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Modi loses nearly 3 lakh followers, Rahul Gandhi 17,000 after Twitter crackdown on fake accounts

Prime News, National (New Delhi), July 14:- As Twitter began sanitising its platform by removing inactive and locked accounts, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday lost nearly 300,000 followers while Congress Party President Rahul Gandhi lost over 17,000 followers.

The number of Modi`s followers went down to 43.1 million from 43.4 million.

According to SocialBlade.com that tracks the number of Twitter followers on a daily basis, Modi`s personal Twitter handle (@narendramodi) lost 2,84,746 followers.

The official handle (@PMOIndia) lost 140,635 followers.

Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) has lost 17,503 followers while Congress leader Shashi Tharoor lost 1,51,509 followers.

The micro-blogging platform was yet to come up with an official statement on this.

Twitter earlier this week announced it will remove locked accounts — which are disabled owing to suspicious activity — from follower counts across profiles globally.

The move is likely to affect high-profile users the most. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).

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