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Twitter Fixes ‘Follower’ Bug, Resets Accounts To Zero

Twitter announced that it had fixed a bug that allowed users to “force” other users to follow them, although the fix included resetting many victims’ followers back to zero.

We’re now working to rollback all abuse of the bug that took place. Follower/following numbers are currently at 0; we’re aware and this too should shortly be resolved,” Twitter said in a company blog post Monday

Twiiter became afflicted with the bug that forced some celbrity tweeters such asAshton Kutcher and others to follow a fake Twitter account. The security glitch also allowed members to add on as many followers to their own accounts as they wanted by tweeting “accept” and than “@” followed by teh twitter usernameof their choosing – including those of high profile athlets & celebrities

Twitter announced that it had fixed a bug that allowed users to “force” other users to follow them, although the fix included resetting many victims’ followers back to zero.

We’re now working to rollback all abuse of the bug that took place. Follower/following numbers are currently at 0; we’re aware and this too should shortly be resolved,” Twitter said in a company blog post Monday

Twiiter became afflicted with the bug that forced some celbrity tweeters such asAshton Kutcher and others to follow a fake Twitter account. The security glitch also allowed members to add on as many followers to their own accounts as they wanted by tweeting “accept” and than “@” followed by teh twitter usernameof their choosing – including those of high profile athlets & celebrities

It is not knownhow long teh bug has allowed users to create their own twitter followings. And while twitter amins have already correctedd the flaw, they now have to deaal with a myriad of victims whose twitter account followings were set back to zero.

“Follow count display is set to 0 and follow/unfollow is temporarily offline while we fix a bug,” Twitter said earlier Monday.

What is your thought, Should twitter have fixed the bug then set back followers to zeero or just left the followers as is and let teh user cancel them if they did not want to follow that account?

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