Babar Khan Javed
Feb 22, 2018

Twitter begins bot purge

Twitter has enforced a swift crackdown against fake followers and accounts, angering some influencers while taking the industry closer to a world without vanity metrics.

In a move that many see as long overdue, Twitter has initiated a crackdown against bots by making changes to its application programming interface API that will impact services that allow advertisers and agencies to share content across multiple accounts.

In the announcement by Yoel Roth, the head of API policy at Twitter, the changes were positioned as an important step towards ensuring that non-public service announcements are wary of malicious activity, the likes of...

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