Suspending fake accounts to impact Twitter’s growth

Washington, July 7: To counter the spread of misinformation on its platform, Twitter is suspending over one million fake and suspicious accounts a day which may further hit its already-stalled users’ growth, the media reported. According to The Washington Post, the rate of account suspensions has more than doubled since October when the micro-blogging platform revealed to US Congress how the Russians used fake accounts to manipulate the 2016 presidential election. More than 70 million accounts were suspended in May and June, the report said on Friday. Twitter currently has nearly 330 million monthly active users (MAUs). Removing accounts could lead to a drop in the number of MAUs in the second quarter, claimed the report. (IANS)