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Katy Perry was one of the biggest losers in the Great Twitter Follower Purge of 2018, losing about 2.8 million followers overnight.
I don't see how losing thousands or hundreds of thousands of followers should upset anyone if they are not real followersthe phrase "all things being equal" comes to mind.
The *appearance* of presence is the single most obvious dynamic on Twitter. Big numbers is power. Big numbers increases street cred. Big numbers equals credibility (in Twitter terms.)
in the last few days our follower count is going up by the thousands per day - and I have no idea why.The bots are just replacing those purged. Twitter will delete them again in the next maintenance. This cycle has been repeating itself for a couple years.