Twitter loses 9 million users amid bot crackdown

Twitter loses 9 million users amid bot crackdown

October 25, 2018

Via: The Verge

Twitter’s monthly user count took another hit last quarter, diving by 9 million users amid an ongoing crackdown meant to rid the platform of bots, spam, and other problematic accounts. The company’s monthly user base fell from 335 million last quarter to 326 million this quarter, marking the second quarter in a row of declines.

The decline wasn’t unexpected. Twitter said last month that it had begun wiping out bad accounts far more rapidly. And the company warned that it could lose “mid-single-digit millions” more in the coming months, due to new technology that helped spot bad actors and prevent them from getting on the platform in the first place. Evidently, Twitter ended up wiping out more bad accounts than it added real accounts. (Or it lost some real ones, too.)

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