Twitter to shut down suspended accounts evaders

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Twitter to shut down suspended accounts evaders

Twitter is shutting down accounts of those who have tried to evade their account suspension. It had suspended accounts of those who resorted to abusive behavior. However, such users had set up another account using different login credentials. These accounts have been running without any restriction till now.

The company has been under criticism for the flow of disinformation, bots, and abuse on its service. It has been focusing on suspending account with misconduct. It had suspended as many as 70 million accounts between the months of May and June, and was continuing in July at the same pace, as claimed by The Washington Post.

But how can Twitter identify and stop such accounts

A question comes up, how can Twitter identify if the same person has returned on it? It is still unclear as the tweet in this context by twitter vas vague. Current scenario is that banned users simply create a new account using a new email address and then continue to tweet. Twitter’s simplistic approach to make sure banned users don’t come back hasn’t work till now. It used information like the email, phone and IP address to identify them, which is easily manipulated by users.

Twitter might adopt the Smyte’s anti-abuse system to track such accounts. Twitter had praised Smyte’s proactive anti-abuse technology and said it is likely to implement them.

Twitter’s fan following has already seen a downfall

Twitter’s user base has been on a decline in recent times. Many users will be affected by this new ban. This will further reduce their active user count. So the impact this action will have on Twitter’s currently stagnant user numbers is a concerning thought for twitter.

“This is a step we’re taking to further refine our work and close existing gaps we identified,” a spokesperson said. “This is specifically targeting those previously suspended for abusive behaviour. Nothing to share on amount of accounts impacted since this work will remain ongoing, not just today.”

Published: August 21, 2018
Last updated: March 1, 2024


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