Up to 10 Million Automated Accounts Detected by Twitter Every Week


In his testimony in front of the United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Twitter's Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey stated that the social network had to disable between 8.5 million and 10 million accounts each week during 2018 because of automation and spam spreading suspicions.

As Dorsey said during his testimony, Twitter also had has to thwart up to 530K suspicious logins per day, double the amount it had to deal with the year before.

To do all of the above, Twitter had and still has to create new bot detection tools designed to automate the process of detecting and fighting automated accounts.

Most of the tools employ suspicious account activity to find accounts with questionable behavior such as a large number of tweets which use the same hashtag or mention the same account without ever receiving a reply.

"These technological improvements have brought about a corresponding reduction in the number of spam reports from people on Twitter,

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