers, or 2.4 per cent.

Selena Gomez: Went from 57.1M followers on Wednesday to 55.8M followers on Thursday, losing 1.3M followers, or 2.3 per cent.

Taylor Swift: Went from 85.6M followers on Wednesday to 83.7M followers on Thursday, losing 1.9M followers, or 2.2 per cent.

Miley Cyrus: Went from 41.3M followers on Wednesday to 40.4M followers on Thursday, losing 900,000 followers, or 2.2 per cent.

Bruno Mars: Went from 42.9M followers on Wednesday to 42M followers on Thursday, losing 900,000 followers, or 2.1 per cent.

Alicia Keys: Went from 31M followers on Wednesday to 30.4M followers on Thursday, losing 600,000 followers, or 1.9 per cent.

Demi Lovato: Went from 57.3M followers on Wednesday to 56.3M followers on Thursday, losing 1M followers, or 1.7 per cent.

Niall Horan: Went from 40.2M followers on Wednesday to 39.5M followers on Thursday, losing 700,000 followers, or 1.7 per cent.

Ariana Grande: Went from 57.7M followers on Wednesday to 56.8M followers on Thursday, losing 900,000 followers, or 1.6 per cent.

Rihanna: Went from 89M followers on Wednesday to 88.1M followers on Thursday, losing 900,000 followers, or 1 per cent.

Liam Payne: Went from 33.1M followers on Wednesday to 32.8M followers on Thursday, losing 300,000 followers, or 0.9 per cent.

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