Twitter is still working hard to clean up its act. The company announced it has suspended over 143,000 developer apps over the last quarter.
Twitter is doing great. The platform is growing, gaining more users, and keeping them engaged. But Twitter still has a few problems it needs to solve: spam and abuse are still way too current on the platform.
Fixing these issues and improve the “health” of conversations is at the heart of everything the company has been doing for the past few months. And it is working, according to CEO Jack Dorsey: “We have seen some improvement. People are filing fewer abuse reports.”
Of course that was not just good luck. Twitter has put into place systems that work hard to rid the platform of spammy accounts. In fact, nearly 10 million spam accounts are now automatically removed from the platform per week! That is more than three times what it was able to handle last year.
Now Twitter is also attacking spammy apps. The company announced that it suspended over 143,000 developer apps last quarter, because they “violated the policies.”
Twitter wants to change its image and that starts by showing it is taking the issues of spam and abuse seriously. So far, its efforts seem to be paying off.