Twitter suspends multiple high profile accounts for stealing tweets

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Twitter continues its fight against spam and "tweetdecking" on its platform.

San Francisco: Continuing its tirade against the "tweetdeckers", Twitter has suspended several popular accounts known for stealing tweets or mass-retweeting tweets into manufactured virality. Many suspended accounts allegedly stole their knee-slappers from other users without giving them proper credit, which often infuriated joke originators in the past. According to BuzzFeed, Twitter targeted some of these accounts because they are known for "tweetdecking", a practice where multiple accounts are used in mass-retweeting each other's posts. However, the accounts have reportedly been suspended for violating spam policies that forbid mass duplication and impersonation.

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Buzzfeed reported that numerous suspended accounts includes @Dory, @GirlPosts, @SoDamnTrue, @reiatabie, @commonwhitegiri, @teenagernotes, @finah, @holyfag, and @memeprovider. It's not certain that if the suspensions are permanent or not. Earlier this year, the company released the shocking statistics on its investigations over Russian propaganda campaign via the platform. Named after the Twitter dashboard app, it's a method to artificially bloat the popularity of a particular tweet by posting them over a number of accounts. Now the accounts-which racked up millions of followers and stole amusing tweets without giving credit-are actually gone from Twitter.

Following Twitters new rules laid down last month, it looks like the company is indeed getting a lot more serious to limit tweetdeckers. The company is also now making greater effort to crack down on the use of bots on its site.

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