Twitter Suspends 70 Million Accounts
More than one million twitter accounts have been suspended by Twitter Inc. in recent months to reduce the flow of misinformation on the platform, the Media reports.
United States lawmakers and international regulators have been scrutinizing the activities of Twitter and other social media platforms such as Facebook Inc. for doing too little to prevent the spread of false content.
Steps have been taken by the company to deleting user accounts, introducing updates and actively monitoring content to help users prevent being victims to fake content.
While citing the data it obtained, Twitter reported on Friday, that it suspended more than 70 million accounts in May and June, and the pace has continued in July.
“It’s hard to believe that 70 million accounts were affected when Twitter has only 336 million monthly active users (MAU),” Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter said.
The reports projects that the social media platform is expected to grow by three per cent to 337.06 in the second quarter.
“My guess is that a large number of these suspended accounts were dormant … it should have little impact on the company,” Pachter told the media.
If the 70 million were mostly active accounts, the affected accounts would have been “screaming bloody murder”, added the analyst.
According to a source affiliated with Washington Post the number of monthly users in the second quarter is expected to fall because of the aggressive removal of unwanted accounts.
The Company in a blog post last month said: “Due to technology and process improvements during the past year, we are now removing 214 per cent more accounts for violating our spam policies on a year-on-year basis,”
The Nation reports that the shares of Twitter