We received reports today from people who noticed that the number of following and followers on their Twitter account went to 0. Don’t fret, (there’s a remedy) we got to the bottom of it and here’s what Twitter just reported a bit ago..
We identified and resolved a bug that permitted a user to “force” other users to follow them. 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.
Update (10:18 AM PST): Of note: protected updates did not become public as a result of this bug.
A special thanks goes out to Dog for being the first one to alert us of the problem that now appears to be fixed. Thank you everyone for alerting us of the problem you were having on Twitter.
Watching out for you, one tweet at a time -Twitter WatchDog