Skip to comments.Twitter is sweeping out fake accounts like never before, putting user growth at risk
Posted on 07/07/2018 11:58:47 AM PDT by yesthatjallen
Twitter has sharply escalated its battle against fake and suspicious accounts, suspending more than 1 million a day in recent months, a major shift to lessen the flow of disinformation on the platform, according to data obtained by The Washington Post.
The rate of account suspensions, which Twitter confirmed to The Post, has more than doubled since October, when the company revealed under congressional pressure how Russia used fake accounts to interfere in the U.S. presidential election. Twitter suspended more than 70 million accounts in May and June, and the pace has continued in July, according to the data.
The aggressive removal of unwanted accounts may result in a rare decline in the number of monthly users in the second quarter, which ended last week, according to a person familiar with the situation who was not authorized to speak. Twitter declined to comment on a possible decline in its user base.
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I wonder how many of these fake accounts are just real conservatives that Twitter wants off their site.
Twitter has aggressively throttle my follower growth. I have 33,000 folowers. Last month I only added 50, after a lot of work.
My exact thought too.
Just glad I’m not a shareholder.
I twittered to John Brennan, “John when you go to jail, would you rather I send you Vaseline or Condoms?”. I was banned from Twitter within Five-Minutes, how is that possible, unless Twitter allows Brennan to not only block people but Ban them entirely for Twitter?
Do CNN, NY Times, etc count as fake accounts?
I wonder if they are covering up for Obama and Hillary.
I think it’s covering for the uniparty period. And not just in the US.
They put you in jail if they don’t like your politics. Your tweets go nowhere. It’s like the gutter in bowling. I quit the damn place.
> I wonder how many of these fake accounts are just real conservatives that Twitter wants off their site.
Based on what I’ve seen through third party sites... a LOT of them.
Yeah, that'll get you booted off for sure.
I had my first account up to 4,000 followers when I got bored and strayed off my safe Twitter reservation for a day or two.
That account is suspended & gone now.
I wandered off the safe area today and tweeted to a couple of Lefties about Mark Coleman & Jim Jordan being the same age (both born in 1964) after they were angrily tweeting about how Jordan wasn't protecting these defenseless young men (Coleman was a collegiate heavyweight champion - a "shrinking violet", to be sure).
Cover for their scrubbing of the very real #WalkAway movement?
A HUGE portion of twitter accounts are fakes or bots.
The Soros orgs alone have literally millions of the spam bots.
Read the David Brock blueprint just posted today.
His group convinced Twitter and FB to throttle “alt-right fake news” accounts and provided lists of users to ban, suspend, shadowban, etc.
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