Millions of Twitter Followers Lost After Crackdown on Fake Accounts
Prominent Twitter users have collectively lost over a million followers as a result of federal and state inquiries into fake accounts.
Entertainers, entrepreneurs, athletes, and media figures have all lost a significant number of followers. One thing they have in common is many of them bought followers from a company called Devumi.
Twitter has vowed to take action on Devumi, but declined to comment on whether or not it is purging fake accounts. Followers began to vanish after the New York Times published an article over the weekend exposing social media’s “black market.”
According to NYT, virtually all the followers provided by Devumi are fake despite…