Twitter Deletes 70 Million Fake accounts in Two Months

| July 7 , 2018 , 17:41 IST

Twitter Inc. has cleared 70 million fake accounts from its database and has been suspending one million accounts on a daily basis, according to the Washington Post. Twitter has taken this step in order to promote healthy conversation and fight bots and trolls over the platform.   

In the month of May and June, twitter removed over 70 million fake accounts and is continuously erasing. That also led to a major decline in the number of monthly users in the second quarter ended last month.

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According to a blog post on Twitter on 26 June that says, "Due to technology and process improvements during the past year, we are now removing 214% more accounts for violating our spam policies on a year-on-year basis."

"At the same time, the average number of spam reports we received through our reporting flow continued to drop from an average of approximately 25,000 per day in March, to approximately 17,000 per day in May. We’ve also seen a 10% drop in spam reports from search as a result of our recent changes. These decreases in reports received means people are encountering less spam in their timeline, search, and across the Twitter product," the post reads.

Twitter is also focusing on developing machine learning tools that identify fake accounts and take action automatically and our Investment in this space of making a platform more safer giving positive impact.