Twitter Begins Obliteration Locked Accounts


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Twitter Begins Obliteration Locked Accounts

Recently Twitter announced via its official blog a new post about its last steps on its platform “Locking accounts” As part of its ongoing and global effort to build trust and encourage healthy conversation on Twitter.

Locking will depends on noticing sudden changes in the user behavior, which include tweeting a large volume of unsolicited replies or mentions, tweeting misleading links, or if a large number of accounts block the account after mentioning them. Twitter indicated that the locked accounts are different from spams or bots.

Also, Twitter mentioned that removing locked accounts from followers doesn’t impact monthly active user (MAU) or daily active user (DAU).  As the Twitter CFO Ned Segal said that removing locked accounts from follower counts will not affect the number of Twitter’s users which currently stands at 330 million.

In the other side this locking will cause a big decreasing in the number of followers displayed on many profiles that’s why Twitter said that “we understand this may be hard for some, but we believe accuracy and transparency make Twitter a more trusted service for public conversation”. And  also mentioned that the normal users will see a change of four followers or fewer, but the celebrities and public figures will experience a more significant drop.