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Twitter's Shadow Ban Purges the Platform of Suspicious Accounts

 - Aug 2, 2018
References: forbes & wired
Over the course of the past several months, Twitter embarked on an initiative to combat online abuse and spam with its shadow ban. The social platform aims to create a space that encourages healthy debates and positive conversations. To work towards this concept, Twitter is exercising its efforts to shut down accounts that exemplify suspicious behavior and as a result, users will see a drop in follower counts in upcoming weeks. Some elements that determine a suspicious account include significant replies, misleading links and those with a large number of blocks.

This action may seem daunting to investors, but it really represents a positive change following the plethora of robots and fake accounts that have infested the network over the years. The prior liberties of Twitter provided suspicious users a platform to exercise harmful actions in ways that negatively affected others personally, socially and politically.