Hassan took to Twitter today to discuss the reason why you might notice a difference in your Twitch follower count. In the message he stated they are cleaning up inactive or banned users. If you see a loss of follower count in the next 2-3 weeks, do not be alarmed. Their goal is to make sure that you have the most accurate follower count and that Twitch gets rid of the fake accounts.
Below is the official statement from Hassan.
“Folks have been messaging me confused about what’s going on with their follower numbers on Twitch. I figured I would just make this post to let you guys know that everything is going to be fine. We’re always looking out for your best interest.
I know you guys are wondering why you’re looking Socialblade and seeing a dip in follower numbers. Well, there’s a really good reason for this.
Over the last 2 weeks different teams at Twitch have been making it a priority to clean out any type of invalid accounts (banned accounts, bots, etc). There’s such a massive amount of users on Twitch and this is something that will take time to do, so if you continue to see dips, over the next 2-3 weeks, please don’t be alarmed. The goal here is to make sure that you have the most accurate follower count and we get rid of these phony accounts.”