Twitter has been suspending more than 1 million accounts per day in recent months in an effort to fight against manipulation on social media and fake accounts, the Washington Post reported. The rate of account suspensions doubled since October when it was revealed before the Congress how Russia used fake accounts to meddle in the US presidential elections in 2016.
According to the data Twitter provided to the Post, the company suspended more than 70 million accounts in May and June and continued the pace in July.
The mass suspension may impact Twitter’ monthly user numbers for the second quarter, a person familiar with the situation told the Post. Twitter declined to comment on a possible decline in its user base.