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Twitter more active now to purge spam, fake accounts

Announcedment comes shortly before the US midterm pollss on November 6

San Francisco.

Twitter has said that it is giving its users more freedom to report fake, suspicious accounts to intensify crackdown on online spamming activities a few days ahead of US midterm elections.

Twitter announced the new measure through its official safety account. It said it will not allow any attempts to manipulate or disrupt its service.

This comes shortly before the US midterm elections are to take place on November 6.

"You can now specify what type of spam you’re seeing when you report, including fake accounts," Twitter [email protected] said in a tweeted post.

Twitter will allow users to flag tweets as originating from a fake account or a bot which are impersonating as something or someone else, and mark them as "fake".

The new tool unveiled by Twitter is the latest step that the social media site has taken to combat malicious activities on its platform.

Twitter said in July that it had purged about 70 million accounts in May and June of this year for conducting spamming or malicious behaviour.

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