Twitter has rolled out its newest transparency report, from July 2018 to December 2018. During this period, it removed 166,513 accounts for marketing terrorism. It claimed that 91% of them were verified by internal systems, and the number is 19% lesser as compared to the last 6 Months. The firm recommended that there is a steady drop in terrorist groups attempting to employ the service partially owing to its enforcement of “zero-tolerance policy.” It claimed that, in most scenarios, it takes action in opposition to these accounts while users are setting them up and prior to them having ever posted a tweet.
The service also removed 456,989 accounts over sexual exploitation of kids. That is a drop of 6% from the earlier 6 Months, and 96% of the accounts were identified with the help of tech tools. On the spam reporting and service manipulation front, Twitter claims that the amount of “proactive challenges” of accounts decreased by 17% from the H1 of 2018 to 194 Million. Almost 75% of these were automatically eliminated, and Twitter claims that the data shows individuals are having “less spams” on its website.
On a related note, when it comes to distributing false and misleading remarks of President Trump, Twitter is an ideal mean. A media research discovered that when tweeting about statements by Trump, major news outlets comprise fake data 30% of the time. And 65% of the time, news sources fail to offer context or corrections in the body of those posts. That is particularly worrying considering that so many users get their news through headlines & tweets and do not all read most stories, where they may get more context. The research studied over 2,000 posts published by 32 primary news outlets in the US from January 26, 2019, to and February 15, 2019.