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Twitter to keep spamming in check

ANI | Updated: Jun 27, 2018 23:43 IST

New Delhi [India], June 27 (ANI): Twitter announced new measures to keep in check the spamming and malicious automation.
The micro-blogging site also introduced measures to fight abuse and trolls, new policies on hateful conduct and violent extremism, and is bringing in new technology and staff to fight spam and abuse.
The steps to ensure the same are:
1. Reducing the visibility of suspicious accounts in Tweet and account metrics
2. Improving Twitter signup process
3. Auditing existing accounts for signs of automated signup
4. Expansion of its malicious behavior detection systems
Platform manipulation and spam are the challenges that the platform continues to face and which continue to evolve, and Twitter is striving to be more transparent with users about its work.
Users can now enable two-factor authentication, have different passwords for different platforms and use a FIDO Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) security key for login verification when signing into Twitter.
In May 2018, Twitter's systems identified and challenged more than 9.9 million potentially 'spammy' or automated accounts per week. That's up from 6.4 million in December 2017, and 3.2 million in September.
The social networking website has given all the necessary information through their official handle.
They wrote, "Starting today, you can use a security key for login verification when you sign in to https://twitter.com ."


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