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Twitter to purge frozen profiles

Users to lose followers; Trump, Obama among the first hit

By ELIZABETH DWOSKIN THE WASHINGTON POST

This article was published July 12, 2018 at 2:04 a.m.

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Pedestrians using their mobile phones walk past Twitter headquarters in San Francisco.

On Wednesday, Twitter said it would begin removing large numbers of profiles that had been included in people's follower counts -- even though these profiles had been frozen by the company's security team for suspicious behavior, rendering them completely inactive for significant periods of time.

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