Numerous users locked out of their accounts were conservative voices on the platform, leading to calls of political bias, which the company denounced. While the list is substantial, it can be summarised as below.
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Twitter released a statement saying that it was continuing to identify "suspicious account behaviors" that represented automated activity or other violations of its terms of service.
Twitter's cracking down upon bot accounts obviously seems to have outraged the conservative Twitter users.
Roth says they will enforce the Twitter policy update starting March 23, 2018.
For starters, TweetDeck previously allowed a user to craft a single tweet and simultaneously send it out to multiple accounts- some would have more than 100 accounts- just at the click of a button. The court document said those accused "had a strategic goal to sow discord in the US political system, including the 2016 USA presidential election".
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And as part of the new policies, Twitter is disabling features in TweetDeck that allowed users to automatically perform actions across multiple accounts.
Some U.S. users with conservative politics complained their number of followers had gone down after Twitter asked them to verify their identity. For example, applications that coordinate activity across multiple accounts to simultaneously post Tweets with a specific hashtag (e.g.in an attempt to cause that topic to trend) are prohibited.
Some Trump supporters are blaming the Twitter account purge on Communists, which is to be expected.
Despite conspiracy theories that quickly gained traction on Twitter, the social media company denied any political bias. "Note that when an account is locked and being challenged to provide a phone number, it is removed from follower counts until it provides a phone number".
"Our work indicates a lot of the more conservative Americans were consuming more junk news", she explained.
Conservatives were enraged last month when activist James O'Keefe published a series of undercover videos purporting to show Twitter engineers boasting of their ability to "shadow-ban" far-right users, or hide their tweets from appearing online.