ReutersJul 10, 2018 08:48:31 IST
Twitter Inc said on 9 July that it has removed fake accounts but that does not impact its reported user metrics as was indicated in a report by The Washington Post.
The newspaper had said the social media company had suspended more than 70 million fake accounts in May and June, leading to a decline of monthly active users in the second quarter.
If we removed 70M accounts from our reported metrics, you would hear directly from us. This article reflects us getting better at improving the health of the service. Look forward to talking more on our earnings call July 27!
— Ned Segal (@nedsegal) July 9, 2018
“Most accounts we remove are not included in our reported metrics as they have not been active on the platform for 30 days or more, or we catch them at sign up and they are never counted,” CFO Ned Segal tweeted on Monday.
“If we removed 70M accounts from our reported metrics, you would hear directly from us.”
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