Twitter says it purges more than 1 million spam accounts daily


Twitter removes more than 1 million spam accounts each day, providing new insight into efforts to reduce harmful automated bots as billionaire Elon Musk revealed more details to the social media company, officials told reporters at a briefing on Thursday. has demanded.

After the briefing, Musk threatened to halt a $44 billion deal to buy Twitter unless the company showed evidence that spam and bot accounts accounted for less than 5 percent of users who see ads on the social media service.

Musk previously tweeted that one of his biggest priorities after acquiring Twitter is to “defeat spam bots or die trying”.

On a conference call, the company reiterated that spam accounts were less than 5 percent of users who are advertised to, a figure that has remained unchanged in public filings since 2013.

Twitter said human reviewers manually check thousands of Twitter accounts at random and use a combination of public and private data to calculate and report the proportion of spam and bot accounts on the service to shareholders.

The company said it does not believe such accounts can be computed externally because it would require personal information, but declined to comment on the type of data it would provide to Musk.

— Reuters

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