Twitter kills a slew of popular accounts in 'tweetdecking' purge

These Twitter accounts stole peoples’ tweets without credit and mass tweetdecked as well

These Twitter accounts stole peoples’ tweets without credit and mass tweetdecked as well

Following Twitters new rules laid down last month, it looks like the company is indeed getting a lot more serious to limit tweetdeckers. These rules were announced just to cut down on spam and stop the spreading of propaganda.

According to Buzzfeed, some of these account holders are known as "Tweetdeckers" for their use of teaming up with other users to retweet each other's content en masse via Tweetdeck - Twitter's own dashboard web app.

Continuing its tirade against the "tweetdeckers", Twitter has suspended several popular accounts known for stealing tweets or mass-retweeting tweets into manufactured virality.

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. Many of these accounts had hundreds of thousands and even millions of followers. These users are so named because they gather in private Tweetdeck groups to plot out their plans to manufacture virality. This behavior is against rules of Twitter. As per Twitter's terms, it stated that "you may not post or share intimate photos or videos of someone that were produced or distributed without their consent". Even if their accounts are restored, then, they couldn't resume their behavior without facing a tougher penalty.

Still, there are so many problems to be addressed on Twitter. Twitter's struggle to clean up its platform is highly appreciated. At this point it is hard to tell whether the suspensions of recent days will be permanent. Complicit accounts would band together and retweet each other's stolen content so that it gained a massive reach across the website.

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