It is reported that Twitter is stepping up its fight against counterfeit accounts, suspending more than 1 million accounts a day in recent months.
This is more than double the number of suspended accounts in October, when the company in social networks was under the pressure of lawmakers to deal with Russia's interference, reports The Washington Post on Friday. According to the Post, in May and June, more than 70 million Twitter accounts were suspended, and the company continued to struggle with this rate in July.
In response to a request for comments, Twitter sent CNET to a blog post from last week, which says, in particular, that Twitter "now eliminates 214 percent more bills for breaking our spam policies year on year." The company also reported that the average number of spam reports that were received fell from about 25,000 per day in March to 17,000 per day in May. New protections "have already helped us to prevent more than 50,000 spam registrations per day," the report said.
Deletion of accounts on this scale can lead to a drop in the number of active users per month in the second quarter, "said a person familiar with this issue. A Twitter spokesperson told CNET that a letter from Q1's shareholder confirms that his "ongoing efforts to ensure the quality of information" along with other factors affect the number of active users per month (MAU).
"MAU can continue to have a negative impact on future periods thanks to our ongoing efforts to ensure the quality of information, GDPR and other operational solutions," the letter said.
Twitter's efforts to combat abusive bots and trolls are occurring, as the company is engaged in revelations that the social troll accounts associated with the Russian community have affected the results of the presidential election in 2016 in the US. Russian bots shared tweets of Donald Trump almost 470,000 times between September 1 and November 15, 2016, and reelected candidate Hillary Clinton less than 50,000 times, Twitter told Congressional investigators in January.