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Twitter removed 1,500 accounts for improper practices

The app removed accounts that were generating hate against the platform’s security.

Twitter has done a cleanup in recent days to remove nearly 1,500 accounts that were dedicated to generating hate and trolling content, especially after the purchase by Elon Musk.

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The head of security and protection of the company, Yoel Roth, He assured that much of the published content had the objective of discrediting the security work that the application is doing.

Therefore, the approach was to stop these actions of hate on the platform, so as not to affect the user experience and generate doubts in the midst of a process of change.

The app removed accounts that were generating hate against the platform's security.
The app removed accounts that were generating hate against the platform’s security.

Twitter accounts deleted

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Roth He explained that not all of the profiles downloaded from the platform correspond to real people, but that “many were repeated bad actors”, a common practice in this type of environment because it allows content to be replicated in an agile way.

But in addition to acting in this direct way, the manager told how they are adding other working methods to stop hateful comments on the social network. To do this, treat first-person and bystander reports differently.

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“Because viewers don’t always have full context, we have a higher bar for viewer reports to find a violation,” the stream posted.

For all this, a content moderation process is carried out with impressions, which translate into the number of times a user sees part of the content, so they managed to reduce those impressions to zero after recent comments.

Finally, Roth assured in the short term they will share information on how Twitter is working and changing the way of enforcing content moderation rules, to regulate hate comments.

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The app removed accounts that were generating hate against the platform's security.
The app removed accounts that were generating hate against the platform’s security.

Twitter Content Moderation Tip

the tycoon Elon Muskalready sole proprietor of Twitterannounced that it will create a “content moderation council” on the platform, which will be characterized by including “widely diverse points of view”.

Musk, who has chosen his own Twitter account to communicate some of his intentions, points out in his latest tweet that “as long as that council does not meet, there will be no further decisions on content or account resets.”

With that last sentence, Musk seems to be referring to all those who have seen their accounts blocked in recent years for violating the network’s content policies, mostly for posting hateful messages or writing insults on their accounts.

The most prominent account of those blocked has been that of the former US President Donald Trump (2017-2021), expelled from Twitter and other social networks such as Facebook after the storming the capitol in January 2021, considering that he had instigated his followers from his account to star in those violent acts.

Own Trump hailed the takeover of Twitter by Musk when posting on his social network Truth that he felt “happy because Twitter is now in the hands (of people) sane”, but did not clarify if he intended to return as a user to a network that he used almost compulsive.

“It is important for the future of civilization to have a common digital square where a wide spectrum of beliefs can be debated in a healthy way,” he wrote in a message to advertisers on Twitter, while anticipating that advertising will have a relevant place in the network from now on.

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