Followers api inconsistence


I see inconsistency in responses for followers/ids for @lortonix: sometimes there is id 378869479, sometimes not. This is not the only one broken users. I see same glitch for myself (@ibobrik) when @RabotaTLT blinks in my followers.

It started this week. Is it normal?


I reported this 6 months ago ( and sadly it has received no attention by Twitter. I see this inconsistencies for about 60% of my users, so I had to work around it by making an extra request to friendships/exists to verify the results. Surprisingly (and fortunately for me) that endpoint does return consistent and accurate results.

I really wish Twitter acknowledged this problem, it’s really sad to see how one of the most important features, the friendship graph, is completely broken.