Today, we all woke up to the news of Amitabh Bachchan threatening to quit Twitter after accusing the organisation of lessening the number of his followers. However, it seems like Bachchan is not the only person whose following has taken a hit. In a bid to remove fake accounts on the micro-blogging site, more than a million follower of a dozen prominent users has been significantly reduced, a report by New York Times stated. Of late, the micro-blogging site has been subjected to ever increasing scrutiny with respect to its fake accounts and the shadowy firms that hawk fake followers. Also Read - List of People NOT Invited to Varun Dhawan-Natasha Dalal's Wedding in Alibaug on Sunday

Apart from regular users, even entrepreneurs, celebrities and athletes have fallen victim to this issue. Many of these celebs bought Twitter followers or artificial engagement from a company named Devumi. On Saturday, Twitter reportedly decided to take action against Devumi for their abuse of the micro-blogging site’s platform but the company declined to respond if they were responsible for the latest mass account deletion. Among those who are affected by the mass account deletion include actor John Leguizamo, American Idol singer Clay Aiken, and British businesswoman and Twitter board member Martha Lane Fox. (ALSO READ : Amitabh Bachchan Quits Twitter After The Micro Blogging Site Reduces His Followers?) Also Read - Twitter Suspends Account of Iranian Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei For Tweet Against Trump

On its part, even Twitter did not give out a statement on whether it is cleansing fake accounts from the platform. However, on Saturday, the company said that, “the tactics used by Devumi on our platform and others as described by today’s NYT article violate our policies and are unnacceptable to us. We are working to stop them and any companies like them.” Twitter’s decided to run this campaign against bots after law enforcement officials and federal law makers in two states are scrutinizing  Devumi, where several websites sell fake followers or indulge in unreal engagement on Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram and other social media platforms. Also Read - 'Your Voice Will Live Forever': Bhajan Singer Narendra Chanchal Dies at 80, Heartfelt Condolences Pour in