I tremble bots! Confirm megapurga on Twitter; at least 70 million accounts suspended

After days of rumors about a megapurga on Twitter to give the biggest hit that has made the platform to accounts are apocryphal, the social network born in San Francisco confirmed that from today will begin to suspend and delete million of its accounts with the purpose of providing its users with real with a figure accurate and precise of followers and followed.

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According to several reports, the number of accounts suspended and it could reach 70 million, almost 20% of your user base that exceeded the $ 330 million this past April. This is not the first time that Twitter make clean, but yes it will be the most significant.

Although the number of casualties was not revealed by Twitter, yes, they spread a statement where you confirm that there will be mass casualties as part of “global efforts to build and promote conversations healthy.” It also warned that the number of followers on the accounts of several users can be lowered, in some cases significantly (eye – “influencers”).

What accounts are targeted?

The obvious answer are bots and accounts for spam, but Twitter becomes more and more specific causes to be discharged.

  • Sudden changes in the behavior of an account. Can be blocked or ask for a confirmation to the user.
  • If the combination of the e-mail and password has been published by other online services and we believe that this information may put at risk the security of the account.

How to recognize accounts spam or bots?

The accounts are spam (sometimes called accounts bot), typically exhibit a behavior with specific characteristics from the beginning, and are becoming more predictable by the systems of Twitter, which allows them to use their new technology to suspend them automatically.

The users and spam bots are distinguished by the sudden change in their behavior. Many times tend to tweet a large number of responses or references unsolicited, Tweet links wrong, or if a large number of users to block the account after being referred by her.

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