Twitter blocks accounts for "tweetdecking"

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In an effort to reduce spam on Twitter the company targeted accounts who sell retweets and share stolen content

Thomas Trutschel via Getty Images In an effort to reduce spam on Twitter the company targeted accounts who sell retweets and share stolen content

Under increasing pressure to eliminate spamming, Twitter announced last month that it has a new set of rules on how users and app can automate tweets. These rules were announced just to cut down on spam and stop the spreading of propaganda.

Further the report clarifies that numerous suspended accounts have got a number of followers, and the number of the followers is quite high and reaches in hundreds and thousands even some accounts have followers in millions. You will have seen such accounts if you have ever used Twitter, they're the ones that normally tweet plagiarized quotes or truisms and try to get them to go viral by mass-retweeting each other's posts.

Buzzfeed reported that numerous suspended accounts includes @Dory, @GirlPosts, @SoDamnTrue, @reiatabie, @commonwhitegiri, @teenagernotes, @finah, @holyfag, and @memeprovider. Many of these accounts had hundreds of thousands and even millions of followers.

The social media company moved to suspend a number of popular accounts with millions of followers between them, Buzzfeed reports. They gather in private Tweetdeck groups to plot out their plans to manufacture virality.

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According to Twitter's rules, violating this policy is grounds for permanent suspension.

The new rules come after revelations that over 50,000 accounts linked to Russian-backed organizations exposed almost 700,000 people to propaganda over the course of the 2016 US Presidential Election in January. Which exposed almost 700,000 people to propaganda in January over the course of the 2016 US Presidential Election.

Twitter has been cleaning up its social network in a bid to promote more genuine interaction among users which is why it has now gone after accounts that create artificially viral tweets. It's all part of the company's ongoing struggle to clean up its platform, a process that has also come to include looking for outside assistance. Twitter had previously suspended some of these accounts individually, but it is the first time that the company suspended them all en masse.

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