Obama loses 2 million of his fake Twitter followers

Obama loses 2 million of his fake Twitter followers

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(INTELLIHUB) — Former President Barack Obama lost 2 million of his fake bought and paid for Twitter followers on Thursday with the social media giant’s recent crackdown on fake account.

The bombshell report came out of the Daily Beast:

At press time, the Twitter purge had cost Obama 2,346,119 followers, or more than two percent of his audience on the site. With more than 101 million remaining followers, Obama remains the third most-followed person on the site, a few million followers behind singers Katy Perry and Justin Bieber.

Other major political accounts were also hit by the purge, with President Trump losing 325,038 followers so far, a 0.7-percent decrease. As the first day of the Twitter purge wrapped up, Trump had more than 53 million followers left.

The purge has begun.

Social media now being used by police and intelligence agencies to collect biometrics