"As the change went into effect, Twitter's "@Twitter" account lost 12.4 percent of its followers compared with Wednesday, the steepest drop among the top 100 accounts by followers, according to Keyhole data.
Twitter announced on Wednesday that users would see a drop in their follower accounts on Thursday as the company clamped down on "problematic" and "fake" accounts.
President Trump's (@realDonaldTrump) account plunged by about 300,000 users, from 53.4 million to 53.1 million, according to the report.
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.
He said average Twitter users will not see such a dramatic difference in their follower counts, with most people losing only about four followers or fewer. Perry, who had 110 million followers before the purge, now has 107 million followers.
Twitter said it had taken the decision due to its "ongoing and global effort to build trust". Trump remains the 18th most-followed person on Twitter.
The move is aimed at users reportedly inflating their followers on the platform with automated or fake accounts, buying the appearance of social influence to "bolster their political activism, business endeavours or entertainment careers".
Other popular accounts also lost a huge chunk, but not as much as Twitter.
While Union textiles minister Smriti Irani lost 41,280 Twitter followers, the number of followers BJP leader Subramanian Swamy lost on the platform also stood at almost 41,000.
These users are different to spam or bots, explained Gadde, because it is unclear if the original account owner still has control or access to it. Mr. Gandhi's account, @RahulGandhi, lost over 13,000 followers from 72.23 lakh on Thursday to 72.21 lakh on Friday.
Twitter said owners of accounts will not be able to log in unless they validate the accounts and reset passwords.
Obama lost more than 2 million followers - dropping from 104 million to 101 million - Thursday afternoon as the social media network continued to purge inactive and locked accounts.
Prominent people and celebrities have started noticing the drop in followership.