Twitter’s spam removal is up 214 percent compared to 2017

Twitter dropped a blog post yesterday explaining how it's currently handling malicious spam and bots. The company says that in May, its system found and questioned over 9.9 million accounts for spamming or being automated.

Twitter says it's also monitoring its APIs more strictly. During Q1 this year, it suspended more than 142,000 apps that violated rules and tweeted out over 130 million spam tweets, and kept up the momentum in the following months, removing an average of 49,000 apps each month.

Compared to last year, Twitter says it has removed 214 percent more accounts for violating spam policies. It also notes that the average number of spam reports has dropped from 25,000 a day in March to...

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