Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey
Tencent Technology News, July 13 According to foreign media reports, Twitter began to shut down or clean up about 70 million fake or suspicious accounts from May this year. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey was also affected by the cleanup.
Dorsey said on Twitter that he lost 200,000 fans and the number of followers has dropped to 4 million. Previously, Twitter honored its promise to clean up fake accounts on the platform.
On Wednesday, Vijaya Gadde, head of Twitter's legal, policy, trust and security department, said that Twitter has removed fake accounts locked by the platform from around the world. As a result, the number of fan attentions of many users may decline. “Lock & rdquo; account refers to those accounts that have confirmed that the information has suddenly changed and has not been verified.
On Thursday, Dorsey said on Twitter: "Get started today." ”
Twitter recently said it identified nearly 10 million suspicious accounts every week and conducted security checks on all suspicious accounts. The Washington Post reported last week that Twitter has suspended more than 1 million accounts every day in recent months. Since October last year, this number has doubled. Under the pressure of Congress, Twitter was forced to disclose information on the use of false information by the Russian side to manipulate the US presidential election.
Twitter's share price has fallen 5% on Monday, mainly because of fears that deleting a large number of fake accounts will hinder user growth. But on Thursday, Twitter's share price rose another 3.2%.
In addition to the CEO, the number of fans of many well-known users has also been affected. For example, the number of fans of US President Trump was 53.4 million, and it was reduced by 100,000 after the cleanup. Former US President Barack Obama’s 104 million fans have also dropped by about 400,000. Fruitie Katy Perry is currently the most popular celebrity on Twitter. Her previous fan number was 119 million, and it dropped to 108 million after cleanup.