Twitter Ban Hammers 70 Million Accounts In Clean Up Sweep

Fake news has plagued the likes of Facebook, Twitter and others from the past year. Twitter is now stepping up the game to combat this menace as well as robot accounts. Approximately 274,460 accounts were suspended in the last six months of 2017 and more than 70 million accounts have been shut in May and June and 1 million accounts are axed every day, according to the figures given by Daily Mail. While different reports provide a massive number of reasons behind this very action of Twitter, ranging from bulk tweeting and duplicate accounts to world politics and White House, this is what the company's Public Policy Wing wrote in a post:
We continue to see the positive, significant impact of years of hard work making our site an undesirable place for those seeking to promote terrorism, resulting in this type of activity increasingly shifting away from Twitter.
Twitter currently has some 336 million active users. It obviously will face severe user number drop due to this move however their policies on paper are making an impact on overall revenue growth. From where it was last year looking for buyers to where it is now, the social network is now actually profitable for the second time ever. The net income was $61 million in Q1 2018 which shows CEO Jack Dorsey's moves to restructure Twitter are actually paying off.

Have you noted any difference in Twitter since the last year? Is the fake news controlled? How much do you think this cleanup drive will support their cause? Share your views in the comments section below.

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Tehreem Farooqi is a freelance writer and a Software Engineering student at National University of Science and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan. Follow her on LinkedIn.

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