Twitter has revealed it currently removes one million bots every day in order to keep its platform safe
Twitter has acknowledged that in order to keep its network secure, one million bots are currently removed daily. In this sense, bots are harmful or spam accounts, fictitious user names that leave pointless remarks on other people’s tweets, or tools that are used to advertise an account or website. In some instances, bots are used to spread malware such as ransomware (opens in new tab). However, on the press conference call, Twitter officials stated that fewer than 5% of the company’s user base is made up of spam accounts, a statistic that has mostly been constant since 2013.
Twitter examines accounts manually to identify whether they are controlled by real people or computer systems. The company then creates reports for its shareholders and informs them of the number of spam bots using the network using a combination of public and private data, according to Twitter.
The corporation further claimed that an external auditor would be unable to evaluate the platform because of the type of data required for such examination. It did not want to specify what kind of information it would give the prospective buyer.