Many many users were complaining of having their accounts locked and that they were losing followers automatically.
A hashtag #TwitterPurge was assigned to monitor how many people were affected.
So Twitter today is locking accounts again!
😂😂 We are losing followers as well.
— TREVOR (@trevorprosper) December 18, 2017
I lost all my followers and my pics and vids. 😭😭😭😭😭
— BackByPopularDemand (@K_Supreme_rsa) December 18, 2017
I lost 400 followers what is happening bf2
— RSAVelaphi🇿🇦 (@RSAVelaphi) December 18, 2017
My following is back but lost 2000 followers. Oh well much love to twitter 😂
— 🔥FOLLOW HELP VIP🔥 (@Harrys1DEmpire) December 18, 2017
Are you losing your Twitter Followers?
— Pye Waw (@pyewaw) December 18, 2017
Lost 3k+ in 2 days!!!!
— Andy (@iiitsJustAndy) December 18, 2017
Is It Just Me Or Twitter Is Actually Reducing Followers For People?
— Hypekid HK™ (@HypekidHK) December 18, 2017
My apologies to my followers, my account was locked and I did lose most of you who I was following. Sorry. Kindly I will follow back. Sincerely @NyoikeTj
— Tobias (@NyoikeTj) December 18, 2017