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Fri Feb 9, 2018, 10:25 PM

My Twitter account just unfollowed 1,500 people

Last edited Sat Feb 10, 2018, 08:25 AM - Edit history (2)

Out of the blue. Has anyone else ever heard of this happening? I was hacked last month and lost two years worth of followers in the blink of an eye. Twitter support didn't do squat about it either.


Update, my follow count was down to 9 last night, this morning they are all back. So weird, in the four years and 3 different accounts, I have never seen anything like it.

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Response to dewsgirl (Original post)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 10:27 PM

1. Bots anyone with a number trail after a name and a cute woodsy picture

I've been clearing mine

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Response to Historic NY (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 10:29 PM

2. Since I was hacked last month I have been very careful about who follows me and who I follow, I've

Been blocking and reporting all suspected bots.

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 10:34 PM

5. I tend to block a lots more accounts thna I follow....

I ck out tweets made in the past, don't accept commercial accounts, etc.

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Response to dewsgirl (Original post)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 10:31 PM

3. Might be a good time to bury your Twitter account 6 ft. under.

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Response to democratisphere (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 10:34 PM

4. 😢😢😢

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 10:35 PM

6. What happened when you were hacked....what did they do? nt

 

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Response to Kirk Lover (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 11:11 PM

9. When I was hacked the first time, I went to sign in

And it wouldn't let me, it kept sending me in a circles when I was trying to contact them. When they responded within a couple hours, it was a generic statement that I needed to change my username and password, which I had done about 10 times. Then one of my followers sent me a message, asking if I unfollowed them, I was so glad my social media notifications go to my email, and I finally had an idea about whay was happening. The only thing that happened before is I was being followed by a flood of soft porn accounts, I don't follow anyone like that. Since then, I know to block and report each of them.

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Response to dewsgirl (Original post)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 10:38 PM

7. Cut the cord with social media...it isn't safe

and you know it!

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #7)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 11:22 PM

11. DU would be considered social media. lol

 

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Reply #11)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 11:31 PM

12. Yes, this is a Deep State organization

but don't tell anyone. Ssshhhhhh.....our secret.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #12)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 11:34 PM

13. This site was important enough to hack last November

 

They already know your 'secret'.

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Reply #13)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 11:38 PM

14. Their video is a classic...

cheesy Eastern European metal circa 1989.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #14)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 11:48 PM

15. I filmed a 3 min version for Twitter the day it happened.

 

Very strange shit.

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Response to dewsgirl (Original post)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 10:39 PM

8. Twitter is wrecking our democracy. Boycott it until they figure out how not to do that.

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Response to dewsgirl (Original post)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 11:22 PM

10. You can go to this site to see which accounts unfollowed you

 

https://www.crowdfireapp.com/

If the accounts have been deleted or put on probation by Twitter then you will see an "Account restricted" header across the middle/timeline part of the user's page.

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Reply #10)

Sat Feb 10, 2018, 08:33 AM

16. Thank you, useful tool. I didn't lose any followers, my account

Unfollowed all of the people I follow, except for 9 of them. Weirdest thing they are all back this morning.

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