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Twitter says removal of fake accounts does not hurt user metrics

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(Reuters) - Inc said on Monday it has removed fake accounts but that does not impact its reported user metrics as was indicated in a report by

The newspaper had said the company had suspended more than 70 million fake accounts in May and June, leading to a decline of monthly active users in the second quarter.

"Most accounts we remove are not included in our reported metrics as they have not been active on the platform for 30 days or more, or we catch them at sign up and they are never counted," tweeted on Monday.

"If we removed 70M accounts from our reported metrics, you would hear directly from us."

(Reporting by in Bengaluru; Editing by Arun Koyyur)

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First Published: Mon, July 09 2018. 23:17 IST
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