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To give an example of how steep the drops are, xQc, one of the most popular streamers on the platform, has lost a total of around 2.2 million followers and has dropped from 8.1 million to 5.9 million, according to a report by Engadget . Another streamer, Chance “Sodapoppin” Morris, reportedly lost 2.8 million followers, a 45% decrease in his total followers. On the other hand, some streamers have also picked up in the last week.
The Bots You are accused of causing “view-botting” and “follow-botting”. Both are responsible for increasing the number of viewers and followers on a given account. Increasing the number of followers and viewers increases the likelihood that a particular channel will be recognized as a popular channel on the streaming platform. While Twitter intends to take criminal action against the viewer bot sellers on the platform, it has also said it will not “punish users who are victims of bot attacks”.