Twitter starts blocking several accounts responsible for stealing tweets
by Geekboots | Mon, 12 Mar 2018
Twitter banned a slew of popular accounts were known for stealing jokes or for making tweets go viral with mass retweets. A Twitter spokesperson said that a number of accounts - such as @Dory, @GirlPosts, @SoDamnTrue, @reiatabie, @holyfag, @commonwhitegiri, @finah, @teenagernotes, @memeprovide, and more “ with hundreds of thousands or even millions of followers” - violated the company’s new spam policies and have been suspended.
The bans are part of a larger fight against spam on Twitter, as outlined in the platform's rules and a recent blog post that outlined problems with automated accounting. Some accounts are known as tweetdecker, because of they are practiced of teaming up in exclusive Tweetdeck group and mass-retweeting one another and paying customers, and also stealing people's tweets without credit. And these accounts have individually received temporary suspensions. This is the first time in recent activity have been suspended all these at once by the Twitter.
The false news on politics travels farther, faster, deeper and more broadly than the truth on Twitter because humans, not robots, are more likely to spread it and this has studied by the three Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
According to Twitter's rules, Tweetdecking is an explicit violation of Twitter spam policy, belongs to not allow users to sell, purchase, or attempt to artificially inflate account interactions, and violating this policy is grounds for permanent suspension.
The company said that it would be rolled out in a broader effort to combat spam and working to prevent applications from controlling armies of bots. The limits are designed to prevent individuals from posting “substantially similar content” across multiple accounts, and using those accounts to artificially boost their visibility and popularity.