President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto are among Kenyans who have lost a sizeable chunk of social media following, in an ongoing purge by social network giant Twitter to weed out dubious accounts.
Former President Obama lost more than 2 million followers on Twitter this week as the social platform removed inactive and locked accounts from follower counts, according to a preliminary review by The Hill.
Twitter is now clamping down on problem accounts, including all locked accounts. As a result, Twitter accounts with a large number of followers lost a significant amount of users, which, based on the estimates of social media data firm Keyhole, top 100 accounts have lost about 2 percent of their followers.
"This specific update is focused on followers because it is one of the most visible features on our service and often associated with account credibility", Vijaya Gadde, Twitter's legal, policy, and trust and safety lead, wrote in a blog post. He lost just 326,118 followers on Thursday, the day before most accounts saw a drop, and on Friday he regained 5,339 followers.
Donald Trump gives May's Brexit plan both barrels
Melania styled her hair into loose side-swept curls, adding smoky eye makeup and pink lipstick to complete the dazzling look. Trump next heads to Windsor Castle for tea with the queen, as protesters stage a mass demonstration in London .
The two were trolled on Twitter after they lost numbers.
Twitter has been under increased public scrutiny over complaints of fake and automated Twitter profiles that are spreading fake news, spamming the micro-blogging site, abusing others or impersonating people. The company culled tens of millions of suspicious accounts on Wednesday and caused some of its highest profile users to hemorrhage followers.
In a statement, Twitter said most people will see a change of four followers or fewer and that larger follower counts will experience more significant drops.
Users with locked accounts who have not reset their passwords in more than a month are not included in monthly active user (MAU) or daily active user (DAU) counts, according to news reports. By Thursday evening, the @POTUS handle had actually gained a number of followers, even though the numbers are still continuing to fluctuate a little here and there.
Cate Shortland has been hired to direct Marvel Studios' Black Widowfilm, according to The Hollywood Reporter . Johansson reportedly admired Shortland's work with Saskia Rosendahl as the lead in the WWII drama Lore .
Ontario Premier Doug Ford leaves his office at Queen's Park after meeting with Mayor John Tory in Toronto on July 9, 2018. The prospect of beer in corner stores was made by Ford as one of his campaign promises.
Schwartzenberger said there are numerous shelters in the city, some of them within minutes of the RV park. Schwartzenberger said cleanup efforts "with equipment and manpower" were in full swing Wednesday.
Lin suffered a torn patellar tendon on opening night last season, forcing him to miss the entire 2017-18 campaign. Whitehead, 23, averaged 6.3 points and 1.6 rebounds in 16 games off the Brooklyn bench last season.
You can anytime switch to the traditional QWERTY keyboard if you don't want to use the alternative communication way. You can also hear sound feed as you enter Morse code on your screen by turning on the Sound on keypress option.
A homeless man with no arms has been arrested in Miami after he stabbed a tourist with a pair of scissors, according to police. Crenshaw, who told police he acted in self-defense, was being held at Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center in Miami .
Observers are reminded to protect their eyes during a solar eclipse and should never look directly at the sun with naked eyes. When the two line up just right, the Moon obscures the entire Sun, and the skies go dark.
If you see Honey Smacks being sold at a store, you are asked to call the FDA consumer complaint coordinator in your area . This brings the total number of illnesses to 100 people since March, although the outbreak was not announced until June.
The criteria for being a male sport fan in the online domain appear to have little to do with physical attractiveness. Another Argentine referee, Horacio Elizando, refereed both the opener and the final at the 2006 World Cup .
Today, though, a Tesla spokesperson confirmed to Electrek that it did, indeed, hit the 200,000 delivery point this month. Customers will still be eligible for the full $7,500 credit for vehicles delivered on or before December 31, 2018.
A frustrated Trump has already hinted he may accept Russia's annexation of Crimea as he accepted Israel's annexation of Jerusalem. From Brussels, Trump heads to England, where May's government is in turmoil over her plans for exiting the European Union.
Napoli midfielder Jorginho has reportedly arrived in London to undergo his medical with Chelsea ahead of joining the club. Chelsea have fired manager Antonio Conte after a two-year tenure in which he won the English Premier League and FA Cup.
Reds set to sign Xherdan Shaqiri by this weekend
The Reds have made a move for the Swiss star, who is free to leave relegated Stoke if his £13m release clause is activated. In recent hours Lazio have started to look at Shaqiri as an option to replace Felipe Anderson, who is joining West Ham.
LA woman held for July 4 beating of elderly man
The elderly man was born in Mexico but is a permanent resident of the United States. "I can't walk", Rodriguez said. An eyewitness told KABC that the attack started after Rodriguez passed the woman while walking down the sidewalk.
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He's an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham's division of cardiovascular disease. Joonseok Kim , an assistant professor of cardiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham , said in a statement .
Microsoft Improves Windows Notepad
Also, when saving files, the line and column numbers will remain as they are instead of being reset to one. Shortcuts for Ctrl + Plus, Ctrl + Minus, and Ctrl + MouseWheel will all work to change the zoom setting .