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TECH 10 Jul 2018 | 4:49 AM

Twitter says removal of fake accounts does not hurt user metrics

Twitter Inc said on July 9 it has removed fake accounts but that does not impact its reported user metrics as was indicated in a report by The Washington Post.

TECH 09 Jul 2018 | 5:19 AM

Twitter rooting out fake accounts at record rate: report

Twitter has been suspending more than one million fake and dubious accounts per day, according to The Washington Post, in an aggressive bid to stem the flow of false information.

TECH 27 May 2019 | 5:00 AM

Fake Facebook accounts: the never-ending battle against bots

The staggering figure of more than three billion fake accounts blocked by Facebook over a six-month period highlights the challenges faced by social networks in curbing automated accounts.

TECH 06 Nov 2017 | 1:00 AM

Fake Russian accounts not addressed, says former Twitter worker

In early 2015, a Twitter employee discovered a vast amount of Twitter accounts with IP addresses in Russia and Ukraine.

Twitter 18 Jul 2018 | 6:30 AM

Twitter suspended 58 million accounts in 4Q

Twitter suspended at least 58 million user accounts in the final three months of 2017, according to data obtained by The Associated Press.

TECH 24 Oct 2018 | 12:30 AM

Purging long-forgotten online accounts: Worth the trouble?

The Internet is riddled with long-forgotten accounts on social media, dating apps and various shopping sites used once or twice. Sure, you should delete all those unused logins and passwords. And eat your vegetables. And go to the gym.

TECH 12 Jun 2019 | 9:33 AM

China blocks websites, Internet accounts in new cleanup campaign

China launched a new campaign to clean up its Internet, state media said, amid a fresh wave of apparent censorship by Beijing blocking more foreign media websites and shutting down domestic accounts on social media.

TECH 22 Jan 2018 | 9:01 AM

Twitter finds 1,062 more accounts linked to Russian agency

Twitter Inc said it found another 1,062 accounts linked to the Russian government-backed Internet Research Agency accused of trying to influence the 2016 US presidential election.

TECH 01 Apr 2019 | 9:21 AM

Facebook removes accounts linked to Pakistani military employees

Facebook has removed 103 pages, groups and accounts that were part of a network it said was linked to employees of the Pakistani military's public relations arm, the social media group announced on April 1.

Facebook 14 Nov 2018 | 4:51 AM

Facebook shuts more accounts aimed at political meddling

Facebook on Nov 13 said it shut down more accounts aimed at influencing the US midterm election and that it is exploring a possible link to Russia.