Here are the top 50 losers from the Twitter Purge

Here are the top 50 losers from the Twitter Purge

In an effort to increase confidence in follower counts, Twitter has been locking the accounts of users that have suspicious activity – like tweeting high volumes of spam or misleading links. These locked accounts are then removed from follower counts across the platform.

“In most cases, these accounts were created by real people but we cannot confirm that the original person who opened the account still has control and access to it,” Vijaya Gadde, the Legal, Policy, and Trust & Safety Lead at Twitter wrote.

The follower purge began about 72 hours ago and slowly affected users all across the site. Celebrities like Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, and Taylor Swift have all lost millions. Politicians, athletes, brands, and everyone in between lost followers. Even the CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, wasn’t immune.

More than 2,600 accounts lost over 100,000 followers, and nearly 100 accounts lost over 1 million followers.

The top 50 losers by total followers lost? Take a look:

Rank Username Total Followers Lost Followers % Change
1st Twitter 55,093,707 -7,760,373 -12.35%
2nd Oceaanfietser 1,150,646 -3,904,103 -77.24%
3rd AdelAliBinAli 2,685,889 -3,509,553 -56.65%
4th Angelluisr 1,474,834 -3,477,062 -70.22%
5th dumbassgenius 1,075,289 -3,472,118 -76.35%
6th katyperry 106,796,105 -2,818,942 -2.57%
7th DRJAMESCABOT 1,219,694 -2,797,122 -69.64%
8th VigilanteArtist 650,720 -2,744,373 -80.83%
9th justinbieber 104,021,817 -2,697,920 -2.53%
10th DavidKWilliams 1,225,782 -2,579,814 -67.79%
11th ladygaga 76,454,950 -2,509,831 -3.18%
12th BarackObama 101,277,970 -2,355,564 -2.27%
13th BIGMONEYMIKE6 643,811 -2,333,137 -78.37%
14th taylorswift13 83,242,071 -2,323,830 -2.72%
15th patrickabrar 1,015,744 -2,299,917 -69.37%
16th D_Copperfield 1,102,091 -2,263,084 -67.25%
17th rihanna 86,761,620 -2,248,807 -2.53%
18th 6BillionPeople 2,471,369 -2,157,607 -46.61%
19th BRUNOIERULLO 1,272,671 -2,136,600 -62.67%
20th britneyspears 56,169,538 -2,087,549 -3.58%
21st TheEllenShow 76,065,633 -2,022,200 -2.59%
22nd YouTube 70,363,781 -2,005,975 -2.77%
23rd BurakTorunResmi 1,091,686 -1,910,504 -63.64%
24th jtimberlake 64,252,470 -1,805,406 -2.73%
25th elmorenomichael 1,400,664 -1,768,075 -55.80%
26th KimKardashian 58,495,516 -1,746,608 -2.90%
27th drangelocarbone 899,639 -1,736,295 -65.87%
28th REALDIEGOVALDEZ 713,919 -1,673,586 -70.10%
29th nicekieran2Ol7 319,890 -1,640,772 -83.68%
30th bonnovanderputt 533,637 -1,606,962 -75.07%
31st AlbertoCiurana 1,233,738 -1,605,185 -56.54%
32nd ERNESTZorro 782,713 -1,601,771 -67.17%
33rd MixMastaKing 2,890,419 -1,600,917 -35.64%
34th _SherozKhan 306,891 -1,584,135 -83.77%
35th PopWrapped 595,398 -1,570,160 -72.51%
36th economic2112 463,060 -1,536,580 -76.84%
37th AlaattinCAGIL 1,618,811 -1,531,621 -48.62%
38th MShaharyan 321,558 -1,518,276 -82.52%
39th NVPMexico 795,322 -1,504,533 -65.42%
40th rssaha 333,983 -1,489,893 -81.69%
41st pauldarbos 394,988 -1,477,832 -78.91%
42nd SeanMaxwell 575,251 -1,474,642 -71.94%
43rd tkfjsrks 714,496 -1,442,025 -66.87%
44th instagram 37,339,908 -1,440,469 -3.71%
45th Oprah 41,294,277 -1,437,088 -3.36%
46th paulatooths 507,634 -1,436,929 -73.89%
47th DrSophy 625,299 -1,434,742 -69.65%
48th YESBANK 1,847,302 -1,428,287 -43.60%
49th Tyga 5,482,774 -1,426,989 -20.65%
50th philstockworld 493,040 -1,366,296 -73.48%