Twitter deleting followers of pro-BJP?

Twitter deleting followers of pro-BJP?

In the last 24 hours or so, several pro-BJP tweeples have lost thousands of followers on Twitter. Sanjay Dixit, an IAS officer who voices pro-Hindutva views, has lost many followers. So also psephologist Pradeep Bhandari, who lost 5,000 followers in no time on Friday.

When a few of them raised concerns, saying that Twitter might actually be targeting Right Wing voices, the micro-blogging site today issued a statement.

“If we detect sudden changes in account behavior, we may lock the account and contact the owner to confirm they still have control of it. These sudden changes in account behavior could include Tweeting a large volume of unsolicited replies or mentions, Tweeting misleading links, or if a large number of accounts block the account after mentioning them,” Twitter said.

However, doubts are being expressed by those who have lost followers all of a sudden.

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