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Twitter CFO Says Removed Spam Accounts Won’t Impact User Metrics

Twitter CFO Ned Segal says the loss of 70 million users will have no impact on its user metrics.

Tweeting from his account the CFO says, “Most accounts we remove are not counted because they haven’t been active in the last 30 days or are caught at sign up before they’re able to access the service.”

Segal says if there were to be 70 million accounts with metrics that were deleted you would know about it.

The news of Twitter deleting more than 70 million accounts earlier this week saw its stock plummet by 9 per cent slashing its market value by US$3bn.

Currently, Twitter is at US$43.47 up 0.27 per cent.

In just one day Twitter suspended more than a million accounts.

In May, the company’s systems identified and challenged more than 9.9 million potential spam or automated accounts per week. In December it was 6.4 million and September it was at 3.2 million.

The social media company says it is removing 214 per cent more accounts on a year-on-year basis for violating its spam policies.