Twitter blocks accounts for "tweetdecking"

Twitter bans joke thieves and the network’s users couldn’t be happier about

The company had also made changes to Tweetdeck and its API last month in a bid to " limit the ability of users to perform coordinated actions across multiple accounts". In a further push to stop tweetdeckers, Twitter has reportedly banned a number of accounts that have been known for mass-retweeting or copying and spreading each others tweets.

Further the report clarifies that numerous suspended accounts have got a number of followers, and the number of the followers is quite high and reaches in hundreds and thousands even some accounts have followers in millions.

Buzzfeed reported that numerous suspended accounts includes @Dory, @GirlPosts, @SoDamnTrue, @reiatabie, @commonwhitegiri, @teenagernotes, @finah, @holyfag, and @memeprovider.

Engadget reports that while it's not certain if the suspensions are permanent, the accounts were suspended for violating spam policies that forbid mass duplication and impersonation.

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The rules for app developers are due to come into force on March 23, but it seems the site has got a head-start on accounts that have gained hundreds of thousands of followers through less than honest means. This behavior is against rules of Twitter.

This is seemingly no longer appropriate, account to Twitter's terms of service. "The platform's spam policy covers many different types of bad behavior, including the posting of "duplicative or substantially similar content, replies, or mentions over multiple accounts" or "[attempting] to artificially inflate account interactions". More than 50,000 Twitter accounts were allegedly linked to the Russian government and may have been used to influence the 2016 USA presidential elections.

Twitter declined to comment on individual accounts. Twitter's struggle to clean up its platform is highly appreciated.

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