MADRID, May 4. (Portaltic/EP) –
Twitter has estimated this Monday that false or ‘spam’ accounts represent less than 5 percent of the monetizable daily active users of the social network in the first quarter of the year.
The founder and CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, Elon Musk, has recently bought Twitter for 44,000 million dollars (more than 41,600 million euros in exchange). One of his priorities was, as he stated days after closing the operation, to put an end to the ‘spam’ accounts on the platform.
In a document filed by Twitter with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Monday, the company refers to the weight of fake or “spam” accounts on the social network.
Twitter assures in this document that less than 5 percent of its monetizable daily active users are ‘spam’ accounts. At least in the first quarter of the year, the platform closes with more than 229 million users worldwide.
Musk has reiterated his crusade against ‘bots’ and ‘spam’ accounts on the red carpet of the Met Gala (New York, USA). In it, he has reaffirmed in statements to Global News his commitment to end “the ‘trols’ and scams” because he considers that they are deteriorating the user experience.
Musk’s other big mention of spam accounts took place on April 10. It was then that he proposed his version of Twitter Blue, the social network’s monthly subscription service, whose price would drop from $3 to $2, but paying twelve months in advance.
Musk added at that time that the account would be suspended without the right to a refund in the event that it is shown that its user has used it for ‘spam’ or to carry out a scam.