Tweetdecking: Twitter suspends several accounts

Mindy Sparks
March 12, 2018

These rules were announced just to cut down on spam and stop the spreading of propaganda. However, Twitters recent move is big considering the number of accounts that have been suspended. According to BuzzFeed, Twitter targeted some of these accounts because they are known for "tweetdecking", a practice where multiple accounts are used in mass-retweeting each other's posts.

Buzzfeed reported that numerous suspended accounts includes @Dory, @GirlPosts, @SoDamnTrue, @reiatabie, @commonwhitegiri, @teenagernotes, @finah, @holyfag, and @memeprovider. These all accounts have violated the company's new spam policies.

Several of these accounts were very popular with hundreds of thousands or even millions of followers.

To comply with its own rules, Twitter updated Tweetdeck to remove the ability to retweet or like messages through several accounts simultaneously.

This is seemingly no longer appropriate, account to Twitter's terms of service. More than 50,000 Twitter accounts were allegedly linked to the Russian government and may have been used to influence the 2016 United States presidential elections. Which exposed almost 700,000 people to propaganda in January over the course of the 2016 US Presidential Election.

Twitter's CEO Jack Dorsey recently admitted the site has serious problems with "abuse, harassment, troll armies, manipulation through bots and human coordination, misinformation campaigns, and increasingly divisive echo chambers", and asked for help assessing the "health" of the platform.

Twitter continues its fight against spam and "tweetdecking" on its platform. It's unknown whether the suspensions are permanent. 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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