Twitter Clamping Down On Accounts Creating Artificial Viral Tweets

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In January, the company unveiled new measures against spam and tweetdecking.

According to BuzzFeed, that Twitter has just banned a number of popular accounts with millions of followers. Many suspended accounts allegedly stole their knee-slappers from other users without giving them proper credit, which often infuriated joke originators in the past. The ultimate aim of the practice is to artificially induce these posts to become viral.

As it customary, Twitter is not willing to comment on individual cases, but it is thought that the company was unhappy with repeated violations of its policies against spam.

It's not clear whether Twitter will be re-enabling access to these accounts, nor if this purge will clear Twitter of its mass of spam.

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This is seemingly no longer appropriate, account to Twitter's terms of service.

Tweetdecking is the process of regular users paying high profile accounts that are part of a group of prominent Twitter users to all retweet a tweet, artificially boosting its popularity by sending it out to a broad audience. Earlier this year, the company released the shocking statistics on its investigations over Russian propaganda campaign via the platform.

Last month, Twitter announced new rules that would aim to prevent users from creating or controlling accounts in an organized fashion to achieve a particular goal (such as making a post appear to have more support than it actually does). The so-called tweetdeckers is a network of users named after TweetDeck, a Twitter-management app enabling users to post on several accounts at once.

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