Suddenly, everyone on Twitter loses all their followers

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We assume this is some crazy blip but as of 18:00 GMT, everyone on Twitter seems to have lost all their followers and the people they follow. For all accounts – even the most popular – with followers in the ‘000s the numbers have been wiped and replaced with zeros. Everything else is working – but uh?

Any explanations?

UPDATE: apparently Twitter were fixing a bug (here) that meant they had to remove the following and followers info during the maintenance work

Anna Leach

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    Follow bug discovered, remedied. 20 minutes 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.

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