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Twitter suspended 70 million accounts this year for being manipulative

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The Jakarta Post

-  /  Sat, December 8, 2018  /  09:06 pm
Twitter suspended 70 million accounts this year for being manipulative

Twitter is encouraging users to report violations to help.twitter.com/forms. (Shutterstock/BigTunaOnline / Shutterstock.com)

Social networking platform Twitter suspended 70 million accounts this year, said the company's country industry head for Indonesia and Malaysia, Dwi Ardiansah, on Wednesday.

Speaking at a press conference in Jakarta, Dwi said those accounts were suspended because they were considered to be manipulative.

“We are filtering accounts that advocate violent behavior,” Dwi said as quoted by Antara, adding that Twitter had a specific algorithm to classify certain acts as violent.

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This action is a follow-up to Twitter’s acquisition of Smyte, a startup that handles online hate speech, spam and security issues, back in June. 

Twitter also encourages its users to report violations on help.twitter.com/forms. On the site, users can also get detailed information about suspended, locked and hacked accounts.

“A team from Twitter will determine whether the reported act is a violation,” Dwi explained. (iru/kes)

 

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