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How Twitter secretly benefits from bots and fake accounts
by David Dayen

The Intercept    Translate This Article
6 November 2017

On 6 November 2017 The Intercept reported: Twitter may have a fake accounts scandal on its hands. And it's remarkably similar to the scandal that rocked Wells Fargo last year. Leslie Miley, a former engineering manager at Twitter, described to Bloomberg on Friday [3 November] how he uncovered a trove of spam accounts with IP addresses from Russia and Ukraine in 2015. He recommended deletion, but Twitter's 'growth team' controlled all removals of accounts. And they declined to purge them. 'They were more concerned with growth numbers than fake and compromised accounts,' Miley told Bloomberg. Global Good News service views this news as the failure of modern business systems. Such 'flops' highlight the need for more intelligent, evolutionary, Natural Law based, life-supporting systems.

The only difference between this and the Wells Fargo scandal is the identity of who created the accounts. ...

That's exactly what this engineer accuses Twitter's growth team of doing. Twitter has lagged well behind Facebook and other rivals in terms of user growth, with a little over 300 million users compared to Facebook's 2 billion. According to Miley, the company didn't want to excise the bots and spam accounts, as doing so would widen that gap even further. Stock prices would tank if monthly active users fell dramatically. Investors looked at that number as the most important metric.

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