Twitter suspended 58M accounts in 2017 Q4 – report

Social networking service Twitter suspended at least 58 million accounts in the last three months of 2017 in an effort to improve “information quality” of its service and fight malicious and suspicious accounts following reports of Russia’s meddling in the 2016 US elections, AP reported.

According to the report, suspensions rose over the last quarter of 2017 with Twitter shutting down around 15 million accounts last October and more than 25 million in December in the wake of reports that Moscow used Twitter and other social media networks to influence 2016 campaign.

Earlier this month, Washington Post reported that Twitter suspended more than 70 million accounts in May and June.


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