Pakistani influencers lose thousands of followers after Twitter cracked down against locked accounts

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Twitter made an announcement on Wednesday, as we also reported yesterday that Twitter is letting go of locked accounts and hence locked accounts will no longer be included in people’s follower numbers.

Locked accounts are basically those accounts that Twitter froze but did not delete because it identified quick changes in user behavior such as tweeting a lot of unwanted replies or posting links as well as being blocked by many accounts after mentioning them

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Pakistani celebrity Twitter users with massive followers also experienced the same decrease. Here are the most prominent Pakistani celebrities on Twitter and the number of followers they lost.

Umar Saif

Chairman PITB, Umar Saif lost a whopping 200k followers. Before the crackdown his followers’ count was 295K but now it stands at 80K only. There can be two reasons for that either fake accounts were bought to increase the user base, or the media team of PITB instead of doing the right ad campaign awarded it to some agency which was managing fake accounts.

Hamza Ali Abbasi

Well, Hamza Ali Abbasi, the most active and sometimes, no actually most of the times, a controversial social media figure lost 7.5k followers and now has 1.59 M followers.

Maryam Nawaz

Maryam lost 30k followers and this small figure is quite unexpected as the followers she has, are touching a figure of 5 M.

Shoaib Malik

Shoaib Malik, the most favorite and admired cricketer of Pakistan lost 138k followers which seems like quite a big loss. But worry not, he still has 1.7M followers.

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari

Bilawal did not experience any major loss in this crackdown against frozen accounts, to be honest. He only lost 17k followers and now has 2.74 M avid followers

Amir Khan

Well, the world champion in boxing got 123k followers knocked out from his list which I would definitely call a big loss for the celeb and now he has 2.2M followers.

Reham Khan

Reham Khan, who just released her book today lost just 9k followers which is quite a small figure as compared to the expected loss she could have experienced considering the hate she was experiencing after her book got published.

Written by Ammara Saleem
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