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The Washington Post: Twitter blocked over 70 million fake and suspicious accounts in two months

Since October 2017, the amount of account blocking has doubled.

For May and June, Twitter blocked more than 70 million fake and suspicious accounts to reduce the spread of false information within the platform. According to The Washington Post, more than a million accounts are blocked daily.

Ultimately, this can lead to a decrease in the number of users, but Twitter declined to comment on it. Earlier, Twitter’s vice-president Del Harvey said in an interview that “freedom of speech actually matters little when people do not feel protected.”

In May, the service announced changes to algorithms to track violations. According to the publication, they are connected with pressure from the US Congress because of an investigation into alleged interference by Russia in the presidential elections in the United States.

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