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.
Tesla loses U.S. subsidies as it hits 200,000 sales mark
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.
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.
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.
Only one nominations category is all-white, and in three categories minority actors account for more than half the nominees. If Legend wins, he'll join the rarified club of "EGOT" performers who've won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony.
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 .
La Blaugrana paid Lenglet's full €35m release clause after failing to negotiate a lower fee for the France worldwide . Barca now have four centre-backs in their ranks with Gerard Pique, Samuel Umtiti and Thomas Vermaelen.
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.
He also added that the new protections policy has helped Twitter to prevent more than 50,000 fake signups per day. Twitter said owners of accounts will not be able to log in unless they validate the accounts and reset passwords.
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.
The storm continued to spin off the Carolina coastline before becoming a hurricane July 10, when it began to track northeastward. Radio Amateurs of Canada ( RAC ) has reiterated a call to Canadian radio amateurs to keep a close watch on Hurricane Chris .
However, the commissaries retrospectively handed Dumoulin his 20 second time penalty pushing him further down the standings. After the race, Martin admitted that he had gone for it a bit early but it was a risk he felt that was worth taking.
The Kings selected Thomas in the second round (60th overall) in the 2011 draft out of the University of Washington. He was an All-Star in both 2015-16 and 2016-17, averaging 25.5 points and 6.1 points in those seasons combined.
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 .
Nets trade Jeremy Lin to the Hawks
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.
Childish Gambino and 'Atlanta' Nominated for Four 2018 Emmys
Other nominees in the category include Jason Bateman (" Ozark "), Ed Harris (" Westworld ") and Matthew Rhys (" The Americans "). In the comedy categories, hip-hop themed FX show " Atlanta " is up against Amazon's ( AMZN.O ) " The Marvelous Mrs.
Chelsea announce Antonio Conte departure
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.
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 .