President Donald Trump — and millions of other devoted Twitter users — are about to lose some followers.
Twitter announced on Wednesday that it would begin purging suspicious and dormant accounts from users’ follower counts.
It’s the latest step Twitter is taking to clean up its platform and promote what CEO Jack Dorsey calls “conversational health.”
Twitter users should see their follower counts decrease this week. The typical user will lose fewer than five followers, while large accounts could experience a “more significant drop,” Vijaya Gadde, Twitter’s head counsel, said in a blog post.
“Followercounts are a visible feature, and we want everyone to have confidence that the numbers are meaningful and accurate,” Gadde said.