Removing fake accounts won’t hurt user metrics

Twitter suspended more than 70 million accounts in May and June, and the pace has continued in July.

Twitter reported 336 million monthly active users at the end of the first quarter of this year.

Neighbourhood Technology Desk/Avi Arya: Confirming a report that Twitter has been suspending as much as one million questionable accounts per day in recent months, the micro-blogging site refuted the claim that the move will lead to decline in the numbers of monthly active users. Washington port had reported that Twitter has also suspended more than 70 million accounts in May and June, and the pace has continued in July.

Fortune.com had reported that the confirmation of removal of fake accounts, even if not from the reported metrics, Twitter’s shares fell nearly 9 per cent in midday trading Monday, erasing $3.1 billion in market value. Removing accounts could lead to a drop in the number of monthly active users (MAUs) in the second quarter.

 

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