The world’s largest social network, Twitter suspended 70 million accounts in the past 2 months for policing its platform and stopping spam and abuse of fake accounts. The media reported, Twitter has suspended extent of fake account in last 2 months in a massive drive to stop trolls and spam.
Twitter has faced increasing pressure
Twitter has faced increasing pressure from the public to clear out bots and trolls on the platform. According to a report in the Washington Post, the crackdown on malicious activity on the Twitter platform. The crackdown on the rate of account suspensions, which came under political pressure after Congress condemned Twitter for lax regulation on foreign-controlled fake accounts to expand the false and spurious information that may impact on US politics. The post said, the company has doubled the rate of account suspensions since October, when the company lighted congressional pressure that how Russian used fake accounts to tamper in the U.S. presidential election.
Twitter founds hundreds of accounts tied to Russian operatives
The people said, one main search, was the connection between the Russian accounts and Twitter’s chronic spam problems. This problem, led company officials to argue for a bigger crackdown the company researchers found that many of the accounts used by Russian operatives were not actually created by the IRA. Already existed bots had been purchased by The IRA and were being sold on a black market. The chief executive of New Knowledge, Jonathon Morgan, said that older accounts are pricier than newly-created accounts because they are more likely to arrive Twitter’s spam filters.
Last month, Twitter announced that we are bringing in new technology and staff to fight spam and abuse and new measures to fight abuse and trolls, new policies on hateful conduct and violent extremism.
Twitter said it has been working to improve its safety and security policies, and that its “systems identified and challenged more than 9.9 million potentially spammy or automated accounts per week.”
Vice President of Twitter for trust and safety, “Del Harvey” said in an official blog post in June, we have been focusing on improving the “health of conversations” on Twitter whereby people can ensure to access to credible, relevant, and high-quality information on Twitter and try to improve trust and safety on twitter. According to post said, when testimony from Twitter, Facebook and Google revealed startling new data that’s showing many more millions of users were exposed to fake news than previously thought. That’s by the social media platform has more than doubled its crackdown rate since late last year.
The company is changing the calculus between promoting public recitation and preserving safety. Recently Twitter was able to develop the technical capabilities to target malicious behavior in this way.
But increasing Twitter’s suspensions throw into question its estimate that less than 5 percent of its active users are fake or spammy, and that less than 8.5 percent use locomotive tools that characterize the accounts as bots. Twitter introduced an internal task force, called the Internet Research Agency which looks into accounts run by the Russian troll factory, and received data from Facebook and other sources, including a threat database known as QIntel.
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