Twitter slashes the number of users people can follow each day in bid to cut down on spammers

Mail Online | 4/9/2019 | Annie Palmer For
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Twitter wants to send a message to spammers.

The social media platform is now capping the number of accounts people can follow each day to 400, down from the previous limit of 1,000 accounts.

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Twitter is putting the new policy into place as part of its broader efforts to combat spam and bot accounts on the platform.

'Follow, unfollow, follow, unfollow. Who does that? Spammers,' Twitter's safety account wrote on Monday.

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'So we're changing the number of accounts you can follow each day from 1,000 to 400. Don't worry, you'll be just fine.'

Twitter settled on a cap of 400 accounts as it felt that was a 'reasonable limit' that would still let most users follow the people they're interested in, while still curbing spammy tactics, Yoel Roth, Twitter's head of site integrity, explained in a series of tweets.

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A common indicator of a spam account is 'follower churn,' or where an account repeatedly follows and unfollows the same...
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