The administration of the microblogging service Twitter in the fight against fake accounts to start mass deletion of suspicious pages.
The leadership of the social network Twitter has decided to remove the suspicious accounts to the number of subscribers was “meaningful and accurate”, according to a company blog.
Twitter noted that for many years has blocked the accounts, the behaviour of which was observed a sharp change. The owners of these profiles could not log in until then, until you reset your password or have not confirmed that indeed own the account.
“This week we are going to remove a locked profile from the counter of the number of subscribers,” said the company.
Most users will lose up to four followers, with popular bloggers lost more subscribers. “We understand that it can be hard for some, but we believe that the accuracy and openness will make Twitter a more reliable service for public discussions”, – said in the social network.
Among the reasons due to which account may be treated as a suspicious, Twitter took the publication of misleading links, many falling into the black list and too frequent mentions of other users.
We will remind, Twitter for may and June has blocked more than 70 million accounts suspected of spreading false information.
The social network decided to introduce the procedure of mandatory confirmation of accounts via e-mail and phone number.
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