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Twitter Announces Purge of Locked Accounts

It's the latest step from Twitter in its attempt to clean up the platform

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    Twitter users, don't despair if you see a sudden drop in followers soon.

    NBC News reports that the social media company is set to begin a purge this week of tens of millions of accounts flagged as suspicious and locked.

    Most people are set to lose less than five followers, but large accounts may experience a "more significant drop," according to a blog post from Vijaya Gadde, Twitter's head counsel.

    It's the latest step from Twitter in its attempt to clean up the platform — last week it disclosed that it can identify about 10 million potential spam accounts per week to shut them down.