Virat Kohli likely to lose followers on Twitter after massive crackdown

Virat Kohli will not be the only Indian celebrity facing this problem.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli’s “I am quiet” gesture during 3rd Test in Mohali in 2016. (Photo Source: Hindustan Times)

Team India skipper Virat Kohli is one of the most popular cricketers in the world. He is also a big face in the world of brand marketing. The ace Indian batsman has a huge fan base and he enjoys a big pool of followers on almost every social media site that he has an account on. Much to his disappointment, he is likely to lose out on a lot of followers on the micro blogging site Twitter. This will be because of the massive crackdown that Twitter in planning to take on the fake accounts.

It is not a new fact that there are a plethora of fake accounts on the social media. In the recent times, the social media sites have been under the scanner as the chief sources of fake news reports. Many believe that the fake accounts, or the ‘bots’ as the jargon goes, is the prime reason behind the spreading of the fake accounts. In order to curb these accounts from spreading false news, Twitter has initiated a move to identify and delete the fake accounts.

Celebs noticing the falling number of followers

As a result of the crackdown, Virat Kohli will not be the only Indian celebrity facing this problem. Other big names including Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi, politician Rahul Gandhi, actor Amitabh Bachchan and many more will also be impacted. Recently, Amitabh Bachchan had noticed the number of followers reduce in his account and had exclaimed his unhappiness over it. The reports in the IndianExpress suggest that a big name like Rahul Gandhi has almost 36 per cent of fake followers.

“T 2599 – TWITTER!!!?? You reduced my number of followers!!??HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!! thats a joke time to get off from you. thank you for the ride. there are many ‘other’ fish in the sea – and a lot more exciting !!” Amitabh Bachchan had written in his tweet.

“Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is the third most followed politician on Twitter, has 23 per cent fake followers, it claims. Out of the 43 million followers that PM Modi has, over 33 million are real accounts, according to its audit which was updated a week ago. In comparison, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi has 36 per cent fake followers. For Gandhi, while, 4,407, 383 out of his 7 million followers are real, over 2 million accounts are fake. US President Donald Trump who has over 51 million followers, has 86 per cent “real” followers, according to the audit,” the reports suggest.

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