Twitter is purging a lot of spam/scam accounts and therefore users may lose followers during the day, Elon Musk said on Thursday.
Twitter: View Point Of Elon Musk
Elon Musk has brought to light the fact that Twitter is cleaning the platform of a significant number of spam and fraud accounts. Before he took permanent control of the firm, Musk had some reservations about purchasing it because he believed that Twitter’s previous CEO, Parag Agrawal, and the company had been misled about the prevalence of junk profiles on the platform.
The CEO of Tesla was not convinced by Twitter’s assertion that approximately 5 percent of the platform’s total user base is made up of spam accounts, as the company had previously stated. Even among industry professionals, there is consensus that the proportion of spam accounts on will likely exceed 17 percent of the platform’s total user base. Musk suggests that users might witness a decrease in the number of followers they have as a result of the company’s fight against spam and scam accounts.
In the second quarter of 2022, Tthe had approximately 238 million monthly active users (mDAU), but Musk believes that the corporation is seeing massive growth despite not providing an exact statistic. He has also not revealed an estimate of the number of spam profiles that are present on the platform or described how they are identifying and removing spam accounts.
The problem of spam profiles is not exclusive to Twitter; it affects a wide variety of other sites, including Instagram and Facebook. A sudden reduction in a celebrity or content creator’s follower count is a common source of complaint for these individuals. Frequently, social media corporations have argued that the fall is the result of the termination of spam accounts as the cause of the drop.
Twitter To Remain on iOS Platfor
Musk provided additional clarification earlier this week regarding Apple’s lack of intention to withdraw Twitter from the App Store for iOS . He stated this in a tweet, ” “Pleasant exchange of ideas. Amongst other things, we cleared up the confusion over the possibility of the being deleted from the App Store. Tim made it very clear that Apple has never even considered implementing something like that.” He asserted that Apple had ceased advertising on the platform and that the company had threatened to exclude from the App Store. In addition to this, he claimed that the iPhone manufacturer was against free expression and that it stole money from app creators by charging a 30% commission on Apple App Store sales.