The report says: Twitter Suspending 1 Million Accounts in Fight Against Disinformation
According to the report, Twitter has been stepping up its fight against the fake and disinformation accounts by suspending almost 1 million accounts in a day during the recent months.
The Washington Post reported on Friday that in October there is more than twice number of account suspensions against the fake accounts. However, some social media company was in under pressure from the lawmakers to fight the Russian meddling. The data which is obtained by the Post have shown that more than 70 million of the Twitter accounts were suspended in May and June of this year, and still, the company has been continuing to crack down these rates into July.
Last week, Twitter explained in a blog post that now the Twitter is removing 214 percent more accounts for violating the spam policies on a yearly basis. The company also stated that the standard number of spam reports is received dropped around 25,000 a day in March to around 17,000 a day in May of this year. Some new protections have helped us in preventing more than 50,000 spammy was sign-ups per day.
However, removing accounts at the scale which could also lead to a drop in the numbers of the monthly active users in the second quarter of the year. A Twitter representative told in a post that the company’s Q1 shareholder letter recognizes that it’s an ongoing information quality effort, along with some other factors which were directly impacting the number of monthly active users that is MAU.
Thus, the MAU might continue to be negatively impacted in the future periods only due to the ongoing information quality efforts, sometime due to the GDPR, and some other operational decisions.
Therefore, the Twitter’s will also effort to combat the abusive trolls and bots that comes as the deal of the company with some disclosures that the Russian-linked social media troll accounts and some time which might have impacted the outcome of 2016 US presidential election. The Russian bots have shared Donald Trump’s tweets to almost 470,000 times in between Sept. 1 to Nov. 15, 2016, and also retweeted the candidate Hillary Clinton almost 50,000 times, Twitter said to the congressional investigators in January.